Dr Purnima Gondane Sweetman 

     Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist 


My professional focus is on providing excellent, personalised antenatal, intrapartum ,and postnatal care to all my patients, with a high level of individual care and attention.

I specialise in medical disorders in pregnancy (Diabetes, Thyroid, Epilepsy, IBD)

Lead for preterm prevention antenatal clinic and provide treatment for short cervix (Progesterone pessary, Arabin pessary, cervical cerclage) 
Pioneered the formation of the external cephalic version (ECV) services and provide training and supervision to trainees. With responsibility for Labour ward lead I was appointed a panel member for Perinatal mortality review tool (PMRT) and Root cause analysis for adverse outcomes.  


30 of years of Gynaecological experience managing outpatient clinics with hands on practice focusing sensitive procedures such as pessary insertion for prolapse, Pipelle biopsy for endometrium, cervical polyp removal, cervical smears. 

Conducting procedures and supervising Gynaecology theatres, minor and major operations. Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy procedures. Minor hysteroscopic procedures. 

Lead for Paediatrics and Adolescent Gynaecology, managing outpatient clinics, undertaking surgical procedures - haematocolpos, labial cyst removal, laparoscopy for ovarian cystectomy, pelvic pain. 

Panel member for governance processes- complaint response and root cause analysis.  

Procedures Undertaken

Mandatory training
ABLS, NLS, Obstetrics Skills and Drills
External cephalic version
Cervical cerclage
Insertion of cervical ripening balloon for Induction of labour
Complex Caesarean Sections Emergency and Elective Caesarean hysterectomy
Perimortem Caesarean section
Tubal ligation during Caesarean section
Ovarian cystectomy during pregnancy
Surgical management of postpartum haemorrhage
Manual removal of placenta
Minor Gynaecological procedures
Major Gynaecological Operations - Vaginal hysterectomy, Total and subtotal Abdominal hysterectomy with removal or conservation of both Ovaries and Fallopian tubes
Cystoscopy and ureteric stenting
Prolapse repair without mesh - Anterior and posterior
Endometrial Ablation.
Laparotomies for various indications
Laparoscopic procedures - diagnostic as well as operative
responsible for training in Abdominal cerclage,