Colposcopy

Colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (neck of the womb), rather like a smear test. Patients are most often referred to us after an abnormal smear result – some ladies may need a treatment to their cervix, which is explained in full in the leaflet enclosed with your appointment. We also receive referrals from GPs who are concerned about their patient’s symptoms or the appearance of their cervix. Appointments are 20 minutes, and patients are very welcome to bring someone for support. A female chaperone is present throughout the examination, treatment or procedure and we try our best to make our patients as comfortable as possible.

Our Lead Clinician is Mr Mark Ford, whose special interest is Colposcopy and has many years’ experience in the field. The colposcopy team consists of Mr Osama Abughazza, Miss Patricia Ellis, Miss Annette Reid, Mr Paul Curtis, Mr Andrew Kent and Mr Jay Chatterjee.

For more information, you can view the Colposcopy patient information leaflet by clicking here.

This is the latest feedback from some of our patients:

“The nurses and doctor couldn’t have been more lovely – they were extremely kind, gentle and caring and made what was a pretty uncomfortable procedure as pain-free as possible.”

“Excellent care by all 3 staff.”

“The colposcopy team was really amazing – professional, caring, friendly. I got really good and professional information about my treatment. During the tests everyone really took care of my comfort. I am truly amazed by the high level of Royal Surrey Hospital standard. They make the stress little and the comfort huge!”

“Lovely professionals. At first they made sure i understood the procedure then made sure i was comfortable and relaxed.”

“The doctor, nurses and health care assistants were very kind and caring as well as thoughtful, it made the procedure an experience that could have been difficult if this had not been the case, with their support it was a breeze. The clinic was running late but they did speak with me about this and apologised which I appreciated.”

“I had a great experience. The 3 ladies who helped treat me were very professional and caring especially as it was quite and private area. I got a little emotional at one point and they were all very understanding and comforting towards me. Thank you.”

“I had my clinic appointment given in the maternity part of the gynaecology department – I appreciate these two areas may be hard to separate, however when you’re unable to have children and you’re sat amongst heavily pregnant women it is very emotionally upsetting. On a positive note I feel my concerns were taken seriously and dealt with sensitively and appropriately.”

The Team:

Fiona Graham                    Colposcopy Lead Nurse & Trainee Nurse Colposcopist

Josie Older                          Senior HCA

Christine Cook                   Colposcopy Co-ordinator

Vicky Tigges                        Colposcopy Secretary

Appointment changes & administration queries

01483 406683

Nurse advice line

01483 406841

Email: rsch.colposcopy@nhs.net

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