Genito-Urinary Medicine

General description of the work of a Consultant in Genito–Urinary Medicine

The Consultant in Genito–Urinary Medicine deals with sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STDs) including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, HIV and AIDs. He/she may also deal with impotence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Most common clinical areas / procedures leading to a claim of clinical negligence

  • delay in diagnosis of sexually transmitted infection
  • mismanagement of the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection
  • medication issues related to a sexually transmitted infection

Sub–Specialities / Alternative and Additional job titles

The Consultant in Genito–Urinary Medicine is usually a Consultant Physician or a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Genito–Urinary Medicine. He/She may also be known as a Consultant in Sexual Health or a Consultant Genitourinary Physician.

Usual Qualifications

The Consultant in Genito–Urinary Medicine will usually have MRCP or FRCP (Membership or Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) or MRCOG or FRCOG (Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) after his/her name.

Academic Appointments

The Consultant in Genito–Urinary Medicine may be a Lecturer or Professor in Genitourinary Medicine at a Medical School. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians or the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.