Dr Aldridge is the Chair of the All Wales National Specialist Advisory Group for Skin Cancer.  He has previously been the Skin Cancer MDT Lead at Cwm Taf NHS Trust for a 4 year tenure and currently operates the Rapid-Access Skin Cancer Clinic at Prince Charles Hospital , Merthyr Tydfil, which incorporates a same-day operating list which excises those skin cancers identified in clinic without delay.

Dr Aldridge is a graduate of the University of Cardiff , School of Medicine where he obtained a BSc Hons in Physiology and graduated from Medical school in 1998. He specialised in Dermatology and has developed a sub-speciality interest in Skin Cancer ; in particular , the management of Melanoma. He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society of Dermatological Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr Aldridge has had research published in respected peer-reviewed journals and his ongoing clinical activities involve the development of a Teledermatolgy service, which aids triaging of suspect lesions from GPs via photo/email service. There are also close links with allied colleagues in oncology and plastic surgery in order to provide an exemplary service for the total treatment of Melanoma , for patients within his Trust.

Equally important to Dr Aldridge is the need to raise awareness of Skin Cancer as timely intervention makes a huge difference. This is undertaken using different approaches for e.g from talks and meetings to local GPs to using social networking sites for e.g Twitter , to propagate the salient points and to keep the public abreast of recent developments.

Dr Aldridge became a medical advisor to Melanoma UK in November 2013.