Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson

Personal profile

Philip Toozs-Hobson is the Director of Urogynaecology and pelvic floor medicine at the Birmingham Women's Hospital.  He undertook his basic medical training at St Mary's Hospital in London. He subsequently started his specialist gynaecological training in the East Midlands before returning to London as a registrar.

He undertook a urogynaecology research fellowship and subsequent higher surgical training under the aegis of Professor Linda Cardozo at Kings College Hospital. Following this he worked in the south Thames Deanery prior to being appointed as a Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Birmingham in 2000 and was awarded his MD thesis in 2003 in to changes to the female pelvis due to pregnancy and childbirth.

Since 2005 Mr Toozs-Hobson has concentrated predominantly in Urogynaecolgy and has been programme director of the only subspecialist training programme in urogynaecology in the West Midlands. 

He also advises on ovarian cyst symptoms and uterine polyps.

He is on the national advisory boards for a range of companies working in the field of female lower urinary tract dysfunction. He sits on the subspecialty training committee at the RCOG, chairs the BSUG training committee and is secretary to the UKCS. He has published widely in Urogynaecology and his research interests range from pelvic floor injury after childbirth to psychological impact of urinary incontinence.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and dog. He is known occasionally to play golf when not helping coach his son’s rugby team.

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Professional Membership

  • British Society of Urogynaecology

  • ICS

  • IUGA

  • RCOG

  • BMA

  • UK Continence Society

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