Mr Paul Louis Wood

Personal profile

I am an experienced and established Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology based within Northamptonshire and appointed in 1990 with a general gynaecological practice.  I was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Leicester University (where I obtained my Doctorate) and have private practising privileges at the Three Shires and also the Woodland Hospital in Kettering. 

I have held held senior roles within my previous Trust including that of Associate Medical Director and continued to advise my Trust on deliacte issues such as consultant Grievance Procedures.

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards - National Bronze Award – 2004 - renewed 2009 and 2014. 

I am well known in medicolegal circles on a national basis and beyond receiving instructions from throughout the British Isles, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Australia and Hong Kong.  This has allowed me to develop a forensic approach to problem analysis while also developing advocacy skills.  My medicloegal experience along with my contribution to paediatric and adolescent gynaecolgy was recognised by an invitation to become a Founding Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in 2008 since when I have been appointeed a Fellow.  I am also a Founding Member of the Expert Witness Institute and provide expert advice for the General Medical Council.  I am a panel member for the Association of Victims of Medical Accidents and also of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  I am an Assessor in obstetrics and gynaecology for the National Clinical Advisory Service.

At a national level I have held several positions of responsibility within the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists including Chair of the Oral Assessment Subcommittee for the Part 2 MRCOG examination and chaired the Task and Finish Group to introduce a new Part 3 examination.  I remain a Review and Performance Assessor for the College.  I have authored one book, contributed to several chapters in bookd and have published some 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

I have been Chair of the East Midlands Region Safer Care Programme Board (Patient Safety Lead) and Chair of the South and East Midlands Healthier Together Maternity Clinical Working Group. As a result I have encouraged closer cooperation between providers and and improved communications between the County and Regional Groups. 

Being Gibraltarian I am also fluent in Spanish.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Medical Protection Society
  • British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology 

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery – I have been involved in minimally invasive surgery with an emphasis on menstrual disorders including heavy and painful periods since my time as a Lecturer.  At a local clinical level I have been successful in pioneering minimally invasive surgery techniques, meeting the not inconsequential practical challenges needed to introduce new procedures.  I have trained Consultant and other colleagues in these techniques including laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy and both inpatient and outpatient endometrial ablations.  This interest dovetails with surgical developments in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. 
  • Colposcopy - A long-standing clinical interest and past Lead Clinician for Colposcopy in the north of the county.
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology – I am a pioneer of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology in the UK.  Leadership of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology as Chair of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology allowed for development of the services available nationally, liaison at an international level, introduction of generic standards and extensive teaching and training at home and abroad.  I was elected President of the European Association in 2017 and am Secretary General of the International Federation of Paediatric and adolescent Gynaecology.  My PAG practice is currently based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge

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