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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics and Gynaecology


The department of obstetrics and gynaecology (Women’s Services) aims to provide the full spectrum of high quality service for women in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties.

  • We are a highly regarded treatment centre for patients with gynaecological cancers in the region.
  • We are developing an endometriosis service along similar lines and already receive referrals from adjacent regions.
  • In our maternity unit, birth is considered an important family event and a positive experience. We try to create an environment which is ideal for families and promote normal birth.
  • We have one of the highest home delivery rates in the UK and offer in addition to this, midwife led and/or consultant led hospital births.

As we are constantly reviewing and improving our services, your experiences are important to us and we need your help to achieve this. Please ask for the Patient Experience Tracker (PET) to record your opinions, if you are a current patient.


  • Gynaecological cancer services
  • Endometriosis centre
  • Maternity Services
  • General gynaecology
  • Fertility services
  • Incontinence & prolapse clinic (urogynaecology)
  • Abnormal smear clinic (colposcopy)
  • Emergency gynaecology

About the team

Patricia Ryan Deputy Director of Midwifery

Debbie Shanahan Associate Director of Nursing, Womens, Children and Oncology Haematology and Cancer Services

Lorraine Ryan Maternity Matron - Inpatients

Jen Mearns  Interim Maternity Matron, Community & Outpatients

Emma Perkin  Maternity Matron,  Safety & Quality Improvement

Paula Morgan-Clow Professional Midwifery Advocate Lead

Lesley Smith  Matron for Womens and Discharge Suite



Mr Clive Aldrich - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Mrs Jyothi Kambhampati - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Mr Owen Cooper - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Mr Alistair Duncan - Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon

Mr Farhad Alexander-Sefre - Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Miss Beena Abdul - Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Mrs Ami Shukla - Consultant Gynaecologist, Lead Urogynaecologist

Mr Clemens Von Widekind - Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Chellappah Gnanachandran- Consultant Gynaecologist, Lead for Fertility

Mrs Amrita Datta - Consultant Obstetrician

Mrs Sue Lloyd - Consultant Obstetrician

Miss Sara Dexter - Consultant Obstetrician

Mrs Sambita Basak - Consultant Obstetrician

Mrs Gillian Smith - Nurse Consultant


Other information

You can find out more about the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Directorate by clicking on the appropriate links below:

The gynaecology ward is:

  •  Spencer Ward

The Obstetrics wards are:

  • Balmoral
  • Robert Watson
  • Sturtridge (Labour ward)
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