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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I qualified as a doctor in 1985 from Kings College Hospital in London and am now one of the most senior consultants in the speciality in the East of England.
After starting training as a GP I changed my career plans to become a Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. During my training I developed an interest in treating women with female incontinence and prolapse (urogynaecology). I was appointed a full time NHS consultant in Ipswich in 2001 and am the lead for treating female incontinence and prolapse in the area. In addition to my interest in urogynaecology I have also maintain a large practising profile in all aspects of Gynaecology.
I have been a member of both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Society of Urogynaecology Guidelines committee.
I am an educationist and aside teaching the trainees and future consultants of our speciality I an examiner for the MRCOG exams and an external college assessor. In 2019 I became the Chair of the Part 2 EMQ Examination Committee.
In 2019 I was elected by my peers to be the East of England Fellows representative on the RCOG Council.
In addition to my clinical work I have always been interested in clinical governance and risk management and am a well known and respected medico legal expert.
I was re-validated by the GMC in 2018 and have an annual appraisal of all aspects of my practise in preparation of my next re-validation in 2023
Areas of interest
Urogynaecology (Female Incontinence, Prolapse and Urinary Tract disorders);
Minimal access/laparoscopic surgery;
Menstrual (Period) Problems;
Abnormal Smears and Colposcopy;
Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis
- Vanessa Sillett
- Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital Foxhall Road IPSWICH IP4 5SW
- 01473 279124
- 07980 766661
- 01473 279112
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Ipswich Hospital 2001 - To Date
Clinical Director 2007-2013
During my training my research was conducted into various aspects of the treatment of menopausal and premestrual syndrome problems. My main focus in research now is in female incontinence and prolapse
I am actively involved in clinical governance, guidelines and audit and have a large medico-legal practice
Outside of my work I maintain a healthy active sporty lifestyle and am a keen runner and skier. I have 4 children, 2 step children and 5 Labradors who take up a significant amount of any free time I have!!!
I have published over 20 peer reviewed papers and article
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to provide update talks and lectures on most aspects of Gynaecology to interested parties upon request
- MBBS Kings College Hospital, London 1985
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist 1993
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetrician& Gynaecologist 2005
Reference number 3110261
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair of Part 2 MRCOG EMQ Examination Committee Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist 2019
- East of England Fellows Representative on RCOG Council Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology , 1997
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist
Member of British Society of UroGynaeologist (BSUG)
Member of International Urogynaecologists Association (IUGA)
Member of British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)
Member of British Medical Association (BMA)
- Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital Foxhall Road...
- 08:00 - 14:00
- 01473 858073
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