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Dr Partha Sengupta

Consultant Gynaecology/Obstetrics (Trust Gynaecological Cancer & Unit Colposcopy lead Clinician)

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 trust.

I have 2 rapid access oncology clinics (for abnormal bleeding pelvic masses/cysts and suspected cancers)and a colposcopy clinic each week.

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 oncology departments.

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 colposcopy/gynaecology patients.

  • Department:
  • Specialities: Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Oncology
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Gynaecological Oncology Colposcopy Minimal Access Surgery
  • Training: Formally trained in all special interests
  • Qualifications: MBBS MD MRCOG BSCCP certification certification in advanced gynaecological laproscopic surgery designated endometrial cancer surgeon
  • Date added to the specialist register: 2005
  • Training role: Lead Trainer for Colposcopy; BSCCP examiner; CLRN funding for NIHR portfolio trials

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital