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Specialist clinics

Liverpool Women’s is a specialist Trust that is able to focus on services specifically for women. We are therefore able to offer a number of specialist services that are not routinely available from other Trusts. Our consultants and nursing staff make the provision of these services possible. You can be referred into any of the specialist services either by another Hospital Consultant or by your GP.

The services provided in the specialist clinics attract patients from across the UK and even from abroad. We are very proud to be able to offer these services locally to the women of Merseyside and Cheshire.

  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) clinic

    At Liverpool Women’s Hospital, we provide care and support for women who are experiencing problems as a result of female genital mutilation (FGM).  This specialist service is staffed exclusively by a female team who understand the sensitivity and complexity of issues relating to FGM, allowing women to discuss their health needs in a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental environment.

    We perform a reversal procedure under both local anaesthetic and general anaesthetic depending on the woman’s preference.

    If you have been affected by FGM and would like to be seen in this specialist service, you can get a referral from your GP, or you can self-refer by completing the form below.


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  • Vulval clinics

    The Vulval Clinic offers a service to women with vulval conditions such as skin complaints of the vulva like lichen sclerosus and vulval pain known as vulvodynia.

    The clinic is delivered by: 

    Dr Hazel Bell (Consultant Dermatologist)
    Mr John Kirwan (Consultant Gynaecologist/Oncologist)
    Dr Jay Scanlon (Specialist in Vulval Medicine)
    Ms Angela Robinson-Jones (Consultant Nurse)

    What will happen

    The clinic assesses vulval conditions in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Investigations such as swabs and biopsies can be taken during your visit and referral to other specialities can be arranged if required. The clinic is consultant-led and staffed by both male and female doctors, clinicians and nurses. In addition, each month a clinic is attended by a consultant dermatologist and problems that have proved difficult to manage can be discussed prior to the clinic in a multi-disciplinary team meeting.

    Location & clinic times

    Clinics are held at Liverpool Women’s Crown Street site in gynaecology outpatients Tuesday afternoons, between 1pm and 5pm and Thursday mornings between 9am and 12noon.

    Contact us

    If you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment, please contact outpatients on 0151 708 9988 ext: 4612, between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. An answer machine is available out of hours. If you require any clinical information about your outpatients’ appointment please ring 0151 708 9988 ext: 4617.

  • Termination of pregnancy

    The Bedford Clinic is a dedicated NHS outpatient and day case facility located within the Liverpool Women’s Crown Street site providing a confidential and accessible service including consultations for women seeking a termination of pregnancy. It prides itself on supporting choice and providing a non-judgemental, non-directional approach in assisting women with their decision regarding their pregnancy. The clinic also provides a contraceptive service, advice on sexual health and on healthy lifestyle choices.

    What will happen

    • The clinic comprises an outpatient area with a reception and consultation, counselling, and ultrasound scanning rooms. There are also patient waiting rooms in the outpatient area.
    • The day care outpatient facilities comprise single, en-suite rooms, which allow the patient’s support person to stay with them whilst they are an inpatient.
    • Both the outpatient and outpatient areas are situated together, making a safe, confidential environment for women seeking a termination.

    Location & clinic times

    The clinic is open for consultations Monday to Friday and is open seven days a week for enquires between 8am and 4.30pm. The clinic is located on the second floor.

    Contact us

    If you need have any questions or need to discuss your appointment time, please contact us on 0151 708 9988 and ask for the Bedford Clinic.

  • Miscarriage clinics

    Our miscarriage clinics provide all the services concerned with the investigation and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss. It also supports women throughout the early stages of their pregnancies. We accept referrals for patients who have experienced three or more early pregnancy losses (less than 12 weeks) and patients who have experienced one or more second trimester losses (between 12 and 24 weeks).

    What will happen

    At a first visit to the clinic, which takes on average 40 minutes, a wide variety of diagnostic investigations are needed to screen for the possible causes of recurrent miscarriage. All patients referred to the clinic have blood tests for a range of screens including blood count, thyroid function and levels of antibodies. The miscarriage nurse you meet at your first appointment will take your history and explain the blood tests. Vaginal swabs are also taken for patients whose history warrants them. Patients who suffer a pregnancy loss during the second trimester also undergo a day case hysteroscopy and vaginal swabs for bacterial vaginosis and cervical mycoplasma/chlamydia. For more information about the tests and treatments that take place in the miscarriage clinic, please visit our patient information section.

    At a second appointment, six to eight weeks later, one of our consultants will discuss the results with you and a future plan.

    Location & clinic times

    The consultant-led outpatient clinics are held on Monday, between 9am and 4:30pm on Tuesday between 1pm and 4.30pm and on Friday between 9.15am and 12.30pm. Consultant-led antenatal & pregnancy support is provided on Tuesday between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. The nurse-led outpatient clinic is held on Thursday between 9am and 12.30pm.

    Contact us

    If you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment, please contact outpatients on 0151 708 9988 ext:1195/4080, between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. An answer machine is available out of hours. If you require any clinical information about your outpatients’ appointment please ring 0151 708 9988 ext: 4617.