Dr Ella Seccombe

Dr Ella Seccombe is a Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust.  She consults privately in Southampton, at The Spire Hospital and in Winchester, at Healthshare Winchester Clinic.

She sees patients with all general skin conditions including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, hair and nail disease including hair loss, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) as well as benign and cancerous skin lesions and sun damage.  She also performs skin surgery for benign and malignant skin growths.

Her interest is paediatric dermatology.  This includes the diagnosis and treatment of eczema, acne, strawberry birthmarks (haemangiomas) as well as inflammatory rashes.


Dr Seccombe graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ school of medicine with distinction in clinical sciences and special study modules.  She completed an intercalated Batchelor of Science degree in Psychology, gaining a 2:1 degree.

After qualifying, she initially worked as a junior doctor in London and on the South Coast, before moving to the Wessex region , where she undertook specialist training in Dermatology. 

She was appointed Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust in January 2020.


In her NHS practice, Dr Seccombe’s role includes general dermatology, skin cancer and skin surgery and a weekly paediatric dermatology clinic. She is a member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team. 

In addition to her clinical work, she is the Postgraduate Education lead and the Junior Doctor lead Consultant in Dermatology.  She is keenly involved in medical student, junior doctor and GP teaching and is an Educational Supervisor of current Dermatology Specialist Registrars.

"I can’t thank Dr Seccombe enough for the help, advice and care I was given, and I would recommend her services to anyone.
A huge thank you for making me feel like myself again. "

A recent patient


MBBS / King’s College London, University of London / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is the primary medical degree awarded to physicians on completion of their medical school training

BSc / Kings College London, University of London / 2004
Bachelor of Science

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2010
Mandatory postgraduate qualification for doctors who wish to become physicians

Specialty Certificate Examination Dermatology / Royal College of Physicians / 2014
Mandatory postgraduate qualification to complete certificate of training (CCT) in Dermatology and be recognised as a Consultant Dermatologist


A selection of Dr Seccombe’s published articles:

  • Seccombe E, Wynne MD, Clancy C, Godfrey KM, Fityan A. A retrospective review of phototherapy in children, at a tertiary paediatric dermatology unit. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2021 Jan;37(1):34-38. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12604. Epub 2020 Oct 4. PMID: 32860720; PMCID: PMC7116614
  • Seccombe, E.L., Ardern‐Jones, M., Walker, W., Austin, S., Taibjee, S., Williams, S., Hossain, P., Shenoy, D. and Fityan, A. (2019), Bronchiolitis obliterans as a long‐term sequela of Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in children. Clin Exp Dermatol, 44: 897-902. doi:10.1111/ced.13969
  • Seccombe E & Hextall J (2008). MINERVA: Solitary mastocytoma. British Medical Journal, 336:676

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Personal information

Dr Ella enjoys spending time with her young family and pet Goldendoodle. When she gets the chance, she likes to go for a run, play tennis and spend time with friends.  She is also an avid reader of fiction and the member of a lively book club.

Dr Seccombe is here to listen to your skincare concerns.

Please get in touch today.