Dr Alison Layton

Consultant Dermatologist


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Personal profile

Dr Alison Layton was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust in 1994. She has a particular interest in androgen mediated disorders including acne and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She sits on the Executive Council of PCOS UK. She has conducted many clinic trials embracing acne and rosacea as well as other inflammatory dermatoses.

Dr Layton is involved in basic science research examining the immunology and microbiological aspects of acne. She is one of the reviewers for the prodigy guidelines for rosacea and acne as well as for a number of NICE guidelines related to dermatological conditions. She has recently been involved in helping to develop the European Dermatology Forum Evidence based acne guideline.

She has written the acne chapter for the eighth edition of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology and a recent chapter on Sebaceous Gland disorders for the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. She has lectured and presented at many international symposiums on subjects related to acne and rosacea and has written many chapters and review articles specifically relating to these conditions.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Member of the British Association of Dermatology
  • Member of the British Society of Dermatological Surgery
  • Member of the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
  • Member of The Dowling Club Member of the National Eczema Society
  • Executive Board Member of PCOS UK
  • Member of European Expert Panel for Acne

  • Clinical Interests

  • Androgen mediated skin disorders - acne
  • PCOS skin cancers
  • Inflammatory skin disease - psoriasis/eczema

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