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Research

RESEARCH PROGRAM


A] AWARDS AND PRIZES

1. PERSONAL AWARDS

1.1 Abdul H Sultan

14.2.93 The Victor Bonney Shield
for the best presentation to The Victor Bonney Society, Hampshire:
Are junior doctors and midwives adequately trained to repair the perineum?

12.10.93 The Gladys Dodds Prize
for the best presentation at the Senior Registrars and Registrars Conference, RCOG, London: Anal sphincter disruption during vaginal delivery

2.6.95 The Ellis Barnett Prize
for the best paper published in "Clinical Radiology," the official journal of the Royal College of Radiologists:
Endosonography of the anal sphincter: normal anatomy and comparison with manometry

24.7.00 Awards for Excellence in the NHS 2000
Nominated by Croydon Health Authority

10.11.05 Hospital Doctor "UK Continence team of the year 2005"
Abdul Sultan, Ranee Thakar and team
Award for "orchestrating clinical excellence"

10.11.05 Hospital Doctor "UK Doctor of the Year 2005"
Overall winner chosen from 15 category winners

1.2 Ranee Thakar

14.04.99 Evidence Based Medicine Meeting Prize, RCOG
For the best oral presentation on:
Total versus subtotal hysterectomy: What is the evidence?

06.10.00 SW Thames Regional Registrars Meeting Prize, Crawley
For the best presentation on:.
Effect of hysterectomy on on bladder and bowel function.

24.10.00 International Urogynecological Association prize
for the best oral presentation
A randomised study of total and subtotal hysterectomy: Effect on bladder and bowel function

16.02.01 Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars prize meeting
For the best oral presentation
A randomised study of total and subtotal hysterectomy: Effect on bladder and bowel function

10.11.05 Hospital Doctor "UK Continence team of the year 2005"
Abdul Sultan, Ranee Thakar and team
Award for "orchestrating clinical excellence"

21.02.08 Bjorn Fortling Award, Treviso
for the best original work presentation
Long term outcome after total and subtotal hysterectomy

17.09.08 Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Award, International Urogynecological Association, Taipei
for the best abstract presentation
Removing the cervix at hysterectomy: an unnecessary intervention?

24.10.08 International Continence Society prize, Cairo
for the best clinical abstract presentation
Removing the cervix at hysterectomy: an unnecessary intervention?

2. AWARDS TO FELLOWS

3.7.03 Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Do hands-on training workshops on obstetric perineal repair change clinical practice? Croydon Research Day - 2nd prize best oral presentation

1.5.04 Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Occult sphincter injuries- myth or reality?
Victor Bonney Society Meeting, London - 2nd prize best oral presentation

1.7.04 Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Croydon obstetric anal sphincter injury repair protocol- time for national implementation? Croydon Research Day- Best poster presentation

1.7.04 Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. The role of endoanal sonography in detecting obstetric anal sphincter injuries, Croydon Research Day - Best oral presentation

18.2.05 Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Occult anal sphincter injuries- Myth or Reality. Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars prize meeting  - 2nd Prize, Best oral presentation

31.3.05 Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injury- A prospective study, International Continence Society (UK), Glasgow - 1st prize, Best podium presentation

30.09.05 Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Occult anal sphincter injuries -- myth or reality?
Fourth South Thames Postgraduate Conference - 1st prize for the best oral presentation

13.10.05 Andrews V, Thakar R, Jones PW, Sultan AH. Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries
The Victor Bonney Society - 1st prize, Best oral presentation

17.2.06 Scheer I, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Will my sex life get better, Doctor? Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars prize meeting - 2nd Prize, Best oral presentation

11.03.06 Scheer I, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Urinary incontinence after obstetric anal sphincter trauma
Roy Forum Urodynamicum, Germany - First prize, Best presentation

29.06.06 Fernando RJ, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Are vaginal pessaries as effective as surgery in symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse? Croydon Research Day - First prize, Best oral presentation

16.02.07 Scheer I, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Does pregnancy and delivery affect pelvic organ support?
Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars prize meeting - First prize, Best poster

01.06.08 Abdool Z, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Prospective evaluation of outcome of vaginal pessaries versus surgery in women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse - IUGA fellowship award

25.06.11 Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Obstetric Perineal Trauma- A complete audit cycle, Croydon Research Day - Best audit presentation

25.06.11 Van Delft K, Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Inter-rater reliability of clinical assessment in obstetric practice, Croydon Research Day - Best Research Poster

01.07.11 Elenskaia K, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Scheer I, Onwude J. Does mode of delivery affect pelvic organ support and quality of life? A longitudinal 5 year study . International Urogynecological Association, Lisbon - Fellows Best Oral Podium Presentation Prize

