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Urogynaecology consultants

Mr Simon Jackson MD FRCOG

Simon Jackson qualified in 1987 from the University of Oxford. His postgraduate surgical training was undertaken in Bristol where he worked in the departments of both Gynaecology and Urology.

He was awarded an MD from Bristol University for research into connective tissue disorders in urinary incontinence and prolapse. He has been a gynaecology consultant in Oxford since 1999, specialising in urogynaecology and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Since becoming a consultant, he has developed laparoscopic pelvic floor reconstructive surgery in Oxford, offering uterine preserving surgery to women as an alternative to the more traditional hysterectomy.

He has published over 50 papers on urinary incontinence and prolapse and has written several textbooks on the subject.

He is the director of Oxford's urogynaecology subspecialty training programme and is a member of the Subspecialty Training Committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Mr Simon Jackson

Mr Matt Izett Kay BMBS MD MRCOG

Mr Izett-Kay is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist who qualified from the University of Exeter, spent a decade training in London in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and then subspecialised training in Urogynaecology.

He has trained at three of the UK's top Urogynaecology units including King's College Hospital London with Professor Linda Cardozo OBE, University College London Hospitals and Oxford University Hospitals.

He was awarded an MD (Res) doctoral degree from University College London for research into womb-sparing key-hole prolapse surgery and the role of synthetic mesh, supervised by Mr Arvind Vashisht and Professor Usha Menon at UCLH. He is actively engaged in research, publishing peer-reviewed papers regularly, lecturing internationally, authoring book chapters, and is currently part of the NIHR funded PURSUE study group at University of Oxford.

He is Chair of the IUGA FTECP committee, runs a journal club, teaches laparoscopic surgery to peers and trainees as a subspecialty trainer, and provides mentorship and teaching to junior colleagues leading to several awards. He is a regular peer-reviewer for international academic journals and also has expertise in medicolegal practice.

Matt Izett-Kay

Miss Helen Jefferis MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCOG

Helen Jefferis qualified in 2006 from Imperial College, London and completed her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Oxford (Thames Valley) Deanery.

She completed additional Subspecialty training in Urogynaecology with a particular focus on laparoscopic procedures and has been a gynaecology consultant at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2017.

She has published in a number of areas, including authoring the Oxford Handbook of Urogynaecology.

In addition to treating pelvic floor disorders, she has a particular interest in pelvic floor issues after childbirth and leads the Perineal service.

Her other interest is Medical Education and she is currently the Teaching Lead for the Health Education England Thames Valley School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Mr Jonathan Nicholls MD FRCOG

Jonathan Nicholls qualified in 1985 from Westminster Medical School, University of London. His senior postgraduate training was undertaken in Bristol where he worked in the departments of both gynaecology and urology.

He was awarded an MD from Imperial College, London for research into the metabolic disorders of diabetic pregnancy. He has been a consultant at Oxford University Hospitals since 1999, specialising in urogynaecology and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Since becoming a consultant he has developed an integrated pelvic floor and continence service at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury and introduced laparoscopic and non-mesh procedures to treat a variety of gynaecological and pelvic floor conditions. He has published widely on a variety of subjects and has also been awarded several travel scholarships.

He is Clinical Lead in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Horton General Hospital and a member of the Oxford Urogynaecology Multidisciplinary Team.

Jonathan Nicholls
Last reviewed:17 March 2023