Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

South Yorkshire.

Hospitals in the South Yorkshire Programme are:

Barnsley District General Hospital

Barnsley Hospital has a delivery rate of approximately 2,800 babies each year. 
The labour ward was renovated in May 2014. Barnsley Birthing Centre, a seven bedded state-of-the-art facility takes the place, of the old labour ward. 

Barnsley Hospital’s gynaecology department offers a range of gynaecological operations and services. There are 24 inpatient beds, on Ward 14, and the ward cares for all major gynaecological and breast cases, during the working week.  It also provides a medical gynaecology admission service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are 6 Consultants and 16 junior doctors working within the gynaecology department.  There are also 2 GPs who work in the hospital in specialist areas.



Mr Sharma

Colposcopy Specialist

Miss Khanem

Fetomaternal medicine

Miss Dass

Urinary incontinence specialist

Mr Farag

Cancer specialist; College Tutor

Mr Whittaker

Fetomaternal medicine

Mr Raychaudhuri     

Pelvic floor dysfunction and general gynaecology

Doncaster Hospital

The Directorate of Obstetrics and Gynaecology consists of two departments, one in Doncaster and the other in Bassetlaw.

The Department in Doncaster is located in the Women's Hospital. Women's Hospital was completed in 1969 and has all modern facilities. We have an annual delivery rate of 3,800 and a 24 hour epidural service. We have 60 hour consultant Labour Ward cover.

The Ante Natal Clinic has been refurbished now boasting six examinations rooms, two consulting rooms, history taking rooms, quiet rooms, children's play facilities and tea/coffee facilities. This refurbishment incorporates an integrated Ultrasound Department with four ultrasound machines linked to the medical imaging computer. A third element of this refurbishment incorporates an extended Ante Natal Assessment Unit, which is fully equipped with cardiotocograph and ultrasound support services.

The Central Delivery Suite has recently been re-developed with nine delivery rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, one of which has a birthing pool available. There is a fully equipped two bedded High Dependency Unit and a three bedded observation unit. There are two dedicated obstetric operating theatres adjacent to the Central Delivery Suite.

There is a Gynaecological Clinic with excellent consulting facilities. The clinic has a large comfortable waiting area and three consulting rooms, each with linked examination rooms. There is a Colposcopy/Hyseteroscopy Suite of three rooms with three colposcopes. There are facilities for outpatient hysteroscopy. The colposcopy service is fully equipped with loop diathermy, cold coagulation and cryotherapy equipment.
There is a urinary incontinence service developed and a urodynamic study service is available within the hospital. The Gynaecology Ward in the Women's Hospital has 34 beds. An Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit equipped with an ultraound machine with abdominal and vaginal transducers is also situated on the same floor.

There are two gynaecological operating theatres within the Women's Hospital.

Consultant Staff

Name Position
Mr E Emovon, MRCOG Clinical Director, Laparoscopic Surgery and Infertility
Mr P Iqbal, MRCOG Oncology and Urogynaecology
Mr H H Gergis, MRCOG Guidelines Lead, Colposcopy
Mrs L Sidra, MRCOG High Risk Obstetric and Obstetrics Ultrasound
Miss U B Nair, MRCOG Urogynaecology
Mr L Bappa, MRCOG College Tutor, Laparoscopic Surgery and Acute Gynaecology and EPAU Lead
Mr T Yin, MRCOG Labour Ward Lead
Ms M Singh, MRCOG Locum Consultant

Postgraduate Education

The department takes teaching, both postgraduate and undergraduate, very seriously. Each trainee is assigned to a named educational supervisor. The department collaborates closely with the Yorkshire and the Humber Local Education Training Board to deliver th ecollege curriculum. Trainees are supervised for various ATSMs.

The hospital has an active postgraduate education centre. On a formal and informal basis, all trainees are given lectures, tutorials and teaching ward rounds to prepare them for relevant examinations. Dedicated Friday afternoon sessions are allocated for perinatal mortality/morbidity, audit and journal club.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

The Jessop Wing and Royal Hallamshire Hospital are two of the five hospitals forming the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT). The other three are the Northern General Hospital, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and Weston Park Cancer Hospital. We are one of the UK’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts and one of the busiest and friendliest. Our hospital Trust was awarded the title of ‘Hospital Trust of the Year’ in the Good Hospital Guide twice in the last four years

All aspects of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Services in Sheffield are provided at the Jessop Wing and Royal Hallamshire hospitals which are linked by a secure foot bridge on the central campus of STHFT, adjacent to Sheffield University Medical School and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Although we provide secondary care in obstetrics and gynaecology for Sheffield, delivering 7,000 babies annually, we are also the tertiary referral and sub-specialist centre for South Yorkshire and its environs. Furthermore, we are the major specialist training centre in South Yorkshire and have RCOG recognised subspecialty training posts in each of the 4 clinical areas of Reproductive Medicine, Gynae-Oncology, Feto-Maternal Medicine and Urogynaecology. Most of the RCOG Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs) are available within our department, delivered by 27 consultants in four teams.

All Consultants undertake teaching and clinical supervision of trainees. There is resident consultant cover for obstetrics for 12.5 hrs per day, 7 days per week which maximises training opportunities. Each trainee also has a named educational supervisor.  We run several protected in-house weekly teaching sessions. Pass rates at the MRCOG examinations are high and feedback from trainees has been consistently very good. 

Junior staffing currently comprises
  • 4 subspecialty trainees
  • 5 advanced Specialist Trainees (ST6&7)
  • 8 intermediate trainees (ST3)
  • 5 basic trainees (ST2)
  • 3 Foundation trainees
  • 7 GPVTS trainees
Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop


Name Position / Department
Mr M Z Michel  O & G, Pelvic Dysfunction,  MAS, Colposcopy
Mr M Alloub  (Sabbatical leave till Sept 2014) O & G, Rapid Access Clinic,
Mr F A  Solomonsz O & G ,College Tutor BDGH, Infertility, Colposcopy, Prenatal Diagnosis, Lead for TOP Service 
Miss M Mammo O & G, HRT, Prenatal Diagnosis, Deputy Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, Medical Student Tutor
Mr M Hanna   O&G, Consultant, Maternal Medicine,  Colposcopy, Clinical Governance lead                                                  
Mr M Bekhit   Locum cover for Mr Michel, Colposcopy Lead
Locum for Mr Alloub


Middle Grade Rota

Middle Grade rota ( 2nd on-call )  6 ST 4-7, 1 Speciality Trust Doctor –   Dr J Dancso Career  

SHO rota 2 Career SHO’s (ST1)  & 3 GP VTS Doctors

The GP VTS SHO’s cross cover the Paediatric unit at night on a 1:7 rota in conjunction with the Paediatric GP VTS SHO’s. The Career SHO’s in the departments only cover their speciality.