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Philip Toozs-Hobson is the founding 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 completing his Urogynaecology Fellowship and subsequent higher surgical training under the aegis of Professor Linda Cardozo.

In the year 2000 Philip was appointed as a Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Birmingham. He was awarded his MD thesis in 2003 relating to changes to the female pelvis due to pregnancy and childbirth. Since 2005 Philip has concentrated predominantly in Urogynaecology and established a RCOG recognised subspecialist training programme in Urogynaecology in the West Midlands, which he still runs.

Philip is acknowledged as a key opinion leader in many areas of the management of prolapse and urinary incontinence. For much of the last 25 years he has dedicated significant effort researching into maternal birth injuries and developing more holistic approaches for what matters to women.

He has published over 200 articles in Urogynaecology and his current research interests include psychological impact of urinary incontinence and improving the utility of investigations.

These investigations have more meaning and relevance to women undergoing them. His contribution to Urogynaecology has been recognised by the Department of Health as one of the few holders of a national silver CEA award.

In his spare time Philip enjoys spending time walking with his wife, three children and his dog, Spud.

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