ITV This Morning’s Dr Chris Steele MBE to launch new SkinHealth UK clinic in London’s Docklands


At 3pm on Tuesday 29th November 2011, Dr. Chris Steele, “resident doctor” on the popular ITV ‘This Morning’ programme, and Patron of SKCIN, The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity, will officially open a new SkinHealth UK clinic in London’s Docklands.

The Docklands Clinic, Admirals Way, London E14 9UD is a new multi-disciplinary clinic encompassing the physical, emotional and aesthetic health needs of its clients via a full range of treatments and therapies by expert practitioners.

SkinHealth UK currently offers state of the art skin cancer screening in private clinics throughout London and is now pleased to be launching SkinCheck at The Docklands Clinic offering clients the convenience of a walk-in service. On a corporate basis the service is available throughout the UK.

Dr. Chris Steele says “From personal experience I know just how important it is to be vigilant about changes to the skin, having had a skin cancer removed from my face. Unfortunately very few people know what to look out for and that is what Skcin, The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity, are trying to change. The work SkinHealth UK does with it’s SkinCheck has the potential to save lives and offers another option for those who want a more comprehensive skin health assessment in a private situation, or need a second opinion, and for this reason it has my full endorsement. ”

‘Dr. Chris’ appeared on the very first This Morning show twenty years ago and still appears each week. Perhaps more than any other clinician, he had pioneered the use of the television and internet mediums to inform and educate the general public on a whole range of health matters.

SkinCheck at The Docklands Clinic is a 30 minute detailed consultation with a specialist nurse who carries out a complete skin examination using traditional screening technology such as dermoscopy, but also including the latest technology, SIAscopy. This allows for capturing images deep within the skin which provides a unique extra dimension for the clinicians to base their diagnosis on. The nurse will also provide tuition in what to look out for and a mole-by-mole result letter within five days of the consultation.

Mr Per Hall, Clinical Director of SkinHealth UK comments “SkinCheck has been constructed to provide a complete skin examination, also on the back where it is impossible for people to review their own skin. All of our nurses have masters degrees in skin care and will be able to provide the most detailed possible examination. We are strong believers in raising awareness of skin cancer and how it can be prevented. If an abnormality is identified we will be able to offer referral to both NHS and private clinics for fast follow-up by leading local consultants.”

Over 11,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer in the UK each year and melanoma is today the second most common cancer in young people. Skin cancer is claiming more lives in the UK than in Australia, despite more skin cancer cases in Australia and the reason is that 90% of skin cancers in Australia are curable due to early detection (and the high degree of education and awareness in Australia). Skin screening does save lives.