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 currently hold an Honorary Consultant appointment at Cambridge University Hospital.

I have held held senior roles within my previous Trust including that of Associate Medical Director.

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

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 books and have published some 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals. I am also a CQC Professional Advisor and an Expert Advisor for the GMC

I have been Chair of the East Midlands Region Safer Care Programme Board (Patient Safety Lead). 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.

Also clinically interested in:

Menstrual disorders, heavy and painful periods, endometriosis, treatment of endometriosis, pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse, bladder prolapse, bowel prolapse, menorrhagia, bleeding after intercourse, intermenstrual bleeding, ovarian cysts, painful intercourse, dyspareunia, hormone replacement therapy, menopause, postmenopausal bleeding, vaginal discharge, hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, endometrial resection, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic sub-total hysterectomy, abnormal cervical smears, fibroids, hysteroscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy, division of adhesions, polyps, removal of ovaries, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginal infections, recurrent thrush, keyhole surgery, minimal access surgery.

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