Miss Claire Iffland

Speciality: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Role at hospital

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, 1995
Divisional director for maternal and child health division, 2006

Specialist interests

  • Keeping birth normal wherever possible.
  • Diabetes in pregnancy (combined clinic with Dr Ben Turner, consultant physician)
  • Perineal clinic for women who sustained 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears at delivery
  • Rapid access postmenopausal bleeding clinic
  • Follow up after endometrial cancer

Other roles

  • Clinical lead for delivery suite and obstetric ultrasound 1995-2006
  • RCOG tutor 1995-2004
  • Clinical lead for gynaecology 2005-2007
  • Clinical lead for obstetrics 2005

Additional information and comments

I am a full time consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist. I have weekly gynaecology and antenatal clinics and general operating sessions both in main theatres and the diagnosis and treatment centre (DTC). I have a labour ward session every week.

Over the last 15 years I have led a department which has one of the lowest caesarean section rates in the region with a focus on promoting and supporting normal birth wherever possible.

For older women I run a rapid access service for postmenopausal bleeding. Women are seen urgently and have an ultrasound scan and flexible hysteroscopy where necessary all in one visit. An early diagnosis of endometrial cancer or benign pathology is quickly achieved. For women with endometrial cancer I can provide continuity of follow up after treatment.

For over 3 years I have been divisional director for the maternal and child health division, incorporating maternity, child health and sexual health services.

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