Dr Barry Monk

Consultant Dermatologist

28 Franklyn Gardens,Biddenham, Bedford MK40 4QE

Tel:  01234 792262



Date of birth:   17 February 1951

Nationality:      British

Education:       City of London School

Jesus College, Cambridge (college exhibitioner and prize-winner)

Westminster Hospital Medical School

Specialist training in Dermatology at the Royal Free and King’s College Hospitals, London


British Association of Dermatologists’ trainees’ travel scholarship

Winner of St John’s Hospital Registrar’s prize,1986

Winner of Samuel Zakon award of the American Association of the History of Dermatology, 2005

Best poster presentation, British Medical Laser Association, 2012


MB BChir (1975)

MA (1976)

FRCP (1993)

Specialist Register of the GMC number 2245867

Current NHS Appointment

Consultant dermatologist, Northampton General Hospital

Past Appointments

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, 1987 – 2012

– Clinical lead in Dermatology

– Level 9 clinical excellence award

– Chairman, Medical Staff Committee

– Research and Development Lead

– College of Physicians Tutor

  • President, Section of Dermatology, Royal Society of Medicine (2008-2009)
  • President, Dowling Club (2000-2001)
  • Examiner for MRCP examination
  • Visiting Professor, Cranfield University


  • Member, British Association of Dermatologists
  • International Member, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Founder member and past Chairman, British Skin Laser Study Group

Admitting Rights

BMI Manor  Hospital, Biddenham, Bedford

BMI Saxon Clinic, Milton Keynes

BMI Three Shires Hospital, Northampton

Visiting Consultant to Gibraltar

Publications and experience in Dermatology

Dr Monk has contributed to 5 textbooks, including writing the dermatology sections of the 14th and 15th editions of French’s Index of Differential Diagnosis.

Dr Monk is the author or co-author of over 60 papers in peer-reviewed medical publications, as listed in PubMed and Google-Scholar.  A full list of publications can be provided on request.

Dr Monk has a broad interest in dermatology, including skin cancer and skin cancer prevention, acne, psoriasis and eczema.  He is also an expert on Laser treatment of the skin.

Medicolegal experience

Dr Monk has had numerous instructions in medicolegal cases in relation to dermatology, skin cancer, Laser treatment, reactions to drugs, psoriasis, eczema and contact dermatitis.

Dr Monk acted for the Medical Protection Society in the successful defence of a £5 million claim in the Hong Kong High Court.  He also acted for the Claimant in the highest award ever made against a hairdresser, and for the Claimant in a successful high value ($3 million) claim in the United States.

Dr Monk is on the panel of expert witnesses of the General Medical Council.