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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Miss Zoe Woodward
Miss Zoe Woodward


Welcome to Obs and Gynae training at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. We hope you enjoy your time with us.


We have 10 Obstetric and Gynaecology consultants, all with special interests. We also have 3 Gynaecology oncology consultants and 1 Gynaecology oncology associate specialist.

Background Information

QEQM is a busy district general hospital close to the Kent coast and surrounded by countryside. 

We are the gynaecology oncology centre for East Kent. We have 3000 deliveries per year. The labour ward has 8 delivery rooms and an obstetric theatre. There is a joint antenatal and postnatal ward and a co-located maternity led unit. There are regular gynaecology clinics and operating lists.

Post Details

We have 3 posts for ST1- ST2 and 4 for ST3 -7.

We also have 4 trust doctor posts

The posts will be based at QEQM, but will also involve some clinics and day surgery in Canterbury. (A shuttle bus is in operation for those without transport.) The rota is a 1 in 9 for the ST1-2 with a 1B banding. For the ST3-7 and trust doctors,  it is a 1 in 8 and band 1A.

We offer basic and intermediate scanning for obstetrics and gynaecology and a number of ATSM’s including:

  • Acute gynaecology and early pregnancy
  • Advanced antenatal practice
  • Advanced labour ward practice
  • Benign abdominal surgery: open and laparoscopic
  • Benign gynaecology surgery: hysteroscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Labour ward lead
  • Oncology
  • Urogynaecology and pelvic surgery


As well as being the regional cancer centre, the gynaecology oncology ATSM is a fantastic and well respected stepping stone for sub specialty training and for those who want to learn retroperitoneal dissection for a future career in gynaecology oncology.  

Other specialist clinics include:

  • Fetal medicine
  • Joint diabetic clinic
  • Urodynamics
  • Minor procedure clinics.
  • Rapid access
  • Colposcopy
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Fertility


Training Programme

Teaching and Training

We have an active educational programme. 

Friday afternoons are set aside as protected teaching time.

The third Friday of each month is a multi disciplinary perinatal morbidity meeting.

All trainees are given time to attend their F2, GP and regional training days.

Teaching also takes place on Tuesdays from 1-2pm in the Nicholas Antenatal Suite: download the schedule of topics for December 2019 to March 2020.

Audit and Research

There is a half day audit/clinical governance meeting every month. Participation in audit is actively encouraged and supported. We would expect all trainees to be involved with at least 1 audit per year.

Post Graduate Medical Centre and Library

QEQM has an active post grad centre and library. There is also a programme of formal post grad teaching across the different specialties including grand rounds. We have a well-stocked library and very enthusiastic librarians who are always willing to help.

College Tutor 

Miss Zoe Woodward

Educational Supervisors

Trainees will be allocated an educational supervisor at the start of the year. We will endeavor to match trainees needs with the most appropriate supervisor and aim to contact trainees before they start to ascertain their needs for the year.


If you have any enquiries regarding these posts, please contact Miss Zoe Woodward at

Jyothi H Subramanya
Miss Jyothi Subramanya


Welcome to O&G training William Harvey Hospital (WHH) in Ashford.

The delivery rate at WHH is about 4200 per annum. There is a co-located Midwife Led unit called the Singleton Unit. It offers birthing pools and other facilities to support natural births. There is a Level 3 NICU based at WHH. 

We cover the special interests areas in O&G such as subfertility, fetal medicine & high risk obstetrics, colposcopy & rapid access, urogynaecology, risk management & audit. The regional Gynaecological Oncology centre for the whole of East Kent is based at Margate but there is a weekly oncology clinic at WHH.

Our unit offers excellent training opportunities in both obstetrics and gynaecology. We have an active education program which consists of locally delivered programs as well as joint meetings Trustwide for our Audit Education days. We have a SimMom and have introduced a program of simulation training in obstetrics emergencies. We have a Gynaecology assessment unit which will improve our ability to deliver ultrasound training as per the curriculum.

Regional training days are incorporated into the rota so that trainees are able to attend their training days without any problems. All our Educational Supervisors have QESP qualification. We have strong links with the KSS School of O&G and the College Tutors participate actively in recruitment and ARCP reviews. We have a well established Local Faculty Group with active participation by the trainees who give feedback on the training program. 

Many of our trainees enjoy their training time with us and several have return to work in our units at different stages of their training years including as consultant. We hope that you too will enjoy your time with us and want to come back again.

Firm Structure

There are 9 consultants, 1 Associate Specialist and 3 Trust doctors in the department. There are 9 doctors in the first on call tier and 8 on the second on call tier. The consultants work in 5 Teams. Each consultant has a special interest area in addition to general obstetrics and gynaecology.

Team 1
Mr A Shah – Acute Gynaecology and early pregnancy problems
Miss J Subramanya – Subfertility

Team 2
Miss Choy Lee – High risk obstetrics and Maternal medicine
Miss S Chissell  High risk obstetrics and Fetal medicine

Team 3
Mr A Agboola  (Specialty Site Lead) Rapid Access and Colposcopy 
Mr W Helmy – Associate Specialist - Rapid Access and Colposcopy

Team 4
Miss K Neales – Urogynaecology and Fetal medicine
Mr B Wise – Urogynaecology

Team 5
Mr G Etokowo – Minimal access surgery and Audit
Mr J Seaton  Vaginal surgery and Risk management

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Induction Film (WHH)

Who’s who

Key Contacts:

  1. Specialty Site Lead: Mr Nyi Agboola | 
  2. College Tutor: Miss Jyothi Subramanya |
  3. O&G Local Faculty Group Administrator: Catherine Kidd |
  4. Departmental Rota Administrator: Judy Thorowgood |


Teaching Timetable / Rotations

Local Teaching:

Tuesday pm – Tutorials by Mr Etokowo for F2 and GPST + medical students

Friday pm 2-4pm – ST1-6 

USS training – 1 week with the USS department using your study leave (ST1-2) plus in house training with Dr Chissell and GAU nurse specialists (ST1-6)

Perinatal morbidity meetings – 2nd Friday pm of each month


Trustwide Educational / Audit Meetings:

Audit half days monthly  variable dates

Core Mandatory Training in Obstetrics:

3 days annually for all staff caring for pregnant women – variable dates

Day 1: AM: Recognition of sick woman, adult life support, newborn life support, anaesthetic emergencies), PM x4 simulation scenarios with an update on human factors.

Day 2: Fetal monitoring study day

Day 3: Maternity update day including child protection

Regional Training Days

Download the Regional Training Days for 2019.

Curriculum 2019 online resource

The O&G e-learning module for trainers and trainees to familiarise themselves with the new curriculum is now available at the following link: