About this service

The Royal Cornwall Gynaecology department looks after the health of women’s reproductive systems. Our team of gynaecologists diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions that only affect women such as period issues, problems in early pregnancy and ovarian cancer.

Cornwall Colposcopy Services

The Coloscopy Service at Royal Cornwall Hospitals is part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. We use screening as a way to prevent cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could over time lead to cancer in the cervix (neck of the womb).

You will usually be referred for a colposcopy if your cervical smear comes back as abnormal and identifies potential pre­-cancer changes. We also see woman who have been referred for an abnormal looking cervix or for bleeding after sex.

Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)

The early pregnancy unit is a specialist assessment and scanning service for women who are up to 14 weeks pregnant and have experienced pain and / or vaginal bleeding. We also look after women who have miscarried or have an ectopic pregnancy.


The Cornwall Endometriosis Centre is home to a dynamic team of gynaecologists and clinical nurse specialists that provides diagnosis and high quality care for women with all grades of endometriosis, ranging from mild to the most severe form involving the bladder and bowel.

Urogynaecology – Prolapse and Bladder Problems

The Cornwall Urogynaecology service treats women with all types of bladder and prolapse conditions.

Fertility clinic

For information about our maternity services, please visit our Wheal Unity Clinic page.

Pregnancy and Maternity

For information about our maternity services, please visit our dedicated maternity website.

Contact information

Where to find us

The gynaecology department is located on the ground floor of the Princess Alexandra Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. Please report to reception, which is on the right-hand side of the entrance.

Information about colposcopy

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Information about endometriosis

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Professional careers in gynaecology

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Page last reviewed: 17 October 2023

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