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Dr Susan Ralph

Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine

I trained in General Medicine then specialised in Genitourinary Medicine.

I am committed to holistic sexual healthcare provision - in 2008 I introduced the first combined GUM and Contraception service in County Durham.

I have special interests in healthcare provision for young people, women's sexual health,  HIV medicine and genital dermatology.

I am committed to teaching and training and have regularly participated as an examiner in the Medical Students' CIDR MOSLER and OSCE assessments and a mock 'PACES' session for MRCP candidiates.

I am currently additionally training to become an FSRH Instructing Doctor.

Previous published research: Bacterial vaginosis at conception and first trimester miscarriage (BMJ Lancet and Brit J O&G).

  • Department: Sexual Health Services
  • Speciality: Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Based at Hospital site: Bishop Auckland Hospital
  • Special interests: Genital dermatology sexual healthcare provision for young people holistic women's sexual health including contraception.
  • Training: University of Sheffield Postgraduate Training in General Medicine in Sheffield Higher Specialty Training in Leeds
  • Qualifications: MB ChB FRCP DFSRH Dip GUM
  • Date added to the specialist register: Genitourinary Medicine Royal College of Physicians 1999
  • Training role: Clinical training of medical students and healthcare professionals within the Department and more formal education sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate colleagues attedning courses and grand rounds etc.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham