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Matthew Parsons MB ChB, DFFP, MRCOG is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Edgbaston. He trained at the University of Bristol, graduating MB ChB in 1993.
Mr Parsons is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in obstetrics and gynaecology in June 2003, from the North Thames Deanery. He developed his interest in urogynaecology as Senior House Officer at King’s College Hospital, and elected to undertake special interest training after achieving his CCST, under the expert guidance of Professor Cardozo at King’s College Hospital – one of the world’s foremost experts and teachers in pelvic floor assessment and treatment.
Mr Parsons now has three gynaecology clinics each week and sees a wide range of general clinical problems, including heavy or painful periods and abdominal pain, and vaginal discharge.
Mr Parsons also has a particular interest in urogynaecology and he works as part of a multi-disciplinary team including specialist nurses, physiotherapists and other doctors to treat the symptoms as shown in his clinical interests opposite.
Mr Parsons is also happy to offer surgical treatments if need be, including nurse led clinics; inpatient bladder training; bladder instillations; pelvic floor surgery and repair; vaginal hysterectomy; and continence surgery (“TVT”, bladder neck injections, colposuspension).
Areas of interest
Mr Parsons has a particular interest in urogynaecology; he works as part of a multi-disciplinary team including specialist nurses, physiotherapists and other doctors to treat symptoms such as prolapse; urinary incontinence; stress incontinence; overactive bladder symptoms; sexual dysfunction; bladder pain; and night-voiding or bedwetting. He offers a broad range of investigations including ‘quality of life’ assessment; electronic bladder diary; laboratory urodynamics; video urodynamics; ambulatory urodynamics; cystoscopy; and complimentary tests such as urethral pressure profiling and pad testing.
He offers a wide range of treatments including inpatient bladder training; bladder instillations; pelvic floor surgery and repair; vaginal hysterectomy; and continence surgery (“TVT”; bladder neck injections; colposuspension).
- Carrie Stanley
- Birmingham Womens Hospital Womens Health Care Mindelsohn Way BIRMINGHAM B15 2TG
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer
University of Birmingham
I established my research interest on the voiding habits of normal women, and the use and performance of an electronic, computerised bladder diary. I was awarded a research fellowship and grant for $30,000 from Life-Tech Inc, Texas, USA.
Mr Parsons has two young daughters and enjoys his family, and garden, and is an enthusiastic skier, and wind-surfer.
He has played guitar in a variety of revue bands and a swing jazz band.
Clinical excellence award level 3
Birmingham Women's Hospital, 2013
Bladder Diary Research Group - $30,000.
Life-Tech Inc, Texas, USA. October 2003.
Consultant-led Pilot of a Bladder Diary Service - £5000.
Service Development Award, Astellas Pharma. November 2009.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Peer Reviewed Papers:
Burton C, Weiss JP, Parsons M, Blaivas JG, Coats AC. Reference values for the nocturnal bladder capacity index. Neurourol Urodyn. 2010. [Epub ahead of print]
Huwyler M, Burton C, Renganathan A, Latthe P, Robinson D, Parsons M, Cardozo L, Toozs-Hobson P. Retrospective case modelling to assess the impact of early intervention for voiding dysfunction after retropubic tape. When is it best to intervene? Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2010; 21(7):823-7
Vella M, Cartwright R, Cardozo L, Parsons M, Madge S, Burns Y. Prevalence of incontinence and incontinence-specific quality of life impairment in women with cystic fibrosis. Neurourol Urodyn. 2009; 28(8):986-9
Jha S, Toozs-Hobson P, Parsons M, Gull F.J Does preoperative urodynamics change the management of prolapse? Obstet Gynaecol. 2008; 28(3):320-2
Parsons M, Tissot W, Cardozo L, Diokno A, Amundsen CL, Coats AC. Normative bladder diary measurements: Night versus day. Neurourol Urodyn 2007; 26(4):465-73
Parsons M, Amundsen CL, Vella M, Webster GD, Coats AC. Bladder diary patterns in detrusor overactivity and urodynamic stress incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn 2007; 26(6):800-6
Amundsen CL, Parsons M, Tissot B, Cardozo L, Diokno A, Coats AC. Bladder diary measurements in asymptomatic females: Functional bladder capacity, frequency and 24 hour volume. Neurourol Urodyn 2007; 26(3):341-9
Latthe P, Kadian S, Parsons M, Toozs-Hobson P. Survey of use of local infiltration and vasoconstrictors in vaginal surgery. Gynecological Surgery 2007; 4(3): 187-189
Amundsen CL, Parsons M, Cardozo L, Vella M, Webster GD, Coats AC. Bladder diary volume per void measurements in detrusor overactivity. J Urol. 2006 Dec;176(6 Pt 1):2530-4
Robinson D, Parsons M, Cardozo L, Balmforth J, Salim R, Anders K, Dixon A. Would You Put It in the Fridge? The Pragmatic Clinical Approach to Hematuria. Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Surgery 2005; 11,( 5):257-9
- MB ChB University of Bristol 1993
- MD (Doctor of Medicine) King's College, London 2010
- MRCOG Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2000
- FRCOG Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2013
- DFSRH No.D008418 Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1996
Reference number 4008071
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST; General Medical Council (No. 4008071), 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists No. 113036
International Continence Society No. 2032
Royal Society of Medicine
British Medical Association No. 7456445
- BMI The Priory Hospital, B5 7UG
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 0121 446 1626
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
Contact Matthew Parsons via The Priory Hospital