Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Leighton)
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
|Clinical Director||Mr Murray Luckas|
|District Tutor||Miss Coughlin/ Miss Hernon|
The Hospital has approximately 2,600 deliveries per annum. The unit takes babies of all gestation and has a level 2* Neonatal Intensive care Unit (14 cots).
In addition, the unit can provide training in all the ultrasound modules for the intermediate curriculum
The Unit provides core obstetric ultrasound training and specialist clinics including colposcopy, vulval disorders and infertility. Minimal access surgery (including endoscopic uterine surgery) is well established in the department.
The Department has a well-established training programme with rolling monthly half-day Audit/Education sessions. In addition, there are weekly labour ward case conferences and gynaecological tumour boards. Fortnightly colposcopy clinicopathological cases conferences are also held. In addition, a Grand Round occurs on Friday lunchtime. The K2 CTG training package is mandatory for all staff working on the obstetric unit. Fourth year undergraduates from the University of Manchester attend for clinical training.
The on-call is a fully compliant shift shared between 7 SPRs and 2 staff Grades. Advanced Midwifery Practioners work out of hours and are able to perform assessment of admissions, advanced CTG interpretation and fetal blood sampling in labour.
|Consultant Body||Special interest|
|Mr Gregor Scott||Gynaecological Oncology|
|Mr James Armatage||Reproductive Medicine|
|Mr Simon Cunningham||Fetal Medicine|
|Mr Jez Meekins||Urogynaecology|
|Mr Murray Luckas||High Risk Obstetrics & Minimal Access Surgery|
|Miss Shanthi Pinto||Maternal medicine|
|Miss Hernon/Miss Coughlin||(Job Share) Ambulatory Gynaecology|
Facilities exist for training in:
|Fetal medicine||Mr Simon Cunningham|
|Advanced labour Ward Practice||Mr Simon Cunningham|
|Advanced Antenatal Care||Miss Shanthi Pinto|
|Colposcopy||Mr Murray Luckas|
|Benign Abdominal Surgery||Mr Murray Luckas|
|Benign vaginal Surgery||Mr Murray Luckas|
|Laparoscopic surgery||Mr Murray Luckas|
|Subfertility & Reproductive Medicine||Mr James Armatage|
|Sexual Health||Miss Mary Hernon|
|Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology||Miss Mary Hernon|
|Medical Education||Mr Simon Cunningham|