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Philip Toozs-Hobson Consultant Urogynaecologist

Philip is married with 3 children and a dog. He trained in London at St Mary's Hospital qualifying in 1989. He was the Clinical director for Gynaecology and Director of Pelvic floor medicine at Birmingham Women's Hospital until resigning to concentrate on research and his clinical practice. After qualifying Philip specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and worked in both London and the Midlands. He began specialising in Pelvic floor disorders when he commenced a 3 year WellBeing of Women fellowship with Professor Linda Cardozo in 1995.

Research into pelvic floor problems

During this time he became interested in maternal injury as a result of childbirth culminating in his MD in 2003. Since this time he has continued to run a research and clinical practice. He established one of the country's first combined specialist clinics dealing with complex bowel prolapse with Simon Radley and now has over 15 years experience in this area through this clinic. He is currently the chief investigator of the C STICH study

Surgery for prolapse and incontinence

Philip has also specialised in advanced surgical techniques for pelvic organ prolapse and has spent 15 years developing both keyhole surgery and vaginal approaches to surgery so that patients can have a choice of procedure to allow them to choose how they would like to be treated. He is a strong advocate of patient reported outcome measures and has an interest in value based healthcare. His results in the NHS are routinely recorded on the BSUG database and he uses the ePAQ system for quality of life measurement

Further details of the results of his research portfolio are given in the publication section Much of Philip's current research interests focus on helping patients using psychological approaches and hypnotherapy. More recently in response to need, he has re-established his interest and expertise in menopausal problems. Examples of this include his recently published book OAB minimising symptoms maximising life available through the Lambert publishing website or via