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About Urology

The urology department deal with diseases of the urinary / reproductive tracts in men and with urinary disease in women.

About the department

Our team have a wide range of specialist skills, with the department and urology as a whole having a deep history behind them.

The department is staffed by two lecturers and 13 NHS consultants in adult urology, each with their own sub-specialist areas of interest. Together, the consultant staff now provide a full range of urological expertise.

Click here to read about the history of Urology at CUH.

Mission statement

Core Values

  • to put the interest of the patient at the heart of what we do
  • to provide a prompt, high-quality, comprehensive caring service to patients
  • to work as an effective team
  • to work to explicit professional standards
  • to have a research-based approach to our service
  • to develop an inclusive, supportive culture where staff can be proud of the care given to patients
  • to encourage and develop the careers of all our staff
  • to contribute to the wider interests of Cambridge University Hospitals and the Clinical School
  • to be actively involved in teaching and training

A Summary Of Our Strategic Aims

  • to work with patients, the Trust and Primary Care to provide the highest standards of core and specialist urology delivered by a committed, multidisciplinary team
  • to work with the Trust to deliver its corporate objectives
  • to evaluate, on a continuous basis, our ways of working and to look for innovation as a means of improving service delivery
  • to communicate clearly and promptly with patients and colleagues
  • to work with regional hospitals to develop a network of services across East Anglia
  • to develop a nationally-recognised centre for clinical work, teaching and training
  • to develop an internationally-recognised centre for clinical and translational research
  • to work jointly with fundraising groups to promote and generate additional funds for urology

Urological training

Urological trainees within the Department are part of the East Anglian training program. Trainees also spend at least a year in each of the other regional units (Norfolk & Norwich University, Edith Cavell, Ipswich, Bedford, West Suffolk and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals) in rotation. Application for these posts is by open competition and vacancies are advertised in the standard medical journals (to view vacancies on-line, visit the British Medical Journal (opens in a new tab)). Prospective applicants should contact Mr Oliver Wiseman or Mr Nimish Shah for further information.

Visiting doctors and students

Visiting surgeons are welcome in the department but we are not able to provide remuneration or accommodation for surgeons on attachment. If you wish to visit the department, please contact Mr Nimish Shah in the first instance.

Clinical students wishing to spend an elective period in the Department should contact the Clinical School.