What we do

The Gynaecology Service is part of Women’s Services and works closely with our Maternity Unit.

We provide care for women with a wide range of gynaecological conditions. For more information, please click on the appropriate heading below.

General gynaecology (outpatient clinics)

Here we provide hospital care for conditions affecting the female reproductive organs – the womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva.

If you have a general gynaecological problem that needs specialist input your GP may refer you to our general gynaecology clinic. We commonly see, investigate and treat women with problems such as:

  • Heavy or painful periods
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic pain and endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Sterilisation contraception

You may get asked to complete a diary of your symptoms or attend for a scan or blood test. Sometimes lifestyle advice or medication may be given to help your symptoms. Occasionally, we recommend surgery to investigate your problems further or treat your condition.

Emergency gynaecology

We care for women with emergency gynaecological problems, where women need to be seen quickly.

The emergency gynaecology service is based on ward 12 at Bradford Royal Infirmary and cares for women who are referred there directly from GPs, A&E and outpatients for assessment and treatment.

Day case surgery

Our day case surgery service is based on ward 5 at Bradford Royal Infirmary. It provides care for women undergoing minor surgery where an overnight stay in hospital is not routinely required.

Inpatient care

Ward 12 is located on level 3 of Bradford Royal Infirmary. It cares for women with gynaecological conditions who need overnight hospital admission. This includes women who have had routine gynaecology surgery and those who require prolonged emergency admission.

Hysteroscopy

Our outpatient clinics are based at the Women’s and Newborn Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary, although we also have hysteroscopy clinics at Westwood Park Diagnostic Treatment Centre. For more information, visit our Hysteroscopy Service page.

Urogynaecology

Here we treat women with a wide range of pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse and incontinence (leaking of urine). For more information, visit our Urogynaecology Clinic page.

Colposcopy

At Colposcopy we are able to diagnose and treat precancerous changes of the cervix that might develop as a result of an HPV infection.

For more information visit our Colposcopy page.

Vulval Clinic

Dr Sue Calvert and Dr Hema Dadi run the vulval service.

In these clinics we look after ladies with vulval skin conditions including:

  • Vulval eczema
  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Lichen planus
  • Superficial dyspareunia – painful intercourse where pain is primarily at the opening of the vagina
  • Vulval pain
  • Vulval lumps and bumps
  • Patients with a concern about the size of their labia (the vulval lips)

Most patients are diagnosed by simple examination and can be managed with moisturising creams and steroids. If the diagnosis is in doubt or there are concerns about more serious disease, a biopsy may be needed – this is done at the Vulval Colposcopy clinic under local anaesthetic.

The Vulval Colposcopy service is a special clinic where we see the following patients:

  • All patients referred with a possible diagnosis of vulval cancer
  • Patients needing follow up for VIN – this is a pre-cancer condition of the vulval skin
  • Patients who need a biopsy or who have small vulval lesions that need to be excised

We have close links with our colleagues in Dermatology and through them can arrange for patch testing (to look for sensitivity to certain products). For patients with vulval pain syndromes or difficulty with intercourse, we also have access to a specialist physiotherapy team. We teach patients to use vaginal dilators and offer Botox where appropriate when pelvic floor spasm is contributing to vulval pain or sexual difficulties.

Oncology (cancer)

We care for women with cancer of the womb, cervix, ovary and vulva.

Please visit our Gynaecological Oncology page for more information.

Fertility problems and miscarriage

We care for women experiencing fertility or recurrent miscarriage problems.

For more information please visit our Reproductive Medicine clinic page.

Early pregnancy

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) is based on ward 12 at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and cares for women who are referred directly from GPs and A&E for an ultrasound scan in early pregnancy.

Visit the Early Pregnancy page to learn more.

Lilac Clinic (termination)

We offer termination of pregnancy for women up to 12 weeks, six days gestation.

For more information please visit the Lilac Clinic page.

Pre-assessment (pre-admissions) clinic

If you have been scheduled for an elective operation (day case or inpatient) you will be asked to attend a pre-assessment clinic at Bradford Royal Infirmary or St Luke’s Hospital.

You will be seen by one of our specialist nurses. You will be asked to bring you medication with you, and will be given advice on the medication you need to take in relation to your surgery, as we may ask you to stop taking certain tablets. You will also be given advice about when to stop eating and drinking before your surgery.

You also may be asked to have additional tests, such as a blood test, heart test (ECG/echocardiogram) or x-ray.

Gynaecology research

Here at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, we are a research-active teaching hospital. Research helps us to find the evidence we need to provide high quality, best-care outcomes for women. We have a women’s research team and a specialist gynaecology research nurse, and you may be offered the opportunity to take part in studies that are relevant to you.

If you would like more information about our research, please visit the Research pages on our website or contact the team on 01274 364506. Alternatively, email Jennifer.syson@bthft.nhs.uk

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If you think you’ve got what it takes to join us, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.

Women's and Newborn Unit

Gynaecology and Covid-19

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals, members of our dedicated Gynaecology team are working together to meet the challenge of coronavirus, while providing care that is safe, respectful and compassionate. There have been some changes to our service to reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure for patients and staff, including:

  • Outpatient clinic appointments may now take the form of a telephone or video consultation. Certain conditions will require a direct in person appointment. This will be based on your individual clinical situation
  • Early pregnancy and emergency gynaecology has relocated to Ward M2 (Women’s and Newborn Unit)
  • Our inpatient ward, Ward 12, is closed and Gynaecology patients are now being cared for on wards 20 or 17 (covid-negative wards)
  • All routine elective operations were postponed during the peak of the pandemic. From September 21 we will start to schedule routine gynaecology surgery again. Some procedures may take place at the Yorkshire Clinic. Patients undergoing these procedures may be asked to have extra tests and self-isolate before their operation. We endeavour to get people treated as a matter of priority. We know some women may have had their surgery delayed and are working to increase our capacity to reducing any distress.

For more general information, please see the Government advice.

Who we are

Contact us

Ward 12: 01274 364380
Ward 5: 01274 364361
Gynaecology Outpatients’ appointments: 01274 274274
Gynaecology Outpatient Clinic for on-the-day queries: 01274 274898

Consultant contact information

Consultant Medical Secretary Telephone
Mr J ANDERSON Hardeep Kullar 01274 362660
Mr O BAJULAIYE Hardeep Kullar 01274 362660
Dr V A BECKETT Linda Lawson 01274 364890
Dr S M CALVERT Julie Jones 01274 364520
Dr N CAWLEY Nicky Foster 01274 364618
Dr H DADI Tracey Ellison 01274 364891
Dr H A EDWARDS Nicky Foster 01274 364618
Dr A HUFTON Sarah Newberry 01274 364889
Dr S D KAKARA Julie Jones 01274 364520
Dr S KUKREJA Melanie Burnley 01274 364275
Consultant Medical Secretary Telephone
Dr A S MIGHELL Christine Hamilton 01274 364887
Dr P MUNJULURI Tracey Ellison 01274 364891
Mr N A MYERSON Nicky Foster 01274 364618
Dr C M RAMAGE Jayne Smith 01274 362691
DR C E ROBERTSON Sarah Newberry 01274 364889
Dr N SABIR Linda Lawson 01274 364890
Dr S SASSON Linda Lawson (General)
Shelley Stones (Hysteroscopy)
01274 364890
01274 364496
Dr J B WRIGHT Christine Hamilton 01274 364887
Mr R C HUTSON Hardeep Kullar 01274 362660
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