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Unit Information


College Tutor


Dr Katy Orr






East of Scotland Region

Unit name

Ninewells Hospital – NHS Tayside

Number of deliveries/ year

Approximately 4500

College tutor(s)

Dr Katy Orr (Katrine.orr@nhs.scot)

Rota coordinator (name and email)

Sarah Mansfield (Sarah.mansfield@nhs.scot)

Rota structure (tier 1: FY2/GPST/ST1-2, tier 2: ST3-7)

Daytime: two tier 2 doctors

Out of hours: one tier 2 doctor

ST1-2 is on the tier 1 rota

Resident consultant nights Monday/Tuesday with one tier 1 doctor

Main site and any additional posts covered in rotation (eg. For clinics or day surgery)

Main site is Ninewells Hospital

Additional site is Perth Royal Infirmary: clinics and elective surgery.

Rotation in ST3+ to NHS Fife

ATSMs offered

Advanced Labour Ward Practice

Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy

Medical education

Benign Abdominal Surgery: open and laparoscopic

Urogynaecology & Vaginal Surgery



Vulval disease

Fetal medicine 

Obstetric medicine 

Subfertility and Reproductive Health

Specialist services.

Maternal/fetal medicine

Early pregnancy

Hydatidiform mole service

Assisted conception unit

TOP service

Gynae oncology


Vulval clinic

Outpatient hysteroscopy, Myosure/Novasure


What day of the week is departmental teaching?


How to get there.

Ninewells hospital is located close to A90 providing links to Perth and Aberdeen. Dundee has a train station providing rail links to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Stagecoach bus services X7 and 39 run between Ninewells Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary. Alternative bus routes 73 and X54 also serve Ninewells Hospital hourly during the day. 

Bike racks are available at Ninewells Hospital and there is an excellent network of cycling routes which can be found at Sustrans.

Top Five things you need to know.

  • Lovely supportive and friendly department.  
  • Large teaching hospital with onsite medical school with many opportunities to be involved in providing teaching and facilitating exams.
  • Excellent facilities available including surgical skills centre and ultrasound simulation.
  • Great opportunities for audit/research/quality improvement topics.
  • Well developed and enthusiastic mentor system, peer-led teaching and laparoscopic skills training available.

This page was last updated on: 04.11.2021 at 11.46