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.
College Tutor: Mrs Jo Ficquet
Current Trainees Representative: SWOT website link
Department and Training Opportunities
We pride ourselves in being a friendly and cohesive department. The maternity unit is a busy obstetric unit with 4500-4800 births per year, 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/early pregnancy.
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. The department offers a full range of ATSMs apart from fetal medicine and there are a large number of dedicated specialist clinics in both obstetrics and gynaecology open to all trainees to attend, including, Medical/endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy, preterm labour clinic, high-risk pregnancy, perinatal mental health and substance misuse, Colposcopy, Vulval Disorders, Urogynaecology, Endometriosis, gynae-oncology, fertility, ambulatory gynaecology, early pregnancy/pregnancy loss and menopause.
Trainees are expected to be involved in quality improvement, research and clinical governance and clinical risk.
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.