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Dr Deirdre Buckley

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Deidre Buckley is an internationally recognised Consultant Dermatologist with a special interest in allergies. She has an extensive research background and is an internationally recognised expert and lecturer in the area of fragrance allergy. She has her private practice at Sulis Hospital Bath.

Dr Buckley studied medicine at University College Cork (Ireland). She trained in specialized skin cancer surgery units in Birmingham and London, and as Senior Registrar in Dermatology at University College Hospital, London.

She received specialist training in contact dermatitis at the Department of Cutaneous Allergy, St Thomas' Hospital, London and in general allergy at Imperial College London and the Department of Cutaneous Allergy, Amersham.

In 2001, she was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist at Great Western Hospital NHS Trust, Swindon. Over a ten-year period she developed the allergy, skin cancer surgery and phototherapy services in Swindon, in particular setting up an integrated NHS Type I (prick test) service for allergy patients.

After her recruitment to the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust in 2011, she ran a busy Type IV (patch test) NHS Allergy Clinic.

At Sulis Hospital Bath, Dr Buckley runs a specialist allergy and prick test service for adults and children over the age of 18 years with suspected allergy to latex, local anaesthetics, nuts and other foods, pets, pollen, dust and moulds, venom allergy, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, asthma, atopic eczema and undiagnosed anaphylaxis.

She also provides sublingual immunotherapy for patients allergic to grass or tree pollen, animals or house dust mite.

In 2022 she was awarded the prestigious Bisset Hawkins Gold Medal. This is a triennial award, endowed by Captain Edward Wilmot Williams in 1896, made by the Royal College of Physicians of London to acknowledge work done in the preceding ten years in advancing sanitary science or promoting public health. It is named after Francis Bisset Hawkins (1796–1884), a distinguished London physician and is presented after the Harveian Oration.

Dr Buckley continues her national research work, is a committee member of the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy (having served as President 2018-2021) and is the UK elected representative to the European Society of Contact Dermatitis.

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General dermatology, Specialist interest in allergy

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Dr Buckley is nationally-recognised for her expertise in allergies. She is frequently approached as a thought-leader by national and international platforms for Her expertise.

Dr Buckley values personal interaction highly. She is regarded by peers as an approachable and conscientious doctor with very high standards.

Consultant Dermatologist, Sulis Hospital Bath and Royal United Hospital, Bath

Type I Allergy
Type IV Allergy (Contact Dermatitis)
Immunotherapy (sublingual)
Skin Cancer Surgery; treatment of moles and melanoma

Wrote the national set of patient information leaflets for patients with Type IV Allergy adopted by the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy

Member of the Therapy and Guidelines Committee of the British Association of Dermatologists.

Dermatology Editorial Representative for the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Content author of two e-learning modules (on pigmented moles) for the Department of Health/British Association of Dermatologists' e-learning for Health Project.

Regular reviewer for the British Journal of Dermatology, Contact Dermatitis, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology and Journal of the European Academy of Dermatovenereology.

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
British Society for Cutaneous Allergy (BSCA)

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