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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Gynaecological oncology
I have been a consultant since 2004 - training in the northeast, Wales and Manchester. Much of my training and research was in specialist centres for cancer and this is my main area of work in the NHS. I am the Lead Clinician for Gynaecological Cancers in County Durham & Darlington NHS Trust, with experience in cancer investigation and diagnosis - such as for bleeding, cysts, vulvar lesions. The Cancer Network officially recognises my role in this and authorises me to operate on endometrial cancer pateints.
This specialist experience has also given me expertise in the management of a broad range of benign gynaecological disorders - pelvic pain, menstrual disorders, fibroids, endometriosis.
I am also involved in training doctors in gynaecological surgery, colposcopy, vulvar disease, cancer investigation and management.
I have also been the local Principal Investigator for a number of national research trials - with successful recruitment to agreed targets - benefitting patients who thus have a high standard of care.
Consequently, the care I offer is always evidence-based and my private practice is in line with my NHS scope of practice.
Areas of interest
My NHS Scope of Practice covers the following practice areas.
Cancer symptom investigation and diagnosis - including post-menopausal bleeding, Ovarian Cysts, Endometrial cancer
Genetic cancer (ovarian/uterine) advice
Colposcopy & Cervical screening (examination of cervix and vagina, abnormal smear management)
Vulval symptoms and lesions
Chronic pelvic pain
Heavy menstrual or irregular bleeding
Menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Hysterectomy - open and laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery') with early discharge
Ovarian cysts - including laparoscopic removal
Cancer risk-reducing surgery
Hysteroscopic surgery - polyps; endometrial ablation
Endometriosis & complex surgery
Reversal of sterilisation
Removal of fibroids
Insertion of "intrauterine coils"/Mirena IUS
- Angela Lawson (NHS)
- University Hospital Of Durham North Road DURHAM DH1 5TW
- 0191 333 2258
- Rachel Moore
- Spire Washington Hospital Picktree Lane WASHINGTON NE38 9JZ
- 0191 415 1272
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr William Q Smith Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gynaecologist, Trust-wide Gynaecological Cancer Lead Clinician & BSCCP Accredited Colposcopy Clinician
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Division, County Durham & Darlington Foundation Hospitals NHS Trust
Gynaecology representative for the surgical specialty research group in the NHS NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) CRN (Clinical Research Network) NENC (Northeast & North Cumbria)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Directorate Representative on the NHS Trust Research and Development Committee
Principal local site investigator (PI) (Durham) for several NIHR CRN trials & Industrial Trials (leading recruiter nationally 2016 & 2017 for ROCkeTS ovarian cyst study)
2008 - present. Local site PI for the following national studies - UKFOCSS, PsyFOCS, RT3VIN, OPT, PaCT, Cervical Cancer symptoms in young women, MEDAL, FEMME, SEARCH endometrial & ovarian cancer genetics studies, PREMIUM, ROCkeTS
2017 Level 6 Clinical Excellence Award
2010-17 NIHR CRN/Local R&D Funding
2015 Recognition Tier Three Educator Postgraduate Education & Training, Faculty RCOG Medical Educators
2014 NIHR Certificate Achievement "PI & Research Team, Successful Recruitment to Time & Target"
2013 Commendation Consent to Exam/Treatment Policy by Medical Director
2012 Maternity Unit Miracle (MUM) NE-region Award (Team award)
2009 WHO Best Practice Award (Team award; Annual Network Meeting Prison & Health, Spain)
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Mittal S, Sripathy A, Mussunoor S, Chasi I, Sengupta P. Ectopic Ovarian Leiomyoma Presenting as Chronic Pelvic Pain - A Case Report. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. 2013
Crosbie EJ, Winter-Roach B, Sengupta P, Sikand KA, Carrington B, Murby B, Slade RJ. The accuracy of the sentinel node procedure after excision biopsy in squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva. Surg Oncol. 2010
Harris D, Delap M, Sengupta PS, Wilkinson PM, Welch RS, Swindel R, Slade RJ, Reynolds K and Jayson GC. Carcinosarcoma of the Ovary. British Journal of Cancer 2003
