Gynaecology is the medical practice that deals with the health of the female reproductive system, such as the vagina, ovaries and breasts.
Our team of gynaecologists at the Royal Free London diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions that affect only women — from fungal infections, pelvic pain and period problems through to more serious conditions like endometriosis, ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer.
We also treat fertility conditions, menopause and early pregnancy symptoms, as well as performing hysterectomy surgery.
General gynaecology: 020 7794 0500 ext 31680, 31681, 31682 and 31684
Gynaecology oncology: 020 7794 0500 ext 32300, 32301, 31690, 31699 and 31685
Colposcopy: 020 8216 5407
Hysteroscopy: 020 7794 0500 ext 31699
Chase Farm Hospital
Royal Free Hospital
All phones and emails are monitored Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
A letter of referral from a GP to the gynaecology consultants is needed in order to get an initial appointment, unless being referred from the emergency department.
All GP referrals need to register in the emergency department before attending the emergency gynaecology unit.
Electronic referrals from a GP may be made through the NHS e-Referral Service. Tertiary referrals from other hospital consultants are also available.
Once a referral is made, the patient is asked to call the hospital and to make an appointment at their convenience.
Below are some useful links to evidence-based websites, as well as leaflets about vulval care, gynaecological conditions, treatments, and procedures.
- British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease
- International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease
- National Vulvodynia Association
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:
- Information about having a hysteroscopy as an outpatient — please note, if you are scheduled to have a hysteroscopy as an outpatient at one of our hospitals, an additional leaflet with information about where to come on the day and important reminders to follow before your procedure will be given to you.
- Vulval Pain Society
Please note, the Royal Free London is not responsible for the content of external websites.
For each sub-specialty of gynaecology, we have put together information on what to expect at your appointment and what diagnostics are likely to be required.
Click on the links in the ‘More information' section below.