Mr Paul Wood - consultant gynaecologist surgeon at the Woodland Hospital

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Mr Paul Wood - Gynaecology

Mr Paul Wood is a consultant gynaecologist at the Woodland Hospital specialising in minimal access sugery, management of the menopause and climacteric and cancer diagnostics.

Clinical interests

Menstrual disorders, heavy and painful periods, endometriosis, treatment of endometriosis, pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse, bladder prolapse, bowel prolapse, menorrhagia, post-coital bleeding, 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, colposcopy (examination of cervix and vagina), abnormal cervical smears, loop excision cervix, fibroids, hysteroscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy, division of adhesions, polyps, removal of ovaries, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginal infections, recurrent thrush, keyhole surgery, minimal access surgery

Academic background

I am an experienced and established Consultant based within Northamptonshire and appointed in 1990 with a general gynaecological practice and a special interest in minimal access laparoscopicand hysteroscopic surgery and colposcopy.

I was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Leicester University (where I obtained my Doctorate) and have private practising privileges at the Woodland Hospital in Kettering. I have an Honorary NHS Consultant contract at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

I have 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.

My medicolegal experience 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 appointed a Fellow. I am also a Founding Member of the Expert Witness Institute and provide expert advice for the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council . 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 books 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 improved communications between the County and Regional Groups. 

I am currently President of the Birmingham and Midland Obstetric and Gynaecology Society.

Professional Memberships

General Medical Council, Medical Protection Society, British Medical Association, British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, British Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine, The Nuffield Visiting Society, The Ospreys Visiting Society 

NHS base

Kettering General Hospital

01536 210019