Women's Health seminar 2016

This free one day seminar brought to you by Goodfellow and the Auckland Faculty of RNZCGP will provide clinical updates and guidance supporting excellence in general practice


Slide packs (pdf format)

Workshop Date:  Saturday 19th November 2016.

Cost: FREE

CME: 8 points

Video resources

 Click here for a YouTube playlist containing all the available video presentations from this event.


08.15 - 09.35 Urgent Gynaecology 

  • Pelvic masses:  Kathryn Sowden:  Gynaecology Clinical Lead CMH 
  • Sexual  Health:  Min Lo: Sexual Health Medical Specialist 
  • Bleeding in early pregnancy:  Shaniza Masued:  Clinical Nurse Specialist Gynaecology
  • The Cervix –Good Bad and Ugly:   Jyoti Kathuria: Consultant gynaecologist  CMH

9.35- 10.05:   Contraception:  Helen Roberts:  Associate Professor in O+G, Auckland School of Medicine      

10.05-10-35:  Morning Tea 

The First Antenatal visit 

10.35-11.15 Part 1: Maternity overview: Chairperson: Sarah Wadsworth:  Obstetrics Clinical Lead CMH

  • The first antenatal Visit:  Sue Tutty: GP Liaison Women’s Health CMH
  • The Pregnancy Pack:  Sue Tutty 
  • A midwife perspective :  Nimisha Waller
  • Ultrasound scans:   Nimisha Waller
  • SUDI:   Christine McIntosh: GP Liaison Paediatrics, CMH  
  • Breast feeding:   Lynne Welsh : Lactation Consultant, CMH 

11.15-12.30 Part 2: Specific tests – Which one for whom?

  • Counselling  for screening : Judith Beattie : Fetal Medicine Midwife Coordinator 
  • Non funded prenatal testing:  Renuka Bhat:  Consultant CMH   
  • Diabetes in pregnancy:   Lesley MacLennan : Diabetes Midwife 
  • Iron deficiency in Pregnancy:  Sarah Wadsworth: Obstetrics Clinical Lead CMH 

12.30 -1.30  Lunch 

13.30-14.30 Vulnerable women panel:  Moderator: Sarah Wadsworth 

  • Family violence:  Pritika Sharma: Shine 
  • Protecting Our Children : Jennifer Cassidy:   Maternity Social worker; Julie Carroll:  Child Protection Service 
  • Mental health:  Helen Cooney: Clinical Head Whirinaki Child Family and Youth Mental Health

14.30-15.00 Urinary incontinence:  Louise Tomlinson: Consultant CMH 

15.00-15.30 PCOS and fertility issues:   Olivia Stuart:  Consultant Fertility Associates 


Presenter Bios 

Helen Roberts

After my medical degree at Trinity College Dublin, I worked at the Rotunda Hospital and then King’s College Hospital in London. In 1983 I came to New Zealand and joined Family Planning, becoming the Medical Director and National Medical Spokesperson from 1988-1992. At present, I am Associate Professor Women’s Health and am involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in O+G. I still work at Family Planning as their Research Advisor. My clinical and research interests and publications have been mainly in the areas of contraception, menopause and HPV vaccine.

 Pritka Sharma

Shine ADHB Primary Healthcare Family Violence Intervention Coordinator

This role was established to support the implementation of Ministry of Health’s Family Violence Assessment and Intervention Guideline: Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence - with a focus on primary healthcare. This role ensures that staff in primary healthcare are competent in conducting routine inquiry for intimate partner violence and are able to identify, respond and refer appropriately. I previously worked as a researcher (Ministry of Health pilot on healthcare system’s responsiveness to family violence) and lead community health promotion programmes for refugee & migrant communities.


Jennifer Cassidy

Registered Social Worker 

I qualified in 2012 with a Bachelors of Applied social work bi-cultural degree from Manuaku Insitute of Technology. I am part of a team of social workers with Counties Manukau Health that  cover the paediatric wards, surgical wards, Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Burns unit and emergency department. I am currently working in the community with the Community Midwives and engage with pregnant women identified as having high-risk social issues. My goal is to address the social issues alongside their physical wellbeing of women to ensure safer outcomes for both mothers and babies.

Lynne Welsh

Registered Nurse

Lynne is Scottish and has lived in New Zealand for the last 9 years with her husband and 3 children.  she is a registered nurse of 20 years, with a post graduate honours in public health nursing (similar to well child nursing) and is an IBCLC (lactation consultant).  She has worked within CMDHB since moving to NZ and has held posts including BFHI educator, clinical nurse specialist - Lactation and currently is the community coordinator for the infant nutrition project, known as Te Rito Ora.  Lynne is very passionate about working in partnership with families and health care to achieve the goals which they have set.


Jyoti Kathuria

Dr Kathuria is a full time Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Middlemore Hospital from 2002. She has a special interest in Colposcopy and has been the lead colposcopist at Middlemore from 2011.  She trained in colposcopy in the UK and received the certificate of colposcopy training from  RCOG, London and British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) in 1999. Dr Kathuria is an expert colposcopy auditor for National Cervical Screening programme and also assessor for RANZCOG for registrar colposcopy training. She is accredited colposcopist with the BSCCP.