My CV is available on request.
However, my medical training and experience are summarised below:
- Completed specialist training in Sexual & Reproductive Health as an Associate Specialist – my main interest has always been in woman’s health.
- Fully qualified doctor – having qualified initially and worked as a GP.
- An accredited Faculty Trainer (FSRH) and an Examiner for the Membership Examinations (on the Critical Reading Team).
- Held the role of Training Programme Director for Wiltshire in Contraception and Reproductive Health.
My clinical experience includes:
- All types of contraception – hormonal and non-hormonal, and Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) – intrauterine devices, implants, and injectables. Male and female sterilisation.
- Contraception for women in special groups e.g. aged over 40, postpartum and breastfeeding, Young People’s Sexual Health.
- Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (Loc IUT) – this is the certificate required to fit and remove intrauterine devices.
- Letter of Competence in Sub-dermal Implants (Loc SDI) – this is what is required to fit and remove contraceptive implants.
- Gynefix and Gynefix trainer’s certificate
- As a Faculty (FSRH) trainer I was regularly training doctors and nurses to fit and remove intrauterine devices and implants, and published on this topic.
- Unplanned pregnancy – medical and surgical termination of pregnancy.
- Infertility – from referral and initial investigation to IVF
- Menopause – I developed a special interest in menopause and went on to run my own menopause clinic. I obtained the Menopause and Advanced Menopause Certificates (2011).
- Genitourinary Medicine – The diagnosis and management of all STI and non-STI related conditions e.g. chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, genital warts, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, plus non-STI conditions e.g. candidiasis (thrush), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and other.
- Diploma of Genitourinary Medicine (Dip GUM).
- Young People’s Clinics
- Domiciliary Family Planning
- Complex contraceptive problem clinic
- Cervical screening (smears) – I obtained the Diploma of Colposcopy
- Psychosexual Medicine
- Membership of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (MFSRH) in June 2000.
- Fellowship of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FFSRH) in 2009.
Many women have told me these consultations were life-changing for them. This is one aspect of my career which will always have given me the highest degree of satisfaction.
Present day – I’m a healthcare writer
- Dr Daisy’s Sexual Health Blog, The Huffington Post UK
- Dr Daisy, Menopause Matters
Web content for medical/pharmaceutical for various websites – see portfolio
Societies and Memberships
- Associate member of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health
- Member of the Health Writer’s Guild
- Member of journalism.co.uk
I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance
Writing is my passion
I’m drawn to my computer like a magnet. Ideas pop into my head continuously for blog posts, news items, features, and web content.
Writers find themselves, however, between a rock and a hard place.
How many – is too many – words? And why are we always given such an impossibly small word count?
Storytelling means just that – how to write sentences and paragraphs without going over your limit and still conveying the correct tone and style to create a compelling read.
Well, that’s the skill of the writer, crafting their work, day in and day out.