The urogynaecology unit within the women's services directorate offers a wide range of investigations and treatment for various urinary (bladder) and faecal incontinence problems in women as well as vaginal prolapse problems.

The service incorporates robust protocols for bladder neck surgery and provides information on urodynamics, pelvic floor physiotherapy, drug treatment of overactive bladder (anticholinergics), urinary retention, and various types of bladder neck surgery for stress urinary incontinence.

Our services

We provide the following clinics weekly at Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospital:

  • "One stop" clinics where new patients are seen, investigations performed and treatment initiated at the same time. We also provide:
  • Residual/flow clinics
  • Two videourodynamics clinics
  • One ambulatory urodynamics (AUDS)
  • Two follow up urogynaecology clinics
  • One FLUTS (female lower urinary tract symptoms) clinic
  • One continence advisory service. This clinic runs parallel to the urogynaecology clinic.


Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

The Urogynacology department is based in Clinic 12, on Level 5 of the main outpatients area, near the main entrance of Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals.

Tel. 020 8869 3711

Miss Joan Pitkin, BSc FRCS FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist; Associate Medical Director (Med Ed and R&D) 

Special interests: Menopause, Medical Education, Research and Development.

Mr Rufus Uzoho, FRCOG, Associate specialist for Obstetrics and Gynaecolog 

Special interests: Ambulatory Care Gynaecology/Urogynaecology

Mrs Sutharshini Ramanan, Staff Nurse - Acute/General