Sengupta PS, McGown A, Bajaj V, Blackhall F, Swindell R, Bromley M, Shanks DJ, Ward T, Buckley CH, Reynolds K, Slade RJ and Jayson GC. Immunohistochemical analysis of p53 and related proteins in human epithelial ovarian cancer. European Journal of Cancer 2000
Sengupta PS, Shanks JH, Buckley CH, Ryder WDJ, Davies J, Reynolds K, Slade RJ, Kitchener HC & Jayson GC. Requirement for expert histopathological assessment of ovarian cancer and borderline tumours. British Journal of Cancer 2000
Sengupta PS, Jayson GC, Slade RJ, Eardley A & Radford JA. An audit of primary surgical treatment for women with ovarian cancer referred to a cancer centre. British Journal of Cancer 1999
o (editorial comment: Chan KK. Does surgeon matter in management of ovarian cancer? British Journal of Cancer 1999)
Slade RJ, Sengupta PS & Shaw RW. Utero-colonic fistula following endometrial ablation with rollerball diathermy. Current Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1995
PEER REVIEWED FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS
Management of Ovarian Cysts in Postmenopausal Women. RCOG Green-top Guideline No. 34, 2016 (2nd Edition)
Skin conditions of the vulva. RCOG Patient Information. Participated in "road-testing" information by women attending vulvar clinics in Aberdeen, Belfast, Durham, Gateshead & Kirkcaldy
BGCS Ovarian & Endometrial Cancer Guidelines 2017.
NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Chattopadhyay SK, Sengupta BS, Sengupta PS (Ed's), (Associate Ed). Gynaecology for Undergraduates (The Five Fingers) (2nd Edition). BI Publications Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2008.
Sengupta BS, Chattopadhyay SK, Varma TR (Ed's), Sengupta PS (Associate Ed). Gynaecology for Postgraduates & Practitioners (2nd Edition). Reed Elsevier India Private Limited: Elsevier 2007.
Sengupta BS, Chattopadhyay SK, Thornton JG and Sengupta PS (Ed's). Obstetrics for Postgraduates & Practitioners. (Aspects of fetal & maternal medicine). New Delhi: BI Churchill Livingstone Pvt Ltd, 1999
Courses offered to GPs
I have given many presentations and teaching sessions on Gynaecological Cancer, Colposcopy, Vulvar disease, General Gynaecology locally and nationally. This includes presentations to GPs.
Hence I am available for both free and paid talks to GPs at practices or other locations for the above topics.
- MB BS (Medical Degree) University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1987
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London 1993
- MD (Gynaecological Oncology) University of Manchester 2002
- BSCCP British Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology, Birmingham 2005
- MSc (Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy) Post-Graduate Medical School, University of Surrey 2016
Reference number 3200061
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Gynaecological Cancer Unit Lead Clincian Representative NHS England Gynaecological Cancer Services Commissioning Group 2017
- Gynaecology representative for the surgical specialty group NHS National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) Clincial Research Network (CRN) North-East & North Cumbria (NENC) 2017
- Gynaecoogical Cancer Unit Lead Clinician Representative BGCS (British Gynaecological Cancer Society) 2016
- CTC (Certification & Training Committee) Member BSCCP (British Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Screening) 2013
- Northern Deanery Regional Preceptor for Advanced Training Skills Module (ATSM) in Cervical Disease Management RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology) 2012
- Senior faculty member for Surgical Skills Training Programme (Cadaveric training ST3 & ST5 level) School of O&G, Health Education England (North East) 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Registration (Full), 1988
- Certificate of Completion Specialist Training (GMC), 2005
- GMC Medical Revalidation, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
2014 - Present Member of the Northern Clinical Networks & Senate
2014 - Present Northeast Association of Advanced Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgeons (founder & member)
2005 - Present Northern England Strategic Clinical Network Gynaecological Oncology Site Specific Group
2000 - Present British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)
1999 - Present British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Rachel Moore (private secretary - Spire Washington 01914151272)
Angela Lawson (NHS secretary - Durham 01913332258)