Mr Nicholas Wood
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Gynaecologist
MBBS, BSc, MRCOG, MD
Health informatics. His surgical interests are maximal effort cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian/fallopian tube cancer, minimal access surgery (laparoscopic and robotic) and fertility preserving surgery for cervix cancer.
Nick has been principal investigator for National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) portfolio trials and is supervising an MD Research Degree student investigating advanced clinical data to better predict patients who may require enhanced post-operative care.
Other Professional Roles/Awards/Esteem Markers
- British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Research Grant (2008)
- Rosemere Cancer Foundation project grant (2010)
- National Cancer Intelligence Network project grant (2012)
- Integrated Digital Care Fund Award (2013)
- Integrated Digital Care Fund Award (2014)
Nick is an RCOG subspecialty trained gynaecological oncologist have completed a research degree and subspecialty training at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds before starting as a consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust(LTH) in 2008. His surgical interests are maximal effort cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian/fallopian tube cancer, minimal access surgery (laparoscopic and robotic) for endometrial cancer and fertility preserving surgery for cervix cancer.
Nick has an interest in clinical informatics and, until recently, was the Chief Clinical Information Officer (2014-2020) for the Trust. He provided clinical leadership for the deployment of the electronic patient record (EPR) and the reporting of data to clinicians to support transformation of care and patient safety. He is now supervising a clinical research fellow using advanced clinical data to better predict patients who may require enhanced post-operative care.
The British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS) is the professional home of healthcare providers working and researching the area of gynaecological cancers. Nick is currently Honorary Secretary and Trustee of the BGCS (2019-2022) and has been involved in many aspects of the Society for some time. He has worked with BGCS colleagues to use Patient Reported Outcome Measure questionnaires to assess the impact of diagnosis and treatment on over 3000 women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. Most recently he has co-authored guidance for clinicians and patients on gynaecological cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Gynaecological Oncology Team at LTH are research active under the leadership of Professor Pierre Martin-Hirsch. Nick has been principal investigator for National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) portfolio trials. A list of publications from the Surgical Gynaecological Oncology Team are available here - Heritage Online (nhslibraries.com).
Nick is currently part of the senior clinical leadership team at LTH as Divisional Medical Director for Women’s and Children’s Services (2020-present). The Division includes Obstetrics/Maternity, Gynaecology, Gynaecological Oncology, Breast Surgery, Paediatrics, Neonatal Unit, Community and Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics and the SAFE Centre (regional sexual assault referral centre).
When not working Nick enjoys living in the Ribble Valley with his wife (also a consultant at LTH) and family. He enjoys cycling, walking and occasionally competes in triathlons.