Dr Paula Briggs
Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, NHS Sefton
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...
She worked as a GP in various Sefton practices in addition to sexual/women’s health until recently. In the past few years she 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. She set up the Menopause Service for the Trust. She also leads the pregnancy advisory service for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
She has co-edited 3 books and co-written an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a revision guide for the membership exam for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
She is married with four children and enjoys running, golf, reading and cooking.
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...
She is a GPSI in gynaecology , accredited as a hysteroscopist, colposcopist and FSRH trainer. She has been involved with commissioning since 2006 and is Bradford City CCG clinical board member with remit for maternity, women’s, children and young people’s healthcare.
Anne is chair of the PCWHF and RCGP Clinical Champion for Women’s Health. She is also co-editor of Women’s Health in Primary Care.
Dr Lucy Cox
GPwSI gynaecology, FSRH trainer and Director of the Red Whale Women’s Health Course
Lucy Cox is a GP with a special interest in gynaecology who works in general practice, community gynaecology and contraception clinics at various locations in the South-East. She is director of the Red Whale women’s health course, and writes the GP Update women’s health handbook. Read More...
She is interested in psychosexual medicine and is currently training for the Diploma of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine. She lives in Surrey with her family and a house rabbit; and she sometimes finds time to go running and drink wine (but not at the same time and always in moderation).
Dr Sarah Gray
GP Specialist in Women’s Health, Cornwall
Sarah Gray has spent the last 30 years delivering Women’s Health in Primary Care. She ran an NHS menopause referral service until 2016 providing secondary and tertiary level advice. This was decommissioned to save funding costs and she continues this work in the private sector. Read More...
She provides clinical leadership in contraception for Cornwall Council. She sat on the British Menopause Society Council for 10 years and is now a director of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum. She was a member of the groups who developed NICE guidance and quality standards for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. She teaches at all levels from practical one to one sessions in general practice to webinars and international congresses. Her publications focus on applying the evidence in women’s health to primary care. In addition, she provides a regular general medical phone-in on BBC local radio and is a Team Leader for the Fitness to Practice directorate of the General Medical Council.
Mrs Claudia Harding-Mackean
Clinical Lead for Breast and Plastic Surgery, Countess of Chester Hospital
I have been working as a consultant surgeon for the last 18 years in Chester, initially as a general surgeon with a special interest in breast and thyroid surgery. Read More...
For the last 10 years I have concentrated on breast and thyroid/parathyrpoid surgery. My Oncoplastic Fellowship was in Paris at the Insitut Curie. My special interest within breast cancer management are clinical research and medical education. I have held various roles including regional Royal College Tutor, Undergraduate Tutor and am PI for a rolling portfolio of clinical trials in Chester. I am clinical lead for breast and plastic surgery at Countess of Chester Hospital
Dr Kate Nambiar
Clinical Research Fellow and Specialty Doctor in Sexual Health & HIV Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr. Kate Nambiar is a sexual health physician working in the Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception Service (BSHAC). She trained at Oxford University and Imperial College, London and has worked in sexual health since 2003. Read More...
Dr. Nambiar is the chair of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) gender and sexual minorities special interest group. Her clinical and research interests are focused on the sexual and reproductive health of trans people and since 2012 she has run a specialist sexual health service for trans and gender variant people in Brighton (Clinic-T).
Professor Shaughn O'Brien
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Keele University Medical School
Professor O’Brien left London in 1989 where he was consultant at the Royal Free Hospital and Senior Lecturer University of London to become Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Keele University. Read More...
In that time he has researched a wide range of topics including menopause, menorrhagia (inventor of the menstrual pictogram), pre-eclampsia, premature labour and most notably Premenstrual Syndrome. He established and chaired the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders which published several consensus papers including one on Definition, Diagnosis, and Quantification. He co-wrote as senior author the RCOG Guideline on PMS and has relatively recently released the PMS App – PreMentrics
Dr Vishal Sharma
Consultant Cardiologist, Vice President British Society of Echocardiography, Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Professor Peter L Stern
Professor of Immunology, University of Manchester
Professor Peter L Stern is in the Division of Molecular & Clinical Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. His research has focused on the development of prophylactic and therapeutic treatments for patients with HPV-associated anogenital disease and other cancers including through clinical trials of vaccines and other immunotherapies.
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 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 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 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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