ABOUT US: Community Gynaecology Service


The Guildford & Waverley Community Gynaecology Service is a primary care lead service delivering gynaecology services to the local population within the Guildford & Waverley CCG area. This service has been commissioned by the CCG and is integrated with the Royal Surrey County Hospital . The service is led clinically Dr Helen Barnes (GPSI) and sees consultants from The Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) working alongside GPs with a special interest (GPSI) to treat women with gynaecological problems.

Conditions seen in the clinic include abnormal / heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, PCOS, vulval pain, post coital bleeding, and hormonal problems such as menopause & premenstrual syndrome. We also see patients for procedures such as difficult coil fittings / coil removals and cervical polyp removals.

Patients visiting the community clinics will see a GP with a special interest in gynaecology (GPSI). The community clinics aim to be a one stop service for diagnosing your condition and providing a management plan. Where possible we undertake investigations including ultrasound and biopsies at the initial appointment, several of our doctors are trained in gynaecological ultrasound.

The Team:

The GWCGS is a community based service which has been running since 2014. Following a successful pilot project the service is now fully integrated with the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

The aim of the service is to improve access for women with gynaecological needs, and provide women with the care they need without having to attend the hospital. The service is accessible to all patients registered with a GP in Guildford & Waverley. Our clinics are based at Shere Surgery and St Luke’s Surgery and provided by our team of expert GPs with a Special Interest in Women’s Health.