The Gynaecology oncology department at the Homerton Hospital works closely with its partner cancer centre The Royal London and St. Bart’s Hospital (Bart’s Health). Together we are part of leading centre for gynaecological cancer diagnosis and treatment. Patients are assessed at Homerton and treated between these two hospitals, depending on the type of treatment they require.

We offer a comprehensive assessment and diagnostic service. Patients will be seen at Homerton Hospital by a consultant gynaecologist who is a specialist in the management of gynaecological cancer, who will arrange the appropriate diagnostic tests, and will inform patients of their diagnosis and treatment plan.

We provide care for patients affected with all cancers of the female reproductive system including:

  • Endometrium (womb)
  • Ovarian
  • Cervical
  • Vaginal
  • Vulva

Patients are referred into the gynaecological service by their GP, A&E, well women’s clinic, NHS Cervical Screening Programme and other hospital consultants. They are seen in the outpatients department of Women’s Health Centre (Tuke Ward). At the first outpatient’s appointment, patients will be offered a range of investigations based on their symptoms to enable a diagnosis to be made.


Service available

All new gynaecological referrals (suspected cancer and symptomatic referrals) are seen within two weeks of referral in accordance with national guidelines. The gynaecological consultant team will see all women with abnormal cervical smears within two weeks of receiving the smear test result. After diagnosis treatment will begin within two weeks of the first clinic appointment at Homerton. Surgery, if required, will take place at either at The Royal London or St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

The gynaecological multi-disciplinary team meeting is held at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital on Wednesdays at 8.00am. Advice and information is available from the colposcopy nurse on 020 8510 7861 or the colposcopy and gynaecology coordinator on 020 8510 5282

Patients may telephone for test results between 3-4 weeks after the clinic visit.

Routine investigations

Depending on the type of gynaecological cancer a patient may have the following investigations performed:

  • ultrasound scan, uses sound waves to build a picture of inside the body
  • colposcopy, uses a binocular microscope called a coloscope to examine abnormalities in the cervix, it is similar to a smear test
  • hysteroscopy, looks into the canal of the cervix and lining of the uterus using a think lighted flexible telescope 
  • blood tests, to help diagnose your condition.

Some investigations may take place prior to the outpatient appointment.

Appointments and Contacts

Making an appointment

Outpatient Gynaecology Clinics:

Mr Eric Nyarko - Tuesday pm

Miss Sandra Watson - alternate Monday mornings

Dr Davidson - Wednesday pm

How to contact us
To change or cancel an appointment, please contact central booking department
020 8510 5544
Gynae admin team: 020 8510 7609

For urgent enquiries contact the gynaecology unit secretary 
020 8510 7408


The multi-disciplinary gynaecological cancer team consists of the follow members:

Upper gynaecological oncology consultants
Mr Eric Nyarko
Lead consultant gynaecologist Lead for Gynaecological Cancer and Colposcopy with a special interest in early pregnancy and gynaecology scanning, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy

Miss Sandra Watson 
Lead for Consultant for Gynaecology Obstetrician with a special interest in early pregnancy, acute gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasound, outpatient hysteroscopy, fetal medicine

Ms Katrina Erskine
Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with a special interest in high risk pregnancy and maternal medicine.  She also has a special interest in colposcopy, vulval disease, and the management of massive fibroids

Miss Amelia Davison
Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with special interest in early pregnancy and outpatient hysteroscopy

Dr Emma Goldstraw

Dr Asma Faruqi
Histopathologist based at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Professor Naveena Singh
Histopathologist based at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Dr Melanie Powell
Clinical Oncologist: based at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Dr Rowan Miller
Medical Oncologist: based at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Carron Weekes     
Nurse Consultant in Gynaecology

Usha Ratnasingham
Polly Jedrzejak,

Clinical Nurse Specialist / Nurse Colposcopist

Dawn Mighten
laine Burton

Gynaecology nurse specialist/Key worker

We are available for gynaecological cancer patients for support and advice.

We offer: 

  • advice on treatment options
  • information on any investigations
  • referral to another team member
  • information on local support groups
  • information on relevant websites and charities

Extended Homerton team members

Sajjad Hussain
MDT coordinator
Shirley Williams
Macmillan Cancer CNS Pathway Navigator
They help the Clinical Nurse Specialist (Key worker) in their day to-day activities but can help with administrative queries or to leave a message for the CNS’s.
As they are not medically qualified, they are unable to give medical advice.
Telephone: 020 8510 8968
Email: huh-tr.homerton.cancersupport@nhs.net

Madhu Agarwal
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Manager
telephone: 020 8510 5191
Email: madhu.agarwal@nhs.net

Ongoing support

You will be given written information about the type of cancer you have, your treatment options and other sources of support such as Homerton Macmillan Information and Support Service, Psychological service .financial services etc.

The Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist offers:

  • advice on treatment options
  • information on any investigations
  • referral to another team member
  • information on local support groups
  • information on relevant websites and charities