Dr Pierre Martin-Hirsch

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Gynaecologist Job title: Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Gynaecologist

Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Telephone number: 01772 524442

Primary medical qualification: MBCHB

Other qualifications: BSFROG MD

Year of registration: 1987

GMC number: 420391

Career history:

Specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology, NW Deanery .
Wellbeing Research Fellow, St James's University Hospital, Leeds
RCOG Subspecialty Trainee/ Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology, Manchester University / Christie / St Mary’s Hospital .
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Gynaecologist for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2001-present),

Trust Lead for Gynaecological Oncology

Hon Professor Lancaster University , Hon SL UCLAN,  Editor BJOG & Secretary of British Colposcopy Society, Executive Board of International Federation of Colposcopy , North West Coastal research network lead for Reproductive Health and Gynaecological Oncology

Specialist areas: Gynaecological oncology; colposcopy; vulval / vaginal precancer; oncology training

Specialist Interests: Minimal access surgery,  Vulval disorders , colposcopy, ovarian cancer surgery, patient information

Research interests: Evidence Based Practice  in Gynaecological oncology, Imaging, Surgery in ovarian Cancer, Follow-up care, Patient information, Translational research, outcomes after treatment of cervical pre-cancer. >100 published papers. Supervision of academic trainees, clinical research fellows undertaking MDs, PHD students.

Clinics: Gynaecological Oncology Clinic; Colposcopy Clinic; Vulva CLinic; Gynaecology Clinic

Improving Outcomes in Gynaecological Oncology;
H.C. Kitchener, P.L. Martin-Hirsch 1997 NHS Executive

Pilot Study of Photodynamic Therapy For VIN / CIN
P.L. Martin-Hirsch, HC. Kitchener 1997 Central Manchester R+D

Supra-regional Audit of Maternity Care for Pregnant Adolescents
M.W. Seif, P.L. Martin-Hirsch, M. Maresh 1998 North West R+D
R.C.T. evaluating strategies to improve compliance for colposcopyA. Tomlinson, P.L. Martin-Hirsch 1998

Central Manchester R+D
R.C.T evaluating a novel collection device for cervical cytology
P.L. Martin-Hirsch, H. Kitchener 2000   Ampersand International

Cochrane / Systematic Reviews in Cervical Screening
P.L. Martin-Hirsch., M. Arbyn  2005   Cochrane Collaboration   
Characterisation of cervical cells employing photothermal micro-spectroscopy +
Characterisation of DNA adducts in endