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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Division: W&C

Obstetrics

Dr Emma Treloar

0117 342 5245

Obstetrics

Dr Rachna Bahl

0117 342 5508

Obstetrics

Dr Sneha Basude

0117 342 5508

Obsetrics and Postnatal Perineal trauma

Dr Rachel Liebling

0117 34 25345

Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics

Dr Mark Denbow

0117 342 5508

Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics

Professor Peter Soothill

0117 342 5470

Fetal Medicine

Mr Martin (Pip) Mills

0117 342 5805

Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Clinical Director Women's Services - Uterine fibroid embolisation

Mr Timothy Overton

0117 342 5508

Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics Lead Doctor - Obstetrics

Dr Johanna Trinder

0117 342 5250

Maternal Medicine and Obs Lead

Dr Louise Ashelby

0117 342 5250

Maternal Medicine Diabetes and Endocrine Lead

Dr Aarthi Mohan

0117 342 5250

Maternal Medicine Lead for Gastroenterology / Epilepsy, Rheumatology Pregnancy

Dr Nuala Dwyer

0117 342 5250

Drug Dependency and Weston-Super-Mare women

Miss Bryony Strachan

0117 342 5245

Lead Doctor
Obstetrics and adolescent gynaecology

Gynaecology

Dr Jo Bailey

0117 342 5810

Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon

Mr John Murdoch

0117 342 5810

Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon

Dr Vivek Nama

0117 342 5810

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Dr Amit Patel

0117 342 5810

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Dr Naomi Crouch

0117 342 5791

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Mr David Cahill

0117 342 5805

Reproductive Medicine

Mrs Caroline Overton

0117 342 5594

Pelvic pain and endometriosis (accredited endometriosis centre), prolapse and incontinence, general gynaecology, laparoscopic and vaginal surgery

Reproductive Medicine

Professor David Cahill

0117 342 5805

Reproductive Medicine

Other Specialist Services

Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC)

General Information

The EPAC is an emergency clinic for women with bleeding and / or pain in early pregnancy up to 18 weeks gestation. Where possible, please refer to your local hospital or booking hospital for continuity of care.

Criteria for referral

  • Early pregnancy >5 weeks and <18 weeks from LMP
  • Early pregnancy bleeding and/or pain
  • A positive pregnancy test is mandatory (either GP or home test)

Method of referral

This can be in the form of a letter, scan request or a fax, detailing the following:

  • Reason for attendance
  • Obstetric and gynaecology history, including LMP and contraception
  • Date of pregnancy test and blood group if known

Cases NOT suitable for EPAC

  • Unstable patient with severe bleeding and / or pain.  Please refer to the on-call gynaecology SHO for admission
  • Negative pregnancy test.  Please refer to the GP, Emergency Department or on-call gynaecology SHO
  • Postnatal.  Please refer to the on-call gynaecology SHO
  • Previous ectopic (no symptoms).  Please refer to the Ultrasound Department (Southmead:0117 959 5121  St Michael's: 0117 342 5347)
  • Reassurance scans after previous miscarriage or for dating

EPAC Clinic information

Both St Michael's and Southmead clinics are open between 9:00 - 11:00 Monday to Friday

Saturday and Sunday, please refer to on-takehospital: Both EPACs can only be accessed via the on-call gynaecology SHO

Weekend clinics are only for women who would otherwise require admission

Southmead Hospital: Cotswold Centre

0117 959 5095 / Fax: 0117 959 6103

Consultant in charge: Dr Valentine Akande

Midwife / Nurse Practitioner: Kathryn Lloyd

For problems in the following instances:

  • After ERPC or TOP refer to on-call gynaecology SHO
  • After Amniocentesis refer to the Antenatal Clinic 0117 959 5314
  • 18-22 weeks refer to the Day Assessment Unit 0117 959 3235

St Michael's Hospital: Ward 78

0117 342 7790 / Fax: 0117 342 5776

Consultant in charge: Mrs Caroline Overton

Midwife / Nurse Practitioner: Carolyn Turville and Hazel Endean

For problems in the following instances:

  • After ERPC or TOP refer to on-call gynaecology SHO
  • After Amniocentesis refer to the Fetal Medicine Unit 0117 342 5470
  • 18-22 weeks  gestation refer to the Anenatal Clinic 0117 342 5299 or to the on-call gynaecology SHO

Midwifery Services

All pregnant women must be booked initially by the Community Midwife prior to seeing a Consultant. Contact details for the Community Midwives can be obtained by contacting the Community Midwifery office on 0117 342 5241. Women should be advised to book early in their pregnancy with the community midwife and definitely before 13 weeks gestation.

Current Anti D guidelines

Anti D 500 IU is recommended for all rhesus negative women with vaginal bleeding after 10 weeks of pregnancy.  If bleeding continues intermittently, Anti D 500 IU is repeated after 6 weeks.  If bleeding is heavy or there is significant pain, Anti D 500 IU is repeated after 2 weeks.

Psycho-sexual clinic

Via consultant referral.

Emergency Gynaecology

Referral and admisssion via SHO on call contactable via main switchboard.  Full assessment with ultrasound support starting shortly.

Prolapse and Pessary Clinic

Referral to Mrs Caroline Overton via usual route for access to this clinic with Clinical Nurse Specialist support.