Stafford Skincare


Dr Anne Ward

Consultant Dermatologist



01543 251807



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Skin Rashes, Allergies and Vulval Conditions
Stafford Skincare is a private dermatology clinic held by Dr. Anne Ward, an experienced consultant dermatologist. All skin, hair, nail and vulval conditions can be treated, in both adults and children. Common skin diseases seen in the clinic include acne, allergies, drug reactions, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and urticaria.

Reduction in Facial Flushing in Rosacea

In addition to being seen quicker, a private dermatology appointment means that there are no NHS funding restrictions, so conditions such as acne scarring, facial flushing and pigmentation can also be treated.

Chronic Hand Eczema, Urticaria


Sometimes further investigations are necessary to determine the cause of the skin problem. The waiting times for Patch Testing, Skin Prick Testing and Skin Biopsies are typically 1 – 2 weeks at Stafford Skincare, meaning treatments can be started sooner, once the diagnosis is made.

Patch Testing is used to investigate whether a skin rash is due to an allergy (contact allergic dermatitis). Patches containing possible skin allergens are applied to the upper back, and the results are read after 48 and 96 hours. It is recommended for people with stubborn eczema that is not responding to treatment, chronic hand eczemas or unusual patterns of eczemas.

Skin Prick Testing involves tiny pricks on the inner forearm which become red, raised and itchy if reacting. Prick Testing is useful for suspected allergies to pets, pollens and some foods. Dr. Anne Ward is a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI).

Patch Testing and Skin Prick Testing for suspected skin allergies

Skin Biopsy is where a small sample of skin is taken after the area is numbed with a local anaesthetic injection. The sample is sent for analysis and so helps to diagnose the skin problem.

Vulval Conditions: Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Planus, Vaginal Discharge, Vulval Pain
Many women suffer from vulval problems, but are too embarrassed to seek help. Vulval complaints are sore, itchy and uncomfortable and can lead to a lack of intimacy in relationships.

Dr. Anne Ward has undertaken specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of vulval conditions. She is a member of the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases (BSSVD). She works closely with local consultant gynaecologists to provide a multi-specialist vulval service.

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Skin rashes and vulval problems – please contact your nearest private dermatology clinic at Cannock, Lichfield, Rowley Hospital Stafford, and Spire Little Aston Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.