Graduated from QUB in 1999, completing MRCGP in 2005. An ex GP principal of 8 years in Crossgar and have held a post as GPwSI in dermatology in the Southern Trust for the past 2 years.

During a 1 year sabbatical as a GP in Brisbane Australia in 2012/13 Dr Finbar McGrady trained and gained qualifications in skin cancer recognition and management and dermoscopy. Following this experience in Australia Dr Finbar McGrady now offers the opportunity for patients in the Newry area to gain access to a service where they can have a full skin check performed on site. Performing any necessary biopsy, excision, photography or reassurance that is required.

Treating a range of premalignant and suspected skin cancers. This would include those patients looking to have their moles checked; offering full body skin check with dermoscopy and photography to individual lesions if required. Also able to deal with a range of general dermatological conditions except patients on DMARDs, biologicals or requiring light treatment.

Other conditions include keloid scarring and axillary hyperhidrosis. Using a range of non surgical and surgical techniques including cryotherapy, C&C, Shave, punch and excisional biopsy for the treatment of troublesome moles, skin tags and other lesions.

In 2016 Dr Finbar McGrady founded ‘GP dermoscopy NI’, which is a peer learning group for GPs trained in dermoscopy. Dr Finbar McGrady plans to run introductory training courses in dermoscopy for interested GPs. Dr Finbar McGrady also sits on NI skin Cancer Prevention Strategy with Cancer Focus representing the RCGP.

Education and Qualifications

MB BCH BAO Queen’s University Belfast 1999
Full registration with GMC August 2000. GMC No 4651242
DRCOG April 2003
JCPTGP certificate (Reg no 54447) completed August 2005 (Inclusion on specialist GP register) MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 2005
MPhil Queen’s University Belfast 2006
Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education, Queen’s University Belfast 2007
Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, University of Queensland, September 2012
Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, University of Queensland, June 2013
Certificate of Dermoscopy, Skin Cancer College Australasia, March 2013