MB ChB Liverpool 1972; MRCP (UK) 1977.
Beck was born in Stoke-on-Trent on 20 October 1948. Beck held house positions at Clatterbridge Hospital Wirral, Walton Hospital Liverpool, Hope Hospital Salford and Salford Royal Hospital before being appointed senior registrar to the Skin Hospital Manchester. He was later appointed consultant dermatologist to Bolton, Wigan and Salford Area Health Authorities and consultant with special responsibility for contact dermatitis investigation at Manchester and Salford Skin Hospital. Beck was also dermatological adviser to the Ileostomy Association. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (a member of the Dermatological Section), committee member of the British Contact Dermatitis Group and a member of the North of England Dermatological Society.