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Mr Andrew Leather

Obstetrics and gynaecology

 

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Last updated: 16 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Gynaecology
  • Urogynaecology

About me

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

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Urogynaecology (Female Incontinence, Prolapse and Urinary Tract disorders);
Minimal access/laparoscopic surgery;
Menstrual (Period) Problems;
Abnormal Smears and Colposcopy;
Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

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