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Gynaecology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the woman’s reproductive system. We deal with various women’s health problems including early pregnancy ones. The doctors in the department are also obstetricians and so work closely with the midwives in the maternity department. There are up to eight women’s health beds on the second floor of the hospital next door to the maternity ward. The gynaecology clinics take place on the same floor and are shared with the antenatal clinics and the pregnancy scanning department. Patients who are undergoing day case surgery are admitted to the day case ward on the ground floor.

There are five consultants and eleven middle grade and junior doctors supported by four secretaries. Junior Sister Wendy Jones runs the ward and outpatient area. Wendy Paske is the gynaecology services manager. 

Much of the work is general gynaecology but specialist clinics are held in the following areas:

  • Colposcopy – for patients who have had abnormal cervical samples (smears)
  • Infertility – for the work up of patients who are having trouble conceiving. We do not offer assisted conception (IVF) here
  • Endometrial assessment clinics – for patients who have had abnormal bleeding or bleeding after the menopause
  • Gynaecology therapy and investigation (GTI) – allowing the doctors to diagnose and perform minor procedures in outpatients
  • Termination of pregnancy – your GP or Family Planning Clinic can refer you into this clinic if you have an unplanned pregnancy where you will see a counsellor and doctor to help you decide the best action for you
  • Urodynamics – for the assessment of ladies who have troubles with urinary incontinence
  • Joint Gynaecology Cancer clinic – As the clinical lead for Gynaecological cancer Mr Cohn has a fortnightly clinic in the Macmillan Renton Unit where he works alongside (jointly) with 2 colleagues from Cheltenham who assist in providing this specialist service

General clinics are also held in Ross, Ledbury, Leominster and Powys.

Contact Details

Mr Mike Cohn
(Special interest in cancer, colposcopy and minimal access surgery)
Tel: 01432 364407
Sec Christine Claassens

Mr Rob Smith
(Special interest in urodynamics and prolapse)
Tel: 01432 364125
Sec Nicky Evans 

Mr Rob Subak-Sharpe
(Specialist interest in infertility)
Sec: Sue Fleckney
Tel: 01432 364129

Mr David Mowbray
(General gynaecology and a specialist interest in high risk obstetrics)
Tel: 01432 364125
Sec Nicky Evans

Mrs Amber Tahir
(Specialist Interest in Bleeding Disorders and Colposcopy)
Tel: 01432 364407
Sec Christine Claassens

Mr Hamza Katali
Sec: Sue Fleckney
Tel: 01432 364129

Wendy Paske
Gynaecology services manager
Tel:  01432 372963

Womens Health Ward
01432 364110

Womens Health Outpatients
01432 355444 Ext. 3030/2951

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