Dermatologists in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by staff grade

In April 2020, there were 611 dermatology consultants registered in the United Kingdom, followed by 244 specialists. Dermatologists are doctors who specialize in the treatment of skin conditions in particular, but also any problems with nails and hair.

Skin cancer on the rise

In the last twenty years the rate of skin cancer diagnoses has significantly increased in England. In 2018, 306.1 men and 197.2 women per 100,000 population were newly diagnosed with skin cancer. This represents almost a doubling in the incidence of skin cancer in both genders since the year 2000.

Dermatological sales

In 2017, approximately 104.7 million units of skin products were sold in Great Britain. Medicated skincare made up most of the sales, with 25.3 million units sold, followed by dry skin treatments at 19.1 million units. The number of units sold in 2017 translated into a sales value of 89.3 million and 91.4 million British pounds for medicated skincare and dry skin treatment respectively.

Number of dermatologists in the United Kingdom (UK) as of April 2020, by staff grade

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Release date

July 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 2020

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