Consultant gynaecologist and psychosexual service lead
Leila Frodsham became a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology in 2009. From 2013 to 2017, she was a consultant in both Kent and at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
She is a foundation training programme director at the Trust, a Schwartz Round co-lead and a clinical academic at King's College London.
In lockdown she established (with peers) a doctor's menopause café which educates and offers pastoral care to doctors. The café has nearly 2000 members. She is also a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obsetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Education and training
- British Menopause Society (BMS) accredited menopause specialist, 2018
- Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine, 2006
- Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), 2000
- Registrar training in south London
- Graduated from Leicester medical school in 1995
- Sexual pain disorders
- Sex and cancer
- Persistent physical symptoms
- Assisted conception in HIV positive patients (2000-2004)
- British Menopause Society first prize, 2021 (doctor's menopause café)
- Respect award, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (as part of the endometriosis team), November 2016
- The Royal College of Obsetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) educational prize, 2016
- Staff award, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, team of the year, early pregnancy, 2016
- RCOG regional trainer of the year, 2015
- Staff award, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, team of the year, birth centre, 2014
- Promising young clinician (mother to embryo viral transmission risk in assisted conception), European Society of Human Reproduction and Endocrinology, 2004
Leila is widely published in peer reviewed journals, books and in media and has been involved in national and international working groups for tocophobia and outcome measures in psychosexual difficulties.
Email: [email protected]
- Physical and psychosexual difficulties in women and men
- Sexual pain disorders in women, including vulvodynia
- Persistent physical symptoms of unknown cause
- Fear of childbirth and tocophobia, primary or following birth trauma
Last updated: January 2023