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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 womb (also known as uterine 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 include 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. It allows 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. However 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.

If you have been offered a 2ww (two week wait) appointment for suspected womb (uterine or endometrial) cancer (excluding suspected ovarian cancer), please follow this advice:

  • Prepare to be at the hospital for 4-6 hours. You should arrange to take the day off work.
  • Take painkillers at least one hour before your appointment and carry some with you in case you need to take a further dose before your hysteroscopy.
  • You may want to bring a friend or relative to support you. Your doctor may ask them to leave if necessary.


Suite 8, Third Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

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

Patient information leaflets

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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.

As part of our Rapid Access service, we offer a one-stop, same-day consultation and diagnostic hysteroscopy for patients referred under the urgent suspected cancer pathway.

Women who are referred for suspected endometrial cancer will be offered, where indicated and agreed, a diagnostic hysteroscopy alongside their medical consultation and ultrasound scan (abdominal or transvaginal) on the same day.

The following conditions must be referred to other services:

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.

Booking a patient at King’s

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

For conditions covered by existing CCG referral templates, complete the relevant CCG template. For conditions that are not covered by an existing referral template, complete the One-Stop Gynaecology Clinic referral form (below).

GPs should use NHS e-Referral for all routine referrals. Other healthcare professionals should email completed referral forms to [email protected]

Emergency Referrals

To make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For suspected cancer, use the urgent suspected cancer referral pathway.

Referral forms

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One-Stop General Gynaecology Clinic referral form – KCH43 KB

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Mr Ritu Agarwal Specialist GP
Miss Eve Allen Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Dr John Bidmead Consultant Urogynaecology and Minimal access surgery
Miss Shree Datta Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mrs Helen Duffy Matron Gynaecology
Mr Laxmikant Ganjewar Consultant
Miss Aisha Hameed Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mr Nicholas Hill Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Jemma Johns Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mr James Samuel Mclaren Locum Consultant
Mr Nitish Narvekar Lead for Reproductive Surgery, Consultant Gynaecologist and Minimal Access Surgeon
Mr Adeyemi Ogunremi Consultant Gynaecologist
Dr William Okonji Community Gynaecology
Miss Jackie Ross Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr Sahathevan Sathiyathasan Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Dr Venkatesh Subramanian Consultant in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine
Miss Thalia Tsahalina Consultant Gynaecologist