I am one of 18 Gynaecologist/Obstetricians in the trust.
I am lead clinican for Gynaecological Cancer for the trust and
Lead Clinician for colposcopy for Durham/Shotley Bridge.
I am one of 2 designated endometrial cancer surgeons for the
I have 2 rapid access oncology clinics (for abnormal bleeding
pelvic masses/cysts and suspected cancers)and a colposcopy clinic
I run an out-patient hysteroscopy clinic as part of these
services every week. I also run a weekly gynaecology &
colposcopy Multi-Disciplinary Meeting with
pathology/cytology/radiology) which other specialties frequently
refer to for advice.
Once per month I have a vulval disease clinic with referrals
from GP's dermatology & GUM.
I also supervise ovarian screening in Durham and have good links
with the regional genetic services and other local/regional
As part of my oncology/colposcopy role I am a National Peer
Reviewer for other units.
I am undergoing further training in advanced laparoscopic
surgery to assist in my oncology role.
About once per month I perform joint surgical procedures with
other specialties (colorectal urology plastic & reconstructive)
for both benign & malignant disease.
Currently I have gained approval for recruitment into 5 national
gyanecology/colposcopy-related trials. I also work with a number of
specialist nurses in the above areas. In addition on a monthly
basis I attend the women's prison to see and treat
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community