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The majority of Colposcopy clinics are held in the Sir William Rous Unit. This is located on the right hand side of the main entrance on Galsworthy road. There is a clinic once per week that takes place in gynaecology outpatients. This is located in the Roehampton wing in the main hospital. The place of your appointment will be clearly documented at the top of your appointment letter. A map will be included with all new appointments.

Galsworthy Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 7QB
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Patient contact information Colposcopy Appointments: 0208 934 6407 Nurse Colposcopists: : 0208 934 6407

Colposcopy is an examination to look more closely at the cervix (neck of the womb) or vulva.

The examination is carried out by a doctor or nurse specialising in colposcopy. The colposcopy team consists of four consultants and two specialist nurses.

The instrument used is called a colposcope and this magnifies the cervix or vulva. Biopsies (small samples of tissue) are often taken to aid diagnosis.

We see women with a range of different conditions. 


These include:

  • Pre-cancerous abnormalities of the cervix (CIN - cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and CGIN- cervical glandular intraepithelial neoplasia).
  • Abnormal appearance of cervix seen by the GP.
  • Abnormal bleeding.
  • Pre-cancerous abnormalities of the vulva and vagina (VIN - vulval intraepithelial neoplasia and VAIN - vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia).
  • Skin conditions of the vulva (such as lichen sclerosis, lichen planus, dermatological problems).


Across the range of conditions we offer:

  • Diagnosis by colposcopic examination, with biopsy where necessary.
  • Surveillance of pre-cancerous changes to the cells on the cervix, vagina and vulva.
  • Treatment to the cervix, vaginal and vulva.
  • " Thank you so much to all the staff within the colposcopy department for all your suport over the past couple of years. My abnomal cells were monitored and eventually returned to normal without treatment, Throughout I aways felt reassured that I was recieving the best possible care." Thank you letter
Cerivical Screening- The Colposcopy Examination 31 March 2013
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Our Colposcopy Team

Consultants and key staff

You must be referred by  Kingston Cytology laboratory or by your GP.

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