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Gynaecology Cancer

What we do:

We are the Gynaecology team and we look after women with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer, from the first tests and investigations, through treatment and into follow up.

The four main gynaecological cancers are: Ovary, Endometrium, (lining of the womb), Cervix ( neck of the womb ), and Vulva.

We provide support and information throughout the pathway, both face to face, by telephone and through written information.

The Team:

The team is led by :

Professor O'Donovan Consultant Gynaecologist,

Mr Hutson Consultant Gynaecologist/Oncologist,

Beverly Hurst Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist,

We also have a wider team of Gynaecology Consultants, Nurse Hysteroscopists, Nurse Colposcopists, Consultant Radiologists, Consultant Histopathologists, Consultant Medical and Clinical Oncologists all with expertise in gynaecological cancer and its treatments. There is also secretarial and administrative support and together we are the Gynaecology Multidisciplinary Team with a common aim to care for women with a known or suspected gynaecological cancer.

Feedback, complaints and compliments:

Contact Us: Beverly Hurst “ Macmillan CNS is the main contact for patients with questions relating to their tests and treatment. 01274 382417.

For all other queries; Helen Palmer “ Secretary “ 01274 364888.

Referral pathways: There are three routes into the service:

1. Gynaecology Oncology Clinic “ Tuesday afternoon.

2. The Hysteroscopy Clinic “ Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning.

3. Colposcopy Clinic - Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning and afternoon.

First appointment:

Your first appointment could be in one of three clinics depending on the symptoms you have and your General Practitioner will have referred you accordingly. We recommend that you bring someone with you to these consultations.


The Gynaecology team is located in the Women's and Newborn Unit, Smith Lane, Bradford. This is behind the main Bradford Royal Infirmary. There is limited parking outside the unit and further parking can be found in the Smith Lane car park behind the Bradford and Airedale Cancer Support centre.

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