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Gynaecology Research

The Gynaecology Department offer women a wide range of Gynaecological Services within a designated Woman’s Health setting. The medical nursing and management team are committed to the delivery of robust evidence best treatment and care for women and their families. Research is fundamental to develop new treatments and progress our existing knowledge and practice for the benefit of our patients health and their well-being. Our vision is to offer all women access to clinical research as part of their treatment choice and to support them through all aspects of their experience as a research participant. Our department consists of a Gynaecology Research Nurse supported by a number of consultants and clinicians.


If you would like to contact the Gynaecology Research Nurse please use the following details:

deirdre.rodgers@porthosp.nhs.uk or 02392 286000 extension 4378 / bleep 1732

Current Research Studies

VUE (click to view website) - Vault Uterine Evaluation of patients undergoing surgery to repair uterine or vault prolapse. A parallel randomised controlled trial of surgical options for uterine or vault pelvic organ prolapse.

SETSuperficial Endometriosis Treatment. A randomised single-blind trial to investigate the effectiveness of Bipolar versus Monopolar diathermy treatment on pain symptoms for women with newly diagnosed endometriosis.


Around 1 in 10 women will need prolapse surgery at some point in their lives and 48 women have volunteered to join our study to find which type of surgery for prolapse gives better outcomes for women.

Endometriosis is diagnosed in 1 in 10 women of reproductive age.To date there is no known cure, although 20 women have volunteered to help us find a better way to manage their pain.

Future studies:

We will continue to expand our Gynaecology Research portfolio and hope to be able to offer trials in studies relating to Fibroids, Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Endometriosis in the near future.




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Last updated - 29 October 2018
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