Mr Matthew Parsons

Personal profile

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 advises on a wide range of general clinical problems, including ovarian cyst symptoms, uterine polyps, heavy or painful periods, abdominal pain and vaginal discharge.

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; 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.

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).

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.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

  • International Continence Society (ICS)

  • International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)

  • British Medical Association (BMA)

  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Clinical Interests


Mr Parsons has broad experience in gynaecology, having trained in a variety of major teaching hospitals.  He now has three gynaecology clinics each week – two at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital, and one at The Priory Hospital. He sees a wide range of general clinical problems, including heavy or painful periods, and abdominal pain.

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; 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.

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