Coombe Park
Hospital Telephone Number: 01225 428 331


The Royal United Hospital is located on the west side of the City within easy reach of the city centre. It is well served by public transport with a regular bus service to both Bath railway station and Bristol.

Map of the Hospital location within Bath

Cycle route using cycle paths

Site Map

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College Tutor: Mrs Jo Ficquet


Number of Posts

Eight middle grades posts of which 7 are Deanery Training Posts and 1 is an MTI. There is one post for an ST1-2 who spends 6 months rotating through the department. There is a Clinical teaching fellow who co-ordinates Medical Student education.

Clinical Interests

• Mr Rick Porter - Urogynaecology
• Mr Ed Coats - Reproductive Medicine
• Mr David Walker - Reproductive Medicine, Clinical Director
• Mr Nick Johnson - Gynaecological Oncology
• Mr Shashi Sholapurkar Associate Specialist - Lead for gynaecology risk and pre-invasive disease.
• Mrs Clare Park - Colposcopy and lead for laparoscopic surgery
• Mrs Aysha Qureshi - Pelvic Floor Surgery and Incontinence
• Mrs Jo Ficquet - Early pregnancy, high risk antenatal care and screening, Ultrasound training
• Dr Jane Farey – Labour ward lead, lead for Obstetric risk
• Dr Kate O’Brien - Reproductive Medicine, lead for urgent gynaecology d


Department and Training Opportunities

We pride ourselves in being a friendly and cohesive department. The maternity unit is an extremely busy obstetric unit providing a wealth of training for all tiers of middle grade specialist trainees.

We are pleased to be able to offer a large amount of surgical training experience in Gynaecology; benign gynaecology, complex laparoscopic, urogynaecology, gynae-oncology and ambulatory gynaecology.

We offer tertiary referral training opportunities in Reproductive Medicine (Bath Fertility Centre), Gynaecological Oncology and Pelvic Floor Surgery.

All trainees are encouraged and supported in achieving their ATSM's and are expected to be involved in quality improvement, clinical governance and clinical risk. Weekly multidisciplinary maternal medicine clinics take place where trainees can gain first-hand experience of a wide range of medical disorders associated with pregnancy.

There is close liaison with Clinical Genetics and the tertiary Fetal Medicine Unit in Bristol. We provide ultrasound training in all the Basic and Intermediate Obstetrics and Gynaecology RCOG module.

We encourage all our trainees to be competent in Obstetric growth scans and intermediate gynaecology and early pregnancy scanning. Research opportunities are available and Bath hosts the Cochrane Collaborative Centre of Gynaecological Cancers.