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​Genitourinary Medicine

Dr Cecilia Priestley

Qualifications:
• 1985 MB ChB (Sheffield)
• 1990 MRCP (UK)
• 2000 FRCP (London)

Background:
• I trained in Genitourinary Medicine in Sheffield, but had been visiting my brother, a GP in West Dorset, for several years, and when a consultant post became available in 1995 I leapt at the opportunity.
• Since my appointment, the activity of the department has increased steadily.
• I am a single handed consultant, and this increase in activity was only made possible by developing a nurse practitioner training programme, care pathways, and introduction of nurse-led clinics. The nurse practitioners are sufficiently competent to diagnose and treat complicated conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease.

• Other posts held:
2002 Deputy Chair, Trust Evidence-based Practice Committee
2004-10 Member of South West Sexual Health Taskgroup
2006 Elected Wessex Regional Specialty Adviser
2006 Member of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV prisons sub-group
2010 Input into Wessex HIV clinical network and lead of the prisons sub-group
2010 Member of Trust Non-medical Prescribing Committee

Special interests:
• I provide outpatient care for patients with HIV.
• I have a special interest in pelvic pain in women
• I also see patients with recurrent thrush and genital dermatoses.

New treatments introduced:
• National treatment guidelines for treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) advocate the use of a two-week course of antibiotics; however these guidelines are mainly based on studies in women with acute PID, and the management of women with sub-acute and chronic infection is less well studied. Chronic pelvic pain is reported to occur in up to 40% of women following treatment.

I have pioneered the use of long term antibiotics, continuing treatment as long as the pain is improving or until it has resolved, and audit has demonstrated an increase in clinical cure rate from 35% to 80%.

Clinics:
For the latest clinic times in Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport and Blandford please go to our web pages.

Contact:
• Telephone 01305 762682
• Fax 01305 762695

Key members of team:
• Matron: Mr Dave Mansley
• Nurse consultant: Mrs Miranda King
• Specialty doctor in sexual health: Dr Claire Weatherburn
• GP with a special interest in sexual health: Dr Karen Kirkham
• Associate specialist in psychosexual medicine: Dr Alison Vaughan
• Systems manager / PA: Mrs Hilary Loxton
 

Dr Sara Scofield

Qualifications:
• 2001 MBBCh University of Wales, Cardiff
• 2005 MRCP London
• 2007 Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine
• 2008 Diploma in Faculty of Family Planning
• 2010 LoC Subdermal Implants
• 2010 Diploma in HIV Medicine

Background:
• I trained in GU Medicine in Bristol and did a six-month locum consultant post in Salisbury before taking up a substantive consultant post in West Dorset.

Contact:
• Telephone 01305 762682
• Fax 01305 762695

Key members of team:
• Matron: Mr Dave Mansley
• Nurse consultant: Mrs Miranda King
• Specialty doctor in sexual health: Dr Claire Weatherburn
• GP with a special interest in sexual health: Dr Karen Kirkham
• Associate specialist in psychosexual medicine: Dr Alison Vaughan
• Systems manager / PA: Mrs Hilary Loxton