Bristol Laser Centre Team

All laser treatments at Bristol Laser Centre are performed by doctors and nurses who have received specialist training in skin laser treatment.

Lead Clinician

Dr Kay Thomas MBChB MRCGP

is the department’s Associate Specialist.

Kay worked as a GP before specialising in laser treatment and has worked in the Laser Centre since 1994. She is fully qualified in skin laser treatment with the BTEC qualification in Skin Laser Technology, Applications and Treatment.

Kay is a member of the British Medical Laser Association and the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Daniel Keith BMBCh MA FRCP

qualified from the University of Oxford (The Queen’s College) in 2009 and has practiced in the Midlands and the South West. Daniel works as an NHS Consultant Dermatologist in North Bristol NHS Trust with a special interest in skin cancer, dermatological surgery and laser dermatology and holds a BTEC in Lasers & Light Therapies. He is a member of the British Medical Laser Association, the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society for Dermatological Surgery, the British Society for Medical Dermatology the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Laser Specialist Nurse

Emma Hitchens

Trained in Cornwall through The University of Plymouth and gained her nursing qualification in 2011. She joined North Bristol Trust in 2018 and specialises in burns and plastic surgery and laser therapy.  Emma runs her own Nurse led laser treatment clinics and has completed the laser Core of Knowledge Certificate.


Laura Bryant

has worked in North Bristol NHS Trust for over 15 years and since 2000 has been a key member of the Laser Centre team.


Cherie Knight

has worked in the Plastic Surgery department in various roles for 10 years and joined the Laser Centre team in 2012.


Cathy Capaldi


From the moment I arrived at Bristol Laser Centre I was made to feel completely at ease and never once felt embarrassed, all the staff are caring and professional, and I now wonder why I had spent so many years in turmoil.


Bristol Laser Centre Team