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I have been a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sunderland since 1994, having trained in NE England and NE Scotland from 1982. I offer a broad range of general gynaecological investigations and treatments - in particular, management of menstrual problems (including endometriosis/pelvic pain), prolapse, menopausal problems (including post-menopausal bleeding) and urinary incontinence. I participate in the pregnancy termination service at the Spire Washington Hospital.
I provide rapid initial assessment under the new BUPA 'Cancer Direct Access' service for patients who have symptoms that might suggest gynaecological cancer (affecting the cervix, womb or ovaries).
I offer early pregnancy ultrasound and am actively involved in miscarriage care (including reurrent miscarriage). I receive regional referrals for management of mid-pregnancy loss/miscarriage from 'cervical incomptence' and offer transabdominal and complex cervical sutures.
I lead a team of research midwives and nurses in Sunderland and was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Sunderland University in 2014.
Areas of interest
Menstrual disorders (period problems); Pelvic pain (including endometriosis); Pelvic floor prolapse; Urinary incontinence; Sterilisation reversal; Miscarriage; Cervical cerclage; Medical & surgical termination of pregnancy; Early pregnancy ultrasound;
Minor surgery for period problems - Mirena progesterone coil', 'Novasure' endometrial ablation; Hysteroscopy; vulval lesions
Intermediate surgery - Laparoscopic/ 'keyhole 'procedures (division of adhesions, treamtment of endometriosis, removal of ovarian cysts, sterilisation); Anterior pelvic floor repair; cervical sutures (repeated miscarriage);
Major surgery - Hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopiclly-assisted); Pelvic floor repair surgery (including collagen grafts); Transabdominal & vaginal insertion of cervical suture (recurrent mid-pregnancy loss)
PLEASE NOTE: the Goverment has suspended surgery involving TVT for incontinence. I can still offer consultation to discuss drug & conservative treatment pending further news
- Rachael Sherriff
- Department of Gynaecology Sunderland Royal Hospital Kayll Road SUNDERLAND SR4 7TP
- 0191 569 9775
- Rachel Moore
- Spire Washington Hospital Picktree Lane WASHINGTON NE38 9JZ
- 0191 418 8636
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Sanjay Deshpande Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Sunderland Royal Hospital (since 1994)
Director of Research & Innovation, Cuty Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (since 2010)
Visiting Professor, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Sunderland
Clinical Executive Theme Lead, Northeast & North Cumbria NIHR Comprehensive Research Network - since 2014.
I lead NIHR portfolio research in obstetrics and gynaecology (including pregnancy problems, miscarriage, prolapse, menstrual disorders)
Family, rugby, reading & travel
NENC AHSN - 'Bright Ideas in Health' Awards. Finalist in the 'Most Innovative Education Provider' (2017)
NHS England Telehealth Enabled Care Services (TECS) Advocate - awarded 2014
'Dubin Award' - AEPU Early Pregnancy Unit of the Year 2012/13
Honorary Life Member, Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association, London - awarded 2011
Hinshaw K. Human factors in obstetrics and gynaecology (Ethics & Education). Obstet Gynecol & Reprod Med 2016; 26(12): 368-70.
Anderson CR, Gulland J, Abdulrahman Jnr, GO, Johnson J, Hinshaw K. An audit of the provision of information regarding the fetal anomaly scan, at Sunderland Royal Hospital (abstract). BJOG 2016; 123(1) Supp: 78-9.
Currie I, McKenzie C, Vause S, Allen K, Harding K, Hinshaw K, Mackay V, Watson A, Dougall A, Boyd S. Providing quality care for women: obstetrics and gynaecology workforce. RCOG Working Party report. November 2016. RCOG London.
Academy of Royal Medical Colleges. Quality Improvement – Training for Better Outcomes. AoRMC, London. March 2016. AoRMC Task & Finish Group [Hinshaw K, Prosser-Snelling E – representing RCOG]. pp79. http://www.aomrc.org.uk/committees/quality-improvement-training-for-better-outcomes.html
Graham Y, Mansour D, Hinshaw K, Wilkes S, Mahawar K, Gatiss S, et al. Comparing Knowledge and Provision of Contraceptive Care By Bariatric Surgical and Sexual and Reproductive Health Practitioners. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.11(6):S131.
Griffin M, Seed P, Webster L, Myers J, Mackillop L, Simpson N, Anumba D, Khalil A, Denbow M, Sau A, Hinshaw K, Von Dadelszen P, Benton S, Girling J, Redman CWG, Chappell LC, Shennan AH. Diagnostic accuracy of placental growth factor and ultrasound parameters to predict the small-for-gestational-age infant in women presenting with reduced symphysis-fundal height measurement. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar 31. doi: 10.1002/uog.14860. [Epub ahead of print]
Fitzpatrick K, Hinshaw K, Kurinczuk J, Knight M. Risk Factors, Management, and Outcomes of Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelets Syndrome, and Elevated Liver Enzymes, Low Platelets Syndrome. Obstet Gynecol 2014; 123:618-27.
Hinshaw K, Kenyon S. Abnormal labour. In: Practical guide to high risk pregnancy. Bhide A (UK), Damania K (India), Daftary S (India), Arulkumaran S (UK), (eds). Elsevier, India. (2014 - in press)
Hinshaw K. Shoulder dystocia. In: Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma - the MOET Course Manual (3rd edition). Paterson-Brown S, Howell C (Eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK (2014)
Hinshaw K, Mahadasu S. Non-rotational forceps delivery. In: ROBuST course manual (RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training). Gale A, Siassakos D, Attilakos G, Winter C, Draycott T (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (2014) pp59-82
Courses offered to GPs
Lectures given to GPs on menstrual disorders, pregnancy management and hormone replacement therapy.
- MB BS University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1982
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 2006
Reference number 2613440
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Education Lead, Executive Committee Member BMFMS 2014
- Honorary National Faculty Lead Baby Lifeline Training 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- RCOG, 1994
Affiliations / memberships
President, North of England Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society (2017)
Chair, UKOSS National Steering Committee (2016-)
Ministry of Defence, National Civilian Consultant Advisor to the British Army – Obstetrics & Gynaecology (2009 – present)
Medical Advisor, Baby Lifeline Charity (2005 – present)
Medical Advisor (Obstetrics & Gynaecology), Swinfen Telemedicine Charitable Trust (2005 – present)
- Spire Washington Hospital, NE38 9JZ
- 13:30 - 16:30
- 0191 415 1272
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
Spire Washington Ward staff via 0191 4151272 (who will contact me directly)