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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.

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham