Regional Finalist for the National Institute for Innovation and Improvement Health & Social Care Awards 2009
National Finalist for the Primary Care Women's Health Forum Best Practice Awards October 2010
We are a National Reference Centre for Primary Care Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Ablations
"Our patients from Harpenden receive an excellent service from the Community Gynaecology Service, with short wait-times, a one-stop service and a highly professional clinical and administrative team. Patients benefit from an excellent clinical pathway managing as much as possible within the community service. If patients do need to be referred on there are robust pathways to local hospitals and patients can be followed up back in the community service."
Dr Dylan Phillips
MBBS BSc DRCOG DFFP
Past PBC Chair and GP Senior Partner
The Elms Medical Practice,
I am delighted to be able to support the Verulam Gynaecology CATS in delivering innovative, holistic one-stop gynaecology care to the patients of St. Albans & Harpenden.
Many aspects of traditional hospital care can be delivered better and more effectively within primary care, with GPs working closely with Consultant colleagues. In today's NHS, it is gratifying to see the primary and secondary care sector working together for the benefit of patients. This service demonstrates that, and I wish the service continuing success.
Dr Sarah Jarvis
MA BM BCh DRCOG MRCGP
General Practitioner & Spokesperson on Women’s Health
Royal College of General Practitioners
We are delighted that another PCT is taking gynaecological care into the community. Verulam Gynaecology CATS is able to offer patients a one-stop gynaecology clinic in primary care.
It is great that the CATS is planning primary care outpatient hysteroscopies and colposcopy, as these will be of enormous benefit to patients. We have been running a similar service for 3 years now, and can vouch for the benefit to patients. We wish the CATS every success!
Dr Anne Connolly
Bradford, GPSI Gynaecology, GP Hysteroscopist & Sexual Health Lead
Dr Sian Jones
Bradford Royal Infirmary & Immediate Past President of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
Dr. Siân Jones (L) and Dr. Anne Connolly (R) in a primary care theatre undertaking a NovaSure endometrial ablation under local anaesthetic.