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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
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Miss Sharmistha Guha is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at West Middlesex Unniversity Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust.
She graduated from India in 2000 and began her career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. She moved to London in 2004.
She trained in the Northwest Thames region of London Deanery. She developed her special interest in early pregnancy and emergency gynaecology and took time out of her training to perform research in this field at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She has carried out several multicentred early pregnancy research projects including study in pregnancy of unknown location and has several papers in peer reviewed journals to her credentials. She is a regular speaker in many national and international forums. Miss Guha is proficient in performing early pregnancy and gynaecology ultrasound. She did Post graduate diploma in gynaecology and early pregnancy ultrasound from King's College London in 2011.
Miss Guha has a wide and extensive clinical and surgical experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has done advanced training in the following specialist skills module:
» Benign Gynaecological open and laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery
» Acute gynaecology and Early pregnancy care
» Advanced Labour Ward Management
West Middlesex University Hospital is a busy district general hospital which has recently merged with Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust. Approximately, 5000 babies are born here every year. Miss Guha has a varied work load with weekly gynaecology clinics, scan sessions at Early pregnancy unit and gynaecology scans, antenatal clinics and colposcopy clinics. She does theatre lists and labour ward sessions every week. Practising in this busy NHS hospital helps Miss Guha to maintain and develop her skills. Miss Guha engages and continues to publish research work and this helps to keep her knowledge updated and helps her to practice evidence based medicine.
Miss Sharmistha Guha has the following leadership roles:
Clinical Lead for the Termination of Pregnancy and Gynaecology Risk Management service at the West Middlesex University Hospital.
Regional RCOG preceptor for training in Acute gynaecology and Early pregnancy – overall incharge of trainees pursuing specialist training in this module in Northwest London.
RCOG preceptor for Benign Gynaecological Surgery (Open & Laparoscopic) – Recognised as being able to provide training to the trainees pursuing specialist training in this module.
Miss Guha provides a comprehensive range of elective and emergency gynaecological services including gynaecology ultrasound, early pregnancy care, colposcopy and benign gynaecological surgery.
Areas of interest
Early Pregnancy Care
Early Pregnancy/ Gynaecology Ultrasound
General Woman's Health Check
Laparoscopic & Hysteroscopic Surgery
Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Urinary Incontinence
Pregnancy Termination & Contraception
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Deepak Nathwani Not Fee Assured
- Dr Elizabeth Whitehead Fee Assured
- Dr Kalyana Nandakumar Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecologist
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
369 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 9NH
Early Pregnancy Research
Have published many papers in peer - reviewed journals.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
Have presented and published in peer - reviewed journals.
1st Prize Oral Presentation, RCOG 2014 World Congress, Hyderabad, India (2014
• 1st Prize Audit Presentation, End of Term SHO Audit Day, John Radcliffe Hospital (2006)
• 2nd Prize Poster Presentation, South Thames Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2005)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Bengali - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Conversational
Several early pregnancy research projects including study in pregnancy of uncertain viability and pregnancy of unknown location
13 papers in peer reviewed journals; 27 posters presented in national and international conferences, 6 chapters written or edited and 1 book written.
1. The clinical performance of the M4 decision support model to triage women with a pregnancy of unknown location as at low or high risk of complications.
Bobdiwala S, Guha S, Van Calster B, Ayim F, Mitchell-Jones N, Al-Memar M, Mitchell H, Stalder C, Bottomley C, Kothari A, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Hum Reprod. 2016 Jul;31(7):1425-35.
2. Triaging pregnancies of unknown location: the performance of protocols based on single serum progesterone or repeated serum hcg levels
Guha S, Ayim F, Ludlow J, Sayasneh A, Condous G, Kirk E, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Bourne T, Van Calster B; Hum Reprod. 2014 May;29(5):938-45
3. External validation of a models and simple scoring systems to predict the outcome of intrauterine pregnancy of uncertain viability
Guha S, Van Belle V, Bottomley C, Preisler J, Vathanan V, Sayasneh A, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Bourne T; Hum Reprod. 2013 Nov;28(11):2905-11
4. Introducing acute gynaecology dashboard as a clinical governance tool
Guha S, Hoo P, Bottomley C; Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 2013; 18(3):228 – 237
Reference number 6034131
Affiliations / memberships
Royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists
Association of early pregnancy units
British society for colposcopy and cervical pathology
Northwest london early pregnancy research group
British society for gynaecological endoscopy
International society of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology
General medical council
Medical council of india
Medical defence union
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