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Episiotomy and Second Degree Perineal Tears : Hands-on Workshop


Course Directors


Mr Abdul H Sultan, MD FRCOG

  • Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Croydon University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey.
  • Honorary Reader, St. George's University of London.

Miss Ranee Thakar, MD MRCOG

  • Consultant Obstetrician & Urogynaecology Subspecialist, Croydon University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, St. George's University of London.



Trauma to the perineum during childbirth occurs frequently and may have serious consequences. Perineal trauma can occur spontaneously or intentionally by a surgical incision (episiotomy). It is estimated that over 85% of women who have spontaneous vaginal birth will sustain some form of perineal trauma and of these 60-70% will require suturing. This course is essential for all midwives practising obstetrics and repairing perineal tears but will also be useful to doctors and Labour Ward Managers.


This course is now combined with the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Course



Postgraduate Medical Centre (PGMC), Yellow Zone



Further Information

Please Contact:

Michelle Lawrence
Croydon University Hospital

Lancaster Suite
530 London Road


Phone : +44 737 675 6280
E-Mail : Michellelawrence1@nhs.net


For a recommended hotel within the Croydon area, there is The Croydon Park Hotel: http://www.croydonparkhotel.com/


For basic accommodation the Ibis (Croydon) 020 8689 8989 is located directly opposite Croydon University Hospital: