The Doctors

Dr Helen Barnes 

MRCGP, DRCOG, MFSRH

Helen is the GP Clinical Lead for the service. She trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at The Hammersmith Hospital and University College Hospital prior to undertaking her GP training. As a qualified GP, prior to starting the Community Gynaecology Service, she worked at The Whittington Hospital for a further 4 years as a Clinical Assistant in Gynaecology.  She is qualified to perform gynaecological ultrasound scans and procedures such as coil insertions and biopsies. Helen has a special interest in managing gynaecological conditions including abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, PCOS, complex contraception needs and menopause.

 

Dr Charlotte Knight

MRCGP, DRCOG

Charlotte is a very experienced GP, she is the Senior Partner at Shere Surgery. She has an interest in Women’s Health and gynaecological ultrasound. She is qualified to perform gynaecological ultrasound scans, having been scanning for 20 years, and procedures such as coil insertions and biopsies. Charlotte is also a qualified trainer for GPs. Charlotte has a special interest in managing gynaecological conditions abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, PCOS, and menopause.

 

Dr Lucy Cox

MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, PGDip in Gynaecology

Lucy is a GP in Sussex and is the director for the GP Update Women’s Health Course. She has her Postgraduate Diploma in Gynaecology. She is a very experienced coil fitter and is a trainer for coil fittings. She has an interest in sexual health and medical gynaecological conditions such as PCOS, complex contraception and vulval pain. She also has a diploma in psychosexual medicine.

 

The Consultants

The GPSI team work closely with all the gynaecology consultants at The Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH). The community service is a fully integrated service working in partnership with, and sub-contracted by, the RSCH.  Many of the referral pathways enable patients to be seen initially in the community clinic and then go on to have their surgical procedure, if one is required, at The RSCH directly without the need for duplication of appointments or investigations.For full details of the consultants at The Royal Surrey County Hospital please see their website.

The consultants with whom we work most closely are:

  • Miss Lesley Roberts, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Lead for the ambulatory service project (out-patient hysteroscopic treatment) at RSCH.

  • Mr Osama Abughazza, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Lead for acute gynaecology & risk management at RSCH 

Mrs Justine Edwards

Justine is the HCA for the gynaecology service and a great asset to the service. She works alongside the doctors and is present as a chaperone & patient advocate as well as an assistant to the doctor. She has many years of experience working as an HCA and administrator / receptionist in primary care.

 

Admin

Mrs Tamsin Barnard

Practice Manager

Tamsin is the Practice Manager for the Community Gynaecology Service and Shere Surgery. Working as practice manager within primary care as well as being responsible for the overall running of the service.

 

Mrs Justine Edwards

Clinic co-ordinator

Justine is based at Shere Surgery and is responsible for the administration of appointments & bookings within the service. She is very organised and efficient as well as being approachable for patients.

Mrs Cally Evans

Secretary

Cally is the secretary for the Community Gynaecology Service and Shere Surgery. She has worked as medical secretary at Shere and more recently joined the Community Gynaecology team.