- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr Alison Uku is a consultant OBGYN at Sidra Medicine and Assistant professor at Weill Cornell University Qatar with several years’ experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as teaching, and emergency obstetric training using simulation. She offers a patient centered approach to care with the emphasis on safety and the wellbeing of the mother and baby. She has a keen interest in perinatal mental health and postnatal care.
Her background includes a substantive consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist at East Lancashire NHS Trust where she provided routine consultant cover of the maternity unit which has 7000 deliveries from 3 midwifery-led units and a 21-bed in-patient central birth suite. She was the lead consultant for postnatal care where she ensured that patients received good quality postnatal care as well as oversaw the timely discharge of patients who were managed/followed up in the community, promoting enhanced recovery for all. She produced a clear and thorough pathway for Postnatal obstetric debrief for the trust.
She was the consultant lead for the PROMPT training courses which is mandatory for all staff in maternity. She oversaw a robust curriculum for the junior doctors, nurses and midwives to accommodate all levels of training both in hospital and in the community. She also lead the simulation training that are run regularly for all maternity medical, allied and midwifery staff in the delivery of emergency obstetric care.
Dr Uku provided debrief consultations and pre-pregnancy counselling sessions for recurrent miscarriage and following adverse obstetric outcomes. While providing a general gynaecology clinic, operating theatre and on-call support, she also provided 2 out-patient hysteroscopy clinics per month as well for PMB.
She was responsible for the weekly CTG and departmental teaching and was involved with labour ward forum, intrapartum, and morbidity and mortality MDT meetings. She gave independent lectures to medical students from various Universities in North West England and supervised medical students PIPP project for Manchester University. Also providing mentorship and tutorials for them as well as for junior doctors. She was a facilitator in mock OSCE sessions for MRCOG part 2 provided in the North West Manchester area as well as the Advanced Labour ward study day in North western deanery. She was also an external OSCE examiner for Manchester University medical students.
She participated actively in clinical audit and governance as well as presented at conferences within and outside the UK. Dr Uku was also involved in research at East Lancashire.