I am a consultant Gynaecologist at University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM, Stoke on Trent), North Staffordshire Nuffield Hospital (Newcastle-under-Lyme) and BMI (South Cheshire Private Hospital Crewe).
I am lead for gynaecological services, minimal access surgery and endometriosis centre at UHNM. I have started the advanced laparoscopic surgery at UHNM and also set up North Staffordshire Endometriosis centre which has national accreditation (British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy). I have set up a multidisciplinary team with colorectal and urology and pain team specialist.
I have trained in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic and robotic surgery in benign gynaecology. I completed Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy from University of Surrey in 2010. I am also trained in robotic surgery and completed Masters of Surgery in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery from Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. I was awarded a fellowship (FRCOG) from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London. I am trained in performing gynaecological ultrasound and have received accreditation from RCOG.
- Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
- British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
- Medical Defence Union
- British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons
- MBBS (University of Burdwan, India)
- FRCOG (RCOG, London)
- Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy, University of Surrey
- Masters (MCh) of Surgery in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge.
Research and Training
I am the Divisional Research Lead at University Hospital of North Midlands. I am the Lead /Chief investigator for single centre (UHNM) randomised controlled trial – laparoscopic excision/ablation of mild to moderate endometriosis with helium thermal coagulation compared with electro-diathermy: a randomised controlled trial. This has been funded by National Institute of Health Research (Research for patient benefits). This is a 3 year study (started in February 2014).
The total funding received is £236000. UKCRN ID 15332. We have recruited 87 patients and majority have had a laparoscopic intervention. We have consistently met our recruitment targets. This study has attracted patients from outside the county.
I provide training in advanced gynaecological laparoscopy, surgical management of endometriosis and advanced hysteroscopic surgery.
I am a co-investigator for the MEDAL study (CLRN portfolio). This is a multi-centre RCT comparing laparoscopy and MRI for diagnosis of pelvic pain. I have actively participated in recruiting patients and performing laparoscopies.
I am co-investigator for the FEMME (treating fibroids with embolization or myomectomy to measure the effect on QoL). I have recruited patients and been involved in performing laparoscopic myomectomies.
I am the principal investigator for PRECISE study. This is a commercial study evaluating the use of Ullipristal Acetate (ESMYA) in treating fibroids.
I am the principal investigator for RESPONSE study at UHNM. This is a commercial study in collaboration with Birmingham Trials Unit. This is a randomised, double-blind, multicentre, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of NT100, in pregnant women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage.