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I have a large urogynaecology practice with over 800 new referrals each year and 500 urodynamic investigations. I am supported by a team consisting of a nurse practitioner, physiotherapist and speciality registrar and/or research fellow. I perform approx 250 prolapse procedures and approx 250 operations for stress incontinence annually, amongst other general gynaecology. I have an ongoing audit including 2500 TVT procedures. We have a fortnightly multidisciplinary team meeting - MDT for incontinence and prolapse. I hold a national clinical excellence award (July 2014) for my work in research. My NHS unit is accredited by the British Society of Urogynaecology. I hold Professorial appointments at the University of Kent and Greenwich University.
Areas of interest
Urogynaecology; urinary incontinence; prolapse; heavy periods; painful periods; urodynamics; menorrhagia; vaginal wall prolapse; uterine prolapse; TVT; vaginal hysterectomy; recurrent prolapse; overactive bladder; vaginal repair; treating mesh complications
- Dawn Hancock
- Medway Hospital Windmill Road GILLINGHAM ME7 5NY
- 07834 274056
- 07834 274056
- 01634 825155
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Medway NHS Foundation trust
I have over 80 publications including the following areas:-
Surgical treatment of stress incontinence
The aetiology of detrusor overactivity/overactive bladder
Conservative treatments for bladder conditions
Pelvic floor muscle
I am married with 2 children.
I love skiing, walking and running when I am not working
National clinical excellence award
Third-line treatment for overactive bladder: should mirabegron be tried before Intravesical Botulinum Toxin A therapy?
Three year results from a randomised trial of a retropubic mid-urethral sling versus the Miniarc single incision sling for stress urinary incontinence.
Does self motivation improve success rates of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) in women with urinary incontinence in a secondary care setting?
Urethral dilatation: Is there any benefit over cystoscopy and distension? A randomized trial in women with overactive bladder symptoms.
Urgency resolution following prolapse repair: is voiding important?
What is the relationship between free flow and pressure flow studies in women?
Short-term complications after vaginal surgery: do suture characteristics influence morbidity.
To what extent are national guidelines for the management of urinary incontinence in women adhered to? Data from a national audit.
How do urogynaecologists treat failed suburethral slings? Experience from the British society of urogynaecology database and literature review.
A qualitative study of women’s preferences for the treatment for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders.
Short-term morbidity following vaginal prolapse surgery: What the surgeon does not see.
Uterus conserving surgery – what is the chance of missing a malignancy?
TVT vs TOT for mixed incontinence a case controlled series.
A randomised trial of the Miniarc suburethral sling vs the tension free vaginal tape for the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence.
The effect of urethral dilatation on pressure flow studies in women with voiding dysfunction and overactive bladder.
Clinicians’ views on the NICE guideline of female urinary incontinence .
Barriers to seeking treatment for women with persistent or recurrent symptoms in Urogynaecology.
Effect of prolapse repair on voiding and the relationship to overactive bladder and detrusor overactivity.
The value of cystoscopy and bladder biopsy taken at the time of tension-free vaginal tape insertion.
Predicting early voiding dysfunction after TVT.
Duloxetine treatment for women awaiting continence surgery.
Tension free vaginal tape in women with a urodynamic diagnosis of idiopathic detrusor overactivity and stress incontinence.
Pain after suburethral sling insertion for stress incontinence. IUJ 2013; 24: 195-201.
Courses offered to GPs
I am a regular speaker at conferences organised by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London on urogynaecology.
- MB ChB University of Manchester 1988
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2007
- MD (Res) University of London 2011
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chairman British Society of Urogynaecology 2017
- Terminology & Standardization Committee International Urogynaecology Association 2016
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
International Continence Society
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
United Kingdom Continence Society
British Society of Urogynaecologists
International Urogynecology Association
- Spire Alexandra Hospital Impton Lane CHATHAM...
- 15:00 - 21:00
- 01634 662845
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