19.06.12 Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Stankiewicz A. Is pelvic floor ultrasonography useful when combined with clinical assessment? Croydon University Hospital, Research Day, Croydon - Best research presentation

19.06.12 Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Stankiewicz A. Natural progression of pelvic organ prolapse using dynamic 2D- transperineal ultrasonography: a one year prospective study, Croydon University Hospital, Research Day, Croydon - Best research presentation

19.06.12 Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Stankiewicz A. A one year prospective comparison of vaginal pessaries and surgery in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse using the validated ICIQ-VS questionnaire, Croydon University Hospital Research Day, Croydon - Runner up prize - research presentation

 19.06.12  Johnson A, Sultan A, Thakar R.Midwives training in the management of perineal trauma – time fornreappraisal? Croydon University Hospital, Research Day - Best poster prize

07.09.12   Lone F, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A. Vascularity of the urethra in urinary continent women using colour doppler high-frequency endovaginal ultrasonography (EVUS) 37th Annual IUGA Meeting, Brisbane - Best oral poster by a fellow

06.11.12 Thiagamoorthy G, Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Audit of variations in the incidence, management and recording of obstetric perineal trauma in the United Kingdom. BSUG Annual Research Meeting - Best Abstract

22.03.13 Thiagamoorthy G, Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Audit of variations in the incidence, management and recording of obstetric perineal trauma in the United Kingdom. Royal Society of Medicine, Herbert Reiss Prize 2013, London - 2nd Prize- Best presentation

18.06.13 Van Delft KWM, Thakar R , Sultan AH. Levator Ani Muscle detachment: predicting the missing link? Ist Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

18.06.13 Thiagamoorthy G, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Does concomitant insertion of a minimally invasive suburethral sling (MIS) insertion adversely affect the subjective outcome of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery? - 2nd Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

18.06.13 Van Delft KWM, Thakar R , Sultan AH. Is there a relationship between anal canal dimensions and anal incontinence following childbirth? 3rd Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

18.06.14 Naidu M, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Getting the size right, are gynaecologists ready for it - 1st Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

18.06.15 Jordan P, Naidu M, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Effect of subsequent vaginal delivery on bowel symptoms and anorectal function in women who sustained a previous Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) - Best prize for Service Development, Croydon Research Day

18.06.15 Naidu M, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Outcome of anal symptoms and anorectal function following two obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) - A prospective case controlled study - Highly commended research presentation, Croydon Research Day

18.05.15 Naidu M, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Reducing Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries Using Perineal Support, a Preliminary Experience - Best poster, Croydon Research Day

04.10.16 Van Gruting. The diagnostic accuracy of four imaging techniques for diagnosis of posterior pelvic floor disorders - Best Clinical Research Paper, EUGA meeting, Amsterdam

23.05.17 Arendsen L P, Thakar R, Sultan AH. The Impact of Copper Impregnated Wound Dressings on Surgical Site Infection after Caesarean Section: a Double Blind Randomised Controlled Pilot Study - Research Winner, Croydon Research Day

23.05.17 Balachandran A, Suresh G, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Postnatal Bladder Care - Highly Commended Audit Presentation, Croydon Research Day

23.05.17 Balachandran A, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Reducing Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury Rates in Croydon - Our Success Story - Clinical Service/Service Improvement Winner, Croydon Research Day

23.05.17 Balachandran A, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Prescribing Management following Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears - Audit Poster Winner, Croydon Research Day

 


B] UROGYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOW POST


Croydon University Hospital


Program Directors:
Ranee Thakar , MD MRCOG, Abdul H Sultan MD FRCOG. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 530 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, England, CR7 7YE, United Kingdom.

Tel +44-208-4013161; Fax +44-208-4013681; email: ranee.thakar@nhs.net; website: www.perineum.net


Program faculty: Muti Abulafi & Ian Swift, consultant colorectal surgeons;
Trainees per year: 1 subspeciality trainee (2-3 years) accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; 2 urogynaecology research fellows (1-2 years); 1 colorectal research fellow (1-2 years).
Salary: Year 4/5 specialist registrar rate for subspecialist trainee; First research fellow salary varies according to grade and second post is self funded. Malpractice insurance is covered by Crown Indemnity.
Other covered expenses: Flights, registration and hotel accommodation at national and international meetings where oral presentations have been accepted (at discretion of program directors).
Special interest areas: Pelvic floor dysfunction and rehabilitation, Obstetric anal sphincter trauma, Urinary and faecal incontinence, Pelvic floor reconstruction, Obstructed defaecation, Sacral nerve modulation, Pelvic floor and anal sphincter imaging.


Date program initiated: 2002
Subspecialists till 2011: 2
Research fellows till 2011: 9