General gynaecology

What we do

We provide one-stop and rapid access services for women with:

  • long-standing non-urgent gynaecological problems, such as heavy and/or painful periods and pelvic pain
  • ovarian cysts
  • uterine fibroids and polyps
  • endometriosis
  • suspected ovarian or endometrial cancers

Treatments include:

  • Mirena IUS/ IUCD insertion or removal using ultrasound guidance
  • endometrial ablation
  • hysteroscopy for endometrial polyps, small submucous fibroids or sterilisation (outpatient)
  • uterine artery embolisation for fibroids
  • laparoscopic or abdominal removal of fibroids (inpatient)
  • transcervical resection of fibroids and septate uterus (day surgery)
  • laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cysts or sterilisation (day surgery)
  • laparoscopic, vaginal or abdominal hysterectomy

At your appointment a doctor will ask you about your symptoms and examine you. This may involve feeling your abdomen, doing an internal examination and possibly having an internal ultrasound scan. The scan is less uncomfortable than a smear test. The tip of a round-edged probe is gently put into your vagina and enables the doctor to see a clear picture of your pelvic organs. They may also take smears or biopsies, as necessary.

The doctor will then discuss with you the results of the examination, the likely cause of your symptoms, any other investigations you may need and your treatment options, including surgery.

The One-Stop and Rapid Access Gynaecology Clinics are open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm, and Friday, 9am to 12.30pm.

Preparing for your appointment

If you are having an internal ultrasound scan, please ensure you have an empty bladder.

But if you have never had sexual intercourse, let staff know. You will need to have a full bladder and may need to drink some fluids before your scan.

Location

Suite 8, Third Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Women's outpatients reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3246

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We offer a one-stop and rapid access service for patients with:

  • menorrhagia
  • oligomenorrhoea
  • intermenstrual bleeding
  • suspected fibroids
  • suspected ovarian cysts
  • pelvic pain
  • lost IUCD/IUS
  • unscheduled bleeding on HRT.

Routine gynaecology referrals can be made to the one-stop clinic. This visit will include an ultrasound scan and other investigations where appropriate, so please do not refer separately for a scan. Please use the One-Stop General Gynaecology clinic referral form below.

Suspected cancers should be referred using the 2 week wait referral form, below. Referrals are triaged by the Trust’s Cancer Two Week Wait Office before being booked to an appropriate clinic.

  • Patients with post-menopausal bleeding, suspected endometrial carcinoma, pelvic mass or suspected ovarian cancer should be referred to the Rapid Access Clinic
  • Patients with PCB or IMB with visible cervical lesion should be referred to colposcopy
  • Patients with vaginal lesions should be referred to vulvoscopy.

The following conditions are not appropriate for the One-stop or Rapid Access clinics and should be referred to the appropriate service:

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national e-Referral Service. Please see the e-referral page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

For conditions covered by existing CCG referral templates, please complete a template and email it to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net

If the condition is not covered by an existing referral template, please complete the One-Stop Gynaecology Clinic referral form (below) and email it to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net

Emergency Referrals

For suspected cancer referrals use the two week wait pathway.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Miss Eve Allen Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Miss Mallika Azizia Consultant
Dr John Bidmead Consultant Urogynaecology and Minimal access surgery
Miss Shree Datta Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Miss Aisha Hameed Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mr Nicholas Hill Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Jemma Johns Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mr Nitish Narvekar Consultant Gynaecologist & Minimal Access Surgeon
Mr Adeyemi Ogunremi Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Jackie Ross Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr Sahathevan Sathiyathasan Consultnat Obs & Gynae