Dr Catherine Armitage
GP and partner at Leeds Student Medical Practice, clinical lead for SRH at the Practice and within the student locality within Leeds West CCG. FSRH General Training Programme Director and instructing doctor, holding the PGA in Medical Education (SRH)
Dr Paula Briggs
Community Lead Sexual Health Services
Paula Briggs is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. Paula qualified from Glasgow University in 1987. She trained as a GP before moving to Liverpool in 1993. Read More...
In the past couple of years has devoted herself to the delivery of sexual health care, research and education in the field of women’s health. She is the clinical lead for an integrated community sexual health service in Sefton. She provides a Community Gynaecology Service for South Sefton CCG.
She works as part of a team involving eight Consultant Gynaecologists, who support her community service. She leads the pregnancy advisory service for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. She has co-edited 2 books and co-written an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is married with four children and enjoys running, reading and cooking.
Dr Sue Calvert
I graduated from Leeds University in 1989 and undertook all my O&G training in Yorkshire, gaining my MRCOG in 1995 and my FRCOG in 2008. Read More...
I have special interests in urogynaecology, colposcopy and vulval disease. I work closely with my urogynaecology colleagues, specialist nurses, physios and urologists and together we provide the full range of conservative and surgical treatment options for the overactive bladder, stress incontinence, prolapse and bladder pain syndrome. I run a colposcopy clinic weekly and a twice monthly vulval colposcopy and am recognised by the BSCCP as a trainer for Colposcopy. I run a monthly joint vulval clinic with a Consultant Dermatologist, for women with complex vulval problems and in particular, with vulval pain.
I have a long standing interest in training and education. I was the RCOG College Tutor in Bradford for 6 years to the end of 2009, being responsible for overseeing the education and training of all junior doctors in the department. I helped set up and continue to teach on and examine for the GPSI Diploma in Gynaecology, a Masters level course affiliated with the University of Bradford. I regularly teach hospital doctors, GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses/midwives and medical students in a variety of different settings.
Outside work, I am married to Richard, a retired Consultant Histopathologist and have 2 children, John aged 18 and Peter aged 14.
Dr Anne Connolly
GPwSI in Gynaecology, Clinical Specialty Lead for Maternity, Women's and Sexual Health. Chair of the Primary Care Women's Health Forum
Having survived a two year posting to a mission hospital in rural Zimbabwe, Anne returned to General Practice in inner-city Bradford in 1990 and is currently working as a GP providing care for asylum seekers, refugees, homeless and sex workers. Read More...
Anne is one of the founder members and chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum allowing her to develop her passion for improving the delivery of women’s health care in primary care through education and the sharing of best practice. She is the co-editor of the book – Women’s Health in Primary Care.
Dr Christine Corrin
Practitioner with a Special Interest in Gynaecology. Specialty Doctor. Honorary Senior Lecturer University Bradford University
After graduating from the RFHSM in 1984, followed by a VTS in GP, I worked as a GP for many years but have always had a particular interest in women's health. I now work exclusively in women’s services, in the Leeds Community Gynaecology Service and also in the acute trust as a colposcopist and hysteroscopist. Read More...
My husband and 3 sons, together with much valued friends and extended family are the focus of life outside work.
Senior Sexual Health Nurse
Fran's interest is in women's health. Her background is in gynaecology and midwifery. She moved to sexual health in 1998 and works as a specialist nurse for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, in integrated sexual health community clinics and also provides an outreach service to hard to reach groups, such as drug and alcohol users and sex workers. Read More...
She is a guest speaker at Edge Hill University and speaker and facilitator for The Mersey Region Group for Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare.
Dr Sarah Gray
GP Specialist, Women’s Health
Sarah Gray is a GP in Cornwall with specialist expertise in Women’s Health. She ran an NHS menopause referral service for 16 years providing secondary and tertiary level advice. This has been decommissioned to save funding costs and she continues to see patients in the private sector. Read More...
Dr Kay Kennis
GPwSI in Headache and GP
Kay is a part-time salaried GP and a GP with a special interest in headache in Bradford. She qualified from Oxford and undertook postgraduate training in medicine at Plymouth where she obtained the MRCP, and then at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. Read More...
In partnership with colleagues from the Neurology Department at Bradford she established a Primary Care headache service which is part of the Bradford Primary Care Neurology Service, and which receives referrals from surrounding CCG’s. In 2010 she was appointed to the NICE Guideline Development Group on Headache. She has continued to work with NICE reviewing new evidence and updating the Headache Guideline which was last published in 2016.
She is the practice lead for women’s health. She combines her interests and enjoys training fellow GP colleagues on the management of migraine in women. Recently she has spoken at the Yorkshire menopause group meeting, Yorkshire regional family planning and sexual health meeting, European Headache and Migraine Trust international conference, London, and the British association for the study of headache meeting in Belfast.
Dr Louise R Newson BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP
GP and Menopause Expert
Louise qualified from Manchester University in 1994 and is a GP and menopause expert in Solihull, West Midlands, as well as a writer for numerous medical publications. She has worked in New Zealand and the UK. She compiles and updates information leaflets for the multiple award winning website Patient.info. Read More...
She has a keen interest on the menopause and HRT. She feels passionately about trying to improve awareness of safe prescribing of HRT to healthcare professionals and women and has written many articles, editorials and given local and national presentations on this subject. She is the West Midlands lead for the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum. She runs a menopause clinic in Solihull and she is a member of the International Menopause Society and the British Menopause Society. She has recently developed the website www.menopausedoctor.co.uk. Louise works regularly with West Midlands Police and Fire Brigade to provide advice and support regarding menopause in the workplace.
Louise has contributed to healthcare articles in many different newspapers and magazines including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Pregnancy and Birth, Country Life, Prima Baby, Now, Reveal and Heat. She writes a regular healthcare column for a Warwickshire and Cotswolds magazine, The Edge.
She has also been involved in television and radio work; she has given interviews for BBC and ITV News and has been involved in the ITV Tonight programme on the menopause. She has been interviewed on health matters on radio stations including Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio London with Vanessa Feltz and BBC 5 Live and local BBC stations. Louise has participated in Embarrassing Bodies Live from the Clinic as one of their regular GPs and also a medical advisor for the series.
Dr Carrie Sadler
GP & Associate Specialist
Trained at Nottingham University, qualifying in 1982. Completed Vocational Training in Nottingham and Derby. Then moved to Southampton and joined a partnership in Gosport, for four years. Read More...
Published a paper on PMS and lifestyle correlations and completed a MSc in Research Methods in Health. In 2005 moved to Derbyshire. Joined a practice as an assistant and has continued a specialist interest in women’s health. She also works in a sexual health clinic in a deprived area in the centre of Derby and is involved in teaching and training locally and nationally. Chair of the Clinical improvement Group for Gynaecology for the Southern Derbyshire CCG, Trustee for the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome and board member of the Primary Care Women's Health Forum.
Miss Catherine Tait
Associate Specialist Breast Surgeon
Following graduation from Leeds University Medical School, I trained in general surgery and breast surgery in the Yorkshire region. Read More...
My working week is a mixture of operating (mainly breast cancer work including breast reconstruction) and outpatient clinics which are a mixture of new patient ‘one stop’ clinics, cancer results and follow up patients. I live in Otley with my husband, a GP partner in Shipley, and 2 sons.
Sexual Health Practitioner
Marie became a Registered Nurse in 2000, and started working as a Gynaecology Staff Nurse at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. In 2004 she began working in Sexual Health and now works for Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust as a Sexual Health Nurse Specialist. Read More...
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