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    Dermatologist Dr Nicola Clayton

    Dermatologist Dr Nicola ClaytonDermatologist Dr Nicola Clayton


    Dermatologist Dr Nicola Clayton MB ChB BSc MRCP (UK) (Derm) is a Dermatologist who has a specialist interest in hair-loss and scalp conditions. Her NHS post is at West Middlesex University Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she treats adults and paediatric patients.

    Dr Nicola Clayton trained at The University of Bristol Medical School where she gained her BSc in Bioethics and degress in Medicine and Surgery. Dr Clayton transferred to London for postgraduate training at University College Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital. Her Dermatology training was with Barts Health NHS Trust and The Royal Free Foundation NHS trust.

    Dr Nicola Clayton sees and treats women, men and children suffering from scalp conditions and hair loss including alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness and female hair loss), alopecia, folliculitis, scalp psoriasis and scarring alopecia. Dr Clayton uses clinical hair photography for monitoring of treatment.

    As a general dermatologist Dr Nicola Clayton treats a multitude of conditions including psoriasis, eczema, acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous Sarcoidosis, skin cancer and performs mole checks, cryotherapy, steroid injections and minor surgery.


    Tuesday 2pm to 6pm

    Friday 2pm to 6pm


    Dr Nicola Clayton is registered with the GMC and is on the specialist register for Dermatology. She is a member of the The Royal College of Physicians, The British Association of Dermatologists, The British Hair & Nail Society and the Royal Society of Medicine. Dr Clayton is recognised by all major UK private heath insurers.

    Education and Training

    Dr Clayton was awarded the British Association of Dermatologists study fellowship in 2012 which helped fund a 6 month hair fellowship at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology with Dr Catherine Stefanato with a focus on histopathology. During this time she collaborated with Professor Mike Philpott from the Blizard Institute. From this, she presented her work at The World Congress for Hair research 2013, London histopathology Symposium and the American Society of Dermatopathology annual meeting.

    Publications and Press

    Dr Nicola Clayton is widely published and some example publications include:

    R. Verdolini, R. Atkar, N. Clayton, R. Hasan, C. M. Stefanato, “Catamenial dermatoses: has anyone ever considered prostaglandins?” Clin Exp Dermatol. 2014 June;39(4):433-562

    Verdolini R, Clayton N, Smith A, Alwash N, Mannello B, “Metformin for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: a little help along the way.” J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Sep;27(9):1101-8.

    Verdolini R, Clayton N, Arkoumani E, “Striate palmar keratoderma and antiretroviral treatment for human immunodeficiency virus infection: not just a coincidence.” Clin Exp Dermatol. 2013 July;38(5):556-8

    Clayton N, , Verdolini R, “Ten bright-white fingernails in two young healthy patients.” Clin Exp Dermatol. 2012 Mar;37(2): 201-2

    Does my hair need sun cream, The Telegraph, 10th August 2016 – read here.


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