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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- Functional urology/continence
- General urology
- Urological oncology
Charlotte Foley qualified at Oxford University and undertook specialist Urology training at teaching hospitals in North London. For her last two years as a trainee, she focused on her subspecialist interest of reconstructive and ‘female urology’. This meant spending a year at University College London Hospital, then a further Fellowship year at the Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital in Australia. She started as a Consultant in April 2012.
She undertakes all aspects of General Urology with particular expertise in Transperineal prostate biopsy (providing this service across Hertfordshire), Incontinence and Urine infections. Her experience in mesh removal has allowed her NHS Hospital to be recognised as a Mesh removal centre.
Areas of interest
Female incontinence: TVT & TOT, and non-mesh alternatives including bulking agents, colposuspension and autologous (own tissue) slings. Botox for urgency, frequency and incontinence. Bladder and Urethral mesh problems (Member of mesh removal team at Lister Hospital, a recognised centre).
Male incontinence: male sling and artificial urinary sphincter,
Problems passing urine in men and women.
Recurrent urinary infections, cystitis, bladder discomfort / pain
Benign prostate enlargement -
Blood in the Urine, superficial bladder cancer, bladder stones. Elevated PSA - I perform all the transperineal biopsies for the Urology department, often sampling lesions missed by previous biopsies. 2nd UK Urologist to perform local anaesthetic transperineal biopsies which are well tolerated.
Scrotal surgery - for lumps inside or on the scrotum, fluid collections around the testis (hydrocele) epididymal cysts.
Renal colic and kidney and ureteric stones.
- Nicholas Fearn
- Teresa Donald
- Pinehill Hospital Benslow Lane HITCHIN SG4 9QZ
- 01462 456788
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Ahilan Pathmanathan Fee Assured
- Dr Anil Kambli Not Fee Assured
- Dr Henry Reynolds Fee Assured
- Dr Gary Yap Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon, East & North Herts NHS Trust (Clinics at Lister, Stevenage).
She has an MD(Res) from University College London for lab research funded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Cancer Research UK, and has published and presented regularly. She has given lectures for the UCL MSc in Urology programme, Cambridge Pelvic Floor Symposia, Cambridge Urodynamics Study Day, GP education & update events, Lister Hospital Grand Round, and smaller invited talks at GP surgeries. She examines on FRCS(Urol) viva courses.
When not at work she tidies up after her smallish twins and larger husband. Lego a speciality.
- MA Cambridge University 2000
- BMBCh Oxford University 1997
- MD(Res) University College London 2008
- FRCS(Urol) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2008
Reference number 4431974
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Full member, British Association of Urological Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Pinehill Hospital, SG4 9QZ
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 01462 427221
- Spire Harpenden Hospital, AL5 4BP
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 01582 763191
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
Through Pinehill Hospital Switchboard 01462 422 822, Lister Hospital Switchboard 01438 314 333 or Private Secretary, Mrs Teresa Donald 01462 456788