Anne is a highly experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, having spent 17 years as a senior consultant at a major acute NHS Trust, following an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and postgraduate medical training in the South East. She practices at KIMS Hospital in Kent (NHS and private) and Nuada Gynaecology in Harley Street, and is also regularly involved in teaching, training and lecturing at regional and national level in her speciality. Her particular area of expertise is gynaecology, especially menopause and HRT; she has also spent more than 30 years at the “cutting edge” of frontline obstetrics throughout her career, and continues to be heavily involved in obstetric risk and clinical governance through her medico-legal work.
She is passionate about women’s health issues, particularly menopause and HRT, which is now a key health agenda following the publication of the NICE Guidelines in 2015; she feels there is a great need to expand the existing service to ensure that all women are able to access high quality care, not merely based on their ability to pay for private care or a postcode lottery. She has enormous experience in this particular field having carried out four years’ postgraduate research into the menopause and HRT, PMS and post-natal depression, followed by several decades of clinical practice during which she ran one of the largest NHS Menopause Clinics in the South East.
She is also medical advisor for BRCA Kent, one of the largest support groups for BRCA patients in the UK, which provides advice to women in East and West Kent, as well as organising a multi-disciplinary education and update programme for BRCA carriers and allied practitioners in Kent and the surrounding areas.
Anne has an extensive medico-legal practice: her interest in this area was sparked following her experience as an NHS consultant and Lead for Obstetric Risk. She finds this a sobering aspect of her very varied timetable, and feels it is vital that ongoing training, education and support is offered to the next generation of doctors and midwives in her speciality with the aim of consistently improving the quality of care.
She has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals and in the mainstream media including the BMJ, Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicine. Her articles and advice have featured in The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times and Sunday Times and in women’s magazines including Red, Women’s Journal and Good Housekeeping. Throughout her career she has been involved in broadcast media as well, having appeared on LBC, Radio 4, This Morning and Radio Kent.