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Gynaecology - John Radcliffe Hospital

The John Radcliffe Hospital Gynaecology Department is a large busy department based in the Women's Centre offering a wide range of women's health services.

Our services

Our specialised nursing staff offer advice and knowledge in our wards and outpatient areas on general gynaecological conditions, as well as the following.


This service is supported by a team of colposcopists.


This service offers short-term counselling for women who have received treatment at Oxford University Hospitals after first trimester pregnancy loss or termination of pregnancy.

Counselling is also offered to women who are referred from our Pelvic Pain Clinic.

Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) is a community service which cares for women who are in the early stages of pregnancy and experiencing pain, bleeding or other problems relating to their pregnancy.


We see patients (male or female) who are having difficulty achieving a pregnancy, those with early menopause and women who wish to preserve their fertility whilst having cancer treatment.

Gynaecological cancer

A team of gynaecological oncologists and clinical nurse specialists plan and support the patient through the 'cancer pathway'. The Oxford University Hospitals is the cancer centre for the region.

Gynaecological cancer referrals


The Women's Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital is a national referral centre for the management of this debilitating and distressing condition, and in particular for severe cases. In collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (University of Oxford) there are Consultant Gynaecologists leading in the surgical ('keyhole') and non-surgical management of pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Menopause Service

The Menopause Service comprises a team of healthcare professionals specially trained to care for women who experience complex menopause problems. The Clinical Lead is Dr Radha Venkatakrishnan.

We offer treatment, advice and support for:

  • severe symptoms
  • early menopause
  • problems finding the correct HRT
  • menopause treatments whilst dealing with other medical conditions
  • bleeding problems whilst using HRT.


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Menstrual Clinic

To avoid repeated visits to the hospital and lengthy waiting times for investigations, women are able to have a scan, see a consultant, undergo a hysteroscopy if necessary and receive the results and plan of care immediately, all in a two hour appointment.

We also offer the same service for women suffering from post-menopausal bleeding (a GP referral is required).

Menstrual Clinic referrals

Pelvic Floor Clinic

This is a multidisciplinary clinic with urogynaecologists, physiotherapists and specialist nurses, which means it can quickly offer patients the appropriate treatment for their condition.

Pelvic Pain Clinic

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Clinic

This clinic is staffed by reproductive gynaecologists and endocrinologists. The clinic will make a diagnosis and draw up a treatment plan to assist in managing this common and distressing condition.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Clinic referrals

Pre-operative Assessment Clinic

Staffed by a qualified nurse and a doctor, this clinic assesses patients pre-operatively to ensure they are fit for theatre.


This sub-specialty investigates conditions such as stress incontinence and continence related problems. Physiotherapists and clinical nurse specialists support this service.


If you are unable to attend your allocated appointment and would like to change it, please call us.

Tel: 01865 221626

If you are having a planned surgical operation, you will need to attend the Pre-operative Assessment Clinic to ensure you are fit for an anaesthetic. An appointment will be sent to you automatically.

If you are unable to attend the appointment and wish to change it, then please telephone us: leave a message on the answerphone and your call will be returned.

Find us and contact us

Tel: 01865 221626

The Women's Centre is a separate building on the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

The entrance to the Outpatient Department and the ward areas is clearly signposted.

If you are unwell between your pre-operative assessment and your surgery date, please contact us to check if you are fit to come in for surgery. If you come in for surgery with a bad cold, you are likely to have your surgery cancelled.

Private patients

If you wish to attend the Women's Centre as a private patient then please let us know, as we do provide private facilities.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to be a private patient or subscribe to private health insurance, the Women's Centre offers an amenity bed scheme. This amenity bed scheme will guarantee you a single room if you desire extra privacy.

Private Healthcare

Patient information leaflets

For information about specific procedures, and what to expect when you are admitted to the ward, please see our patient information leaflet library:

Gynaecology information leaflets

Last reviewed:09 May 2023