Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

West Yorkshire.

Hospitals in the West Yorkshire Programme are:

Airedale General Hospital

Our department consists of 6 consultants, 2 associate specialists, 3 Trust-grade (middle-grade) doctors, 4 higher and 2 core specialty trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Foundation trainees and General Practice specialty trainees (GPST).

Airedale Hospital’s delivery suite conducts approximately 2300 deliveries per annum. The delivery suite consists of 4 consultant-led / high-risk obstetric beds and 4 midwifery-led / low-risk beds.  All our consultants are actively involved in training at all levels. Our junior doctors are well nurtured and supported during their placement with us, including during out-of-hours on-calls. Trainees who rotate to Airedale Hospital particularly enjoy training in Gynaecological surgery. There is a weekly obstetric case-note/CTG review every Wednesday afternoon. We have monthly audit and clinical governance meetings where everyone is encouraged to attend. There are excellent opportunities for ultrasound scan training in Airedale through the radiology department. We also run the MOET course and our consultants are on the teaching faculty.

Our unit offers Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSM) in Advanced Labour Ward Practice, Gynaecology Oncology (including laparoscopic surgery) and Benign Gynaecology Surgery: Hysteroscopy.

Miss Sumita Bhuiya

Gynae-oncology Lead, Specialist interest in Infertility

Dr Kathleen Graham

Obstetrics Lead, College Tutor, ATSM Advanced Labour Ward Practice

Mr Mohammed Houda

Colposcopy Lead

Mr Julian Kang

Gynaecology Lead, Specialist interest in Urogynaecology

Mr Stephen Porter

Clinical Director, ATSM Gynaecology Oncology

Miss Juhi Siddiqui

Hysteroscopy Lead, Specialist interest in Menstrual Disorders, ATSM Benign Gynaecological Surgery: Hysteroscopy

We also take fourth year medical students on clinical placement from the Leeds University Medical School. Trainees are encouraged to be involved in undergraduate teaching.

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Teaching Hospitals has an excellent reputation for education and research. Bradford Royal Infirmary is a fantastic place to work. There are approximately 6000 deliveries a year in the newly refurbished labour ward and separate midwifery-led birth centre. Trainees are exposed to a complex caseload set against a background of cultural diversity. The 60-hour Obstetric Consultant presence on delivery suite will shortly increase to 98hrs, together with a 24-hour anaesthetic service. There are two obstetric wards, each 27 bedded, an antenatal day unit and a maternity assessment centre.

The Obstetrics & Gynaecology department currently has 14 Consultants, increasing to 18 from August 2015. Consultant interests encompass subfertility, urogynaecology, vulval disease, maternal medicine (specialist endocrine, haematology and epilepsy clinics), multiple pregnancy and feto-maternal medicine. There are ambulatory gynaecology, acute gynaecology and early pregnancy assessment units. The Early Pregnancy Unit is open seven days a week. This provides trainees with opportunities to attend a wide range of special interest clinics and to undertake virtually all of the ATSMs in the RCOG curriculum. The consultants are known for their collective supportive attitude to training and our department consistently scores highly in this area in the annual GMC national trainees survey.

Within the post-graduate department of the hospital, there is a state of the art Simulation Centre with high-fidelity laparoscopy and hysteroscopy simulators. We run 6 workshops a year for departmental trainees and out-of-hours access is available for self-directed practice. There are regular multidisciplinary obstetric skills training days in the simulation lab and all trainees are allocated their share of compulsory training sessions. The department also runs both the MOET and the RCOG Basic Practical Skills course.

The department has a monthly audit and clinical governance meeting where trainees are expected to present projects and cases for discussion. Time is also set aside on a weekly basis for CTG and case notes review, with post-graduate teaching on Fridays.

Prof D J Tuffnell        Consultant/Deputy Medical Director General Obstetrics, Maternal Medicine, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Haematological Problems in Pregnancy, Hypertension in Pregnancy
Dr S M Calvert Consultant General Obstetrics, Gynaecology
Dr J B Wright Consultant/Clinical Lead General Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine, Multiple Pregnancy, Obstetric Ultrasound, Antenatal Screening
Mr N A Myerson     Consultant General Obstetrics, Medical Education
Dr V A Beckett     Consultant General Obstetrics, High Risk Obstetrics
Dr P Munjuluri Consultant General Obstetrics, Drug Dependency in Pregnancy, Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics Ultrasound, High Risk Obstetrics
Dr S Kukreja Consultant General Obstetrics, Gynaecology; College Tutor
Dr A Mighell Consultant General Obstetrics, Gynaecology
Dr C Ramage           Consultant General Obstetrics, Gynaecology
Miss S Jones Consultant General Obstetrics, Gynaecology
Dr H Dadi Consultant General Obstetrics, Gynaecology
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust (Calderdale Royal Infirmary & Huddersfield Royal Infirmary) NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With over 5,500 employees and a turnover of £281 million the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery.  This achievement has been recognised by the award of  ‘Acute Healthcare Organisation of the year’ by the Health Services Journal in 2010. 

The Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax, where all in patient maternity services are based, was one of the country’s first PFI hospital opening its doors in April 2001.  The Calderdale Royal Hospital has around 450 beds with 25% of its inpatient facilities being single room accommodation.  It is the main site for elective surgery and Children and Women’s Services.

All in-patient Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are provided at Calderdale Royal Hospital with out-patient and day surgical services also at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.  Our busy labour ward has approximately 4500 deliveries each year with another 1000 on our two Birthing Centres in Huddersfield and Calderdale.  We are supported in this by our level 3 neonatal services.  There is resident Consultant presence on the labour ward for 76 hours each week providing excellent supervision and training for Juniors.

Specialist Obstetric services include high risk antenatal clinics for Diabetes, Epilepsy, Endocrine disorders and Substance misuse.  Specialist gynaecology services include Reproductive Medicine, Gynae-Oncology, Colposcopy, Urogynaecology and Minimal Access Surgery including out-patient hysteroscopy. 

We have a reputation for training within the region, with twelve Consultants we can provide the majority of ATSMs.


Name Department
Mr Roy Abraham  Maternal Medicine & Fetal Ultrasound
Miss Khali Bhabra Intrapartum Care, Colposcopy & Minimal Access Surgery
Dr Julia Bodle College Tutor, Medical Education & Minimal Access Surgery
Dr Yi Ling Chan Urogynaecology & Minimal Access Surgery
Mr Cheng Choy Oncology Lead, Colposcopy & Minimal Access Surgery
Mr Martin DeBono Divisional Director CWS, Reproductive Medicine
Dr Julie Goddard Risk Management Lead, Intrapartum Care & Obstetric Training
Dr Shona Hamilton Obstetric Lead, High Risk Obstetrics & Obstetric training
Dr Jaishree Hingorani High risk Obstetrics
Mr Dewi Jones Clinical Director Womens, College Tutor, Colposcopy& Urogynaecology
Mr Ben Onyeka Foundation Tutor, Urogynaecology,
Dr Susmita Ray Contraception & Sexual Health
Dr Sreelatha Tumula Audit Lead, Office Gynaecology & Minimal Access Surgery


No. Juniors
2 Associate Specialists
1 Specialty Grade Doctor
12 ST3 – ST7 Doctors
3 ST1-2 – Doctors
4 GPVTS Doctors
1 FY2 Doctor
Dewsbury District General

The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology consists of 8 consultants, one associate specialist, 4 middle grade specialist trainees, one clinical fellow in endometriosis and 3 speciality doctors. On the first on call rota there is one specialist trainee year 2, four General Practice trainees and three foundation year 2 trainees. There are numerous learning opportunities provided for all trainees. 
The labour ward, antenatal/postnatal ward, level 1 neonatal unit, early pregnancy assessment unit, antenatal day unit and inpatient gynaecology are all in the purpose built Bronte tower.  There are 3000 deliveries per year. 
All Consultants assist with teaching and educational supervision of trainees. The department runs protected in house teaching each Wednesday afternoon.  Trainees have been supervised for advanced training skills modules (ATSMs) in labour ward, benign gynaecological surgery (vaginal) and urogynaecology. 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest trusts in the UK and includes one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. It provides quality secondary care and specialist tertiary care for the population of Leeds. The trust is recognised as a regional center for specialist services such as cancer and paediatric cardiology and a National Center of Excellence for paediatric transplant Surgery.

The obstetric units at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s UniversityHospital have over 10,000 deliveries a year. This constitutes 70% normal deliveries, 20% LSCS and 10% instrumental deliveries. We are one of the few centres who use Kiellands forceps on a regular basis.

With 12 hour onsite Consultant cover and an additional 3rd on call Specialist Registrar, labour ward training opportunities are vast and encouraged by all members of the team. There is also the added attraction of the tertiary referral unit for fetomaternal medicine specialising in cardiac and hepatorenal abnormalities.

The gynaecology department is a busy one, based solely at St James Hospital. The gynaecology service is a tertiary referral service and includes:

  • General gynaecology outpatient clinics (Held Monday to Friday am and pm)
  • Uro-gynaecology (Tuesday all day and Wednesday am)
  • Combined colorectal, urology and urogynaecology pelvic floor clinic (Monthly clinic - Tuesday am)
  • Urodynamics (Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon are consultant led clinics. Technician led clinics are run everyday am and pm)
  • Gynae-Oncology (Bexley wing)
  • Menopause Clinic
  • Recurrent Miscarriage clinic
  • Termination of pregnancy services
  • Infertility Services (Seacroft Hospital)
  • Perineal clinic (Every Thursday)
  • Gynaecology surgery (Elective lists run every day)
  • Outpatient hysteroscopy/cystoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Preoperative assessment clinics.
  • Emergency/Acute gynaecology (Gynae Acute Assessment and Treatment Unit)
  • Early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU)
  • Nurse specialist clinics ( Urogynaecology, Pessary insertion/removal and Follow up of post operative patients)
  • Specialist physiotherapy services for Urogynaecology

Our services are provided at

  • St James University Hospital, Leeds 
  • Wharfedale Hospital, Otley
  • Infertility Services are provided at Seacroft Hospital.

Gynae Acute Assessment Unit is located on Level 2, Chancellor wing at St James University Hospital.(Ward J24)

General Gynaecology, Urogynaecology, Menopause Clinic and Termination of pregnancy services are held at the Outpatient clinics on Level 1, Chancellor Wing, St James University Hospital.

Gynae-Oncology services are provided at Bexley Wing, Level 5, St James University Hospital ( Clinic, Surgery and Ward based care)

Gynae-Theatres : Chancellor wing and Bexley Theatres

Our team of doctors includes Consultants, Senior Registrars, Registrars and Senior House Officers.  

Pinderfields General Hospital and Pontefract General Infirmary

All trainees are welcomed to our friendly department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology consisting of 18 Consultants, one Associate Specialist, 13 Specialist Trainees ST3 - ST7, one RCOG sponsored MTI trainee and three Trust Doctors on the middle grade rota. On the first on call rota there are three Specialist Trainees ST1 - ST2, eight General Practice trainees and five Foundation Year 2 trainees. There are numerous learning opportunities provided for all trainees.

The new Pinderfields and Pontefract hospitals fully opened in January 2011 providing state of the art facilities. The Labour Ward, Antenatal/Postnatal Ward, Neonatal Unit, Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit and inpatient gynaecology are all at Pinderfields. Antenatal, gynaecology outpatients, day case surgery and antenatal day unit care is provided both at Pinderfields and Pontefract. There are 4000 deliveries per year at Pinderfields Hospital.

All Consultants assist with teaching and educational supervision of trainees. The department runs protected in house teaching each Wednesday afternoon. Feedback from trainees is consistently good. Trainees have been supervised for advanced training skills modules (ATSMs) in labour ward, labour ward lead, antenatal practice, colposcopy, benign gynaecology surgery (laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, vaginal, abdominal) and urogynaecology. Practical training for basic ultrasound modules is available. Excellent in house facilities are available for laparoscopic training including weekly dedicated training session of Lap Mentor (simulator) at Pinderfields Hospital.