Mr Paul Wood

Obstetrics and gynaecology


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Last updated: 18 Apr 2020

About me

I am an experienced and established Consultant based within Northamptonshire and was appointed in 1990. I have a comprehensive general gynaecological practice with a special interest in minimal access laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, colposcopy and paediatric and adolescent gynaecology.

I was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Leicester University (where I obtained my Doctorate) and have private practising privileges at the Three Shires Hospital Northampton and also the Woodland Hospital in Kettering. I have an Honorary NHS Consultant contract at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

I have held held senior roles within my previous Trust including that of Associate Medical Director.

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards - National Bronze Award – 2004 - renewed 2009 and 2014.

My medicolegal experience along with my contribution to paediatric and adolescent gynaecology was recognised by an invitation to become a Founding Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in 2008 since when I have been appointed a Fellow. I am also a Founding Member of the Expert Witness Institute and provide expert advice for the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council . I am an Assessor in obstetrics and gynaecology for the National Clinical Advisory Service and the Care Quality Commission.

At a national level I have held several positions of responsibility within the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists including Chair of the Oral Assessment Subcommittee for the Part 2 MRCOG examination and chaired the Task and Finish Group to introduce a new Part 3 examination. I remain a Review and Performance Assessor for the College.

I have authored one book, contributed to several chapters in books and have published some 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

I have been Chair of the East Midlands Region Safer Care Programme Board (Patient Safety Lead) and Chair of the South and East Midlands Healthier Together Maternity Clinical Working Group. As a result I have encouraged closer cooperation between providers and and improved communications between the County and Regional Groups.

I am immediate Past-President of the the Birmingham and Midland Obstetric and Gynaecology Society, current President of the European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and Secretary-General of the International Federation of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

Areas of interest

Menstrual disorders, heavy and painful periods, endometriosis, treatment of endometriosis, pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse, bladder prolapse, bowel prolapse, menorrhagia, post-coital bleeding, intermenstrual bleeding, ovarian cysts, painful intercourse, dyspareunia, hormone replacement therapy, menopause, postmenopausal bleeding, vaginal discharge, hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, endometrial resection, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic sub-total hysterectomy, colposcopy (examination of cervix and vagina), abnormal cervical smears, loop excision cervix, fibroids, hysteroscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy, division of adhesions, polyps, removal of ovaries, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginal infections, recurrent thrush, keyhole surgery, minimal access surgery; paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

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Anaesthetists worked with

  • Mr Paul Wood has worked with Dr Sandeep Sharma at the following hospitals:

    • Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr Paul Wood has worked with Dr Christopher Leng at the following hospitals:

    • BMI Three Shires Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr Paul Wood has worked with Dr Sabita Sreevalsan at the following hospitals:

    • BMI Three Shires Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr Paul Wood has worked with Dr Dumisani Ncomanzi at the following hospitals:

    • Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr Paul Wood has worked with Dr Duncan Baines at the following hospitals:

    • Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)
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Procedures completed

  • Q2020

    Endometrial biopsy or aspiration - (5-50)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (5-50)

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (5-50)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5) BMI Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • P2730

    Colposcopy (+/- biopsy, polypectomy or vulvoscopy) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • Q0740

    Total abdominal hysterectomy (+/- oophorectomy) +/- ureterolysis - (1-5)

    BMI Three Shires Hospital (1-5) Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • Q0230

    Cauterisation of lesion of cervix uteri (+/- loop diathermy, colposcopy or polypectomy) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • S0653

    Removal of benign lesion in muscle or deeper tissue (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • Q0890

    Vaginal hysterectomy including salpingo-oophorectomy (including laparoscopically assisted) +/- ureterolysis - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1700

    Therapeutic hysteroscopic operations on uterus (including endometrial ablation excluding microwave or radiofrequency ablation) +/- Mirena coil insertion - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1280

    Introduction of a mirena coil - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • P2380

    Anterior (+/- posterior) colporrhaphy with vaginal hysterectomy (including primary repair of enterocele and cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • Q3800

    Laparoscopy and therapeutic procedures (including laser, diathermy and destruction e.g. endometriosis, adhesiolysis, tubal and ovarian surgery, +/-ureterolysis) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

  • Q4400

    Ovarian cystectomy +/- omental biopsy (as sole procedure and including bilateral) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Woodland Hospital (1-5)

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