The Colposcopy Service is located in the Gynaecology Department, Outpatients 2, on the 1st floor, Lift Bank B. Colposcopy clinics run from Monday to Thursday. Clinics operate in the morning and the afternoon.

We offer the following services:

  • Colposcopy
  • Cervical smear test
  • Cervical biopsy
  • Loop diathermy excision (also known as a LLETZ)
  • Cryotherapy

Consultants and key staff

  • Mr Nick Wales, Lead Consultant Obstetrician and Colposcopist
  • Ms Isabel Pigem, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Susan Ogden, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Colposcopy) and Hospital Based Programme Coordinator
  • Vanessa Dand, Nurse Colposcopist
  • Philippa Antell, Trainee Nurse Colposcopist
  • Gareth McInnis, Failsafe Coordinator


You must be referred to the clinic by your GP or by Direct Referral from St Mary's Cytology Laboratory (depending on where you live if you have had an abnormal smear test). We are unable to accept self-referrals. Patients are seen within two, four or six weeks depending on the referral.

For abnormal smear test referrals:

Women referred with borderline or low grade changes will be offered an appointment within six weeks and women with high grade changes will be offered an appointment within two weeks (from the date of referral).

Please note that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is a teaching hospital and a trainee may be present at your examination with your consent. Colposcopy is a specialised area in which a qualified doctor or nurse specialist may be receiving training.

Reasons for referral

  • Abnormal smear test
  • GP unable to take a cervical smear test
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Polyps
  • Cervical warts
  • Abnormal looking cervix
  • Abnormal looking vagina




Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Colposcopy Department
Outpatients 2, 1st Floor, Lift Bank B (through the Antenatal clinic)


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

If you have any queries prior to your appointment then please call us in the colposcopy clinic office on the number below.

T: 020 3315 5927

If you already have an appointment for a new appointment and need to reschedule then please contact our appointment office on 020 3315 6666.

If your appointment is specifically to return to the clinic for a follow up appointment (including cervical treatment) and you need to cancel/reschedule, then please call the colposcopy clinic office on 020 3315 5927.

If you are pregnant and also due to attend for a colposcopy then please call the colposcopy clinic office on 020 3315 5927. One of the Nurse Colposcopists will speak with you to determine if/when you need to be seen again during/after the pregnancy.


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