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
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital