Community Gynaecology Service

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Community Gynaecology provides specialist gynaecology services from the Ivy Centre at St Leonard's Hospital.

There is also a community gynaecology pilot which includes:

  • community gynaecology PCN clinics based in primary care
  • virtual engagement events and group consultations on topics like menopause, menstrual health, fertility and continence
  • training, shadowing and support to develop skills in primary care and other community services

Please email suemann1@nhs.net if you would like to be involved in improving training and education in Women's Health.  For more information on the management of Women's Health services, please email cate.onanda1@nhs.net

 

Virtual Patient Engagement Events and Group Consultations


We offer regular Virtual Patient Engagement Events and Group Consultations on topics like Menopause, Menstrual Health, Fertility & Planning Pregnancy, Continence and Contraception.


•    Virtual Engagement Events are larger sessions, with 100-150 attendees and a panel of speakers giving general information and answering general questions.
•    Group Consultations are smaller groups of about 10, where patients have one-to-one consultations in a group setting.
•    We recommend patients attend an engagement event first, then can register for a group consultation afterwards if they need more personalised care.

You can share these registration links with anyone registered with a City & Hackney GP, who would like to find out more or attend one of these:
Menopause Virtual Engagement Event
Menopause Virtual Group Consultation
Sex, Pleasure and Menopause virtual session
 

 

 


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding 
  • Other bleeding problems (where no indication for hysteroscopy or colposcopy)
  • Secondary Amenorrhoea and Oligomenorrhoea
  • PCOS
  • Dysmenorrhoea and/or Pelvic pain  (consider need for referral to hospital endometriosis service)
  • Advice regarding Fibroids or Adenomyosis where patient does not require or desire surgery
  • Complex Menopause care including Iatrogenic Menopause
  • Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) / Premature Menopause
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Cervical polyp
  • Difficult Cervical Smear
  • Vulval pain

 

Exclusions

  • Under the age of 16
  • Suspected cancer
  • Pregnancy problems and/or requests for abortion
  • Patients requiring fertility treatment
  • Colposcopy