Current Roles: Associate Specialist in Dermatology, West Herts NHS Trust (WHHT), Watford Hospital
Surgical Lead in Dermatology WHHT
Joint Skin Cancer Lead WHHT (2020)
Qualifications: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery London (1999)
BSc (Bachelor of Science, Pathology London 1996)
Memberships: MRCSEd (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2003 to present )
MRCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners (London 2005)
British Association of Dermatologists (2008 to present)
Poster Presentations at British Association of Dermatologists Annual Meeting
2009 Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCCs): Impact of national guidance on local specialist
dermatology department is likely to be manageable
2010 Audit of Two Week Wait Referrals: How does tertiary referral influence management?
2012 Improving patient information about skin surgery: A patient survey on the value of
clinical photographs to aid consent
2013 Self-funding low priority skin lesion surgery: An evaluation of a new service
2014 Overwhelming infection following routine skin surgery: A suggested guideline to prevent surgical site infection in high risk cases
2015 A case report of giant melanoma: a rare clinical variant of cutaneous malignant
Associated Author (B McDonald et al)
2016 Interruptions: Are they always appropriate?
Miss Anthony trained in Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, qualifying as a doctor in 1999 after undertaking 6 years of undergraduate study. After qualifying she spent 3 years rotating every six months between different surgical specialties, including Plastic Surgery at London's Chelsea & Wesminster Hospital, and attained her basic postgraduate qualifications in Surgery, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003. Her career then took her into General Practice for a short period, when she also became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2005.
She returned to her surgical roots after joining the West Herts NHS Trust dermatology team whilst working as a GP in 2005, and has been performing operations to remove skin lesions since then. In 2007 she was appointed Associate Specialist in Dermatology and her permanent job remains in the West Hertfordshire NHS Hospitals Trust.
In her NHS role she performs operations principally on skin cancers, as well as many other skin lesions and also undertakes skin lesion diagnosis clinics therefore encompassing both diagnostic and surgical practice. She has recently been appointed Joint Skin Cancer Lead at West Herts NHS Trust, a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team, working closely with her dermatology, plastic surgery, oncology and histopathology colleagues.
She continues to take an active role in clinical audit and development of her knowledge and practice, giving regular presentations at hospital departmental meetings and also regularly attends relevant courses and surgical and dermatology meetings. She has been central to developing the surgical department in Dermatology at WHHT over the years, and remains committed to bringing the highest quality surgical service to dermatology patients in her care. She works closely and enthusiastically with her team to ensure that departmental guidelines and delivery of care are up to date, and she takes great pride in providing holistic care to her patients.
In 2008 Miss Anthony was appointed as a Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow of the School of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Hertfordshire, where she lectures doctors and nurses on the theory of skin surgery, as well as teaching practical surgical skills, and examining these skills in their final assessment.
She has spent a short time between 2018-2019 working for the digital health tech company Open Medical, where she helped to develop the now widely used eDerma digital platform for dermatology, and has gained extensive experience in training and implementing the system in NHS Trusts.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, her family and her friends at any given opportunity, and increasingly enjoys her weekends in the New Forest for a change of scenery! Her hobbies include yoga, writing, playing tennis and the piano, and she has taken part in numerous runs and cycle rides for charity, including running a half marathon (once only!). She took a very rewarding career break in Montreal Canada in 2017 with her husband, and wrote about career breaks for doctors in the BMJ Blog in 2018.
She takes a great interest in mental health awareness, particularly in Doctors, and in 2018 set up Permitted To Pause (www.permittedtopause.co.uk) as a platform to encourage ways to take breaks and to remain balanced at busy times.