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- Gynaecological oncology
I have been practising in the NHS for 25 years . In my practice I look after women with gynaecological malignancy and also benign gynaecological conditions. I obtained UK dual accreditation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in obstetrics, gynaecology and gynaecological oncology in 2006 and I am on the specialist register of the General Medical Council.
As a consultant I have 12 years experience as a gynaecologist and I run a private practice at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, Tees Valley Hospital and the BMI Woodlands Hospital Darlington.
Areas of interest
Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery (keyhole); Gynaecological Cancer; Contraception; Heavy Periods; Pelvic Pain; Colposcopy, Endometriosis, Fertility
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gynaecologist & Gynaecological Oncologist
I am an active clinical research advocate. I have made contributions to research recruitment to NIHR clinical trials in the UK and I have been local PI on a number including UKCTOCS, UKFOCS, EORTC 55971, PORTEC 2, PORTEC 3, ICON 7, ICON 8, and CHORUS. I am currently recruiting into GROINSS-V II, SHAPE and ICON8B. I am currently Chief Investigator for ROBOQOL, a trial looking at patient recovery after Robotic surgery.
Keen cyclist and motorcyclist, I also enjoy film.
Angelopoulos G, Etman A, Cruickshank D, Twigg J
Total Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy: A Change In Practice In A U.K. Cancer Center.
European Journal of Gynaeoclogical Oncology 2015; 36 (6): p711-5.
Kehoe S, Hook J, Nankivell M, Jayson GC, Kitchener H, Lopes T, Luesley D, Perren T, Bannoo S, Mascarenhas M,
Dobbs S, Essapen S, Twigg J, Herod J, McCluggage G, Parmar M, Swart AM.
Primary chemotherapy versus primary surgery for newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer (CHORUS): an
open-label, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial.
Lancet. 2015 vol 386 (14) p 249-257
Twigg J, Cruickshank D.
Intra-operative frozen section analysis for suspected early-stage ovarian cancer.
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012 vol 119 (7) p 896
Courses offered to GPs
- MB BS University of London 1992
- MD University of London 1999
Reference number 3669174
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
British Gynaecological Cancer Society
Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
European Society of Gynaecological Oncology
International Society of Gynaecological Oncology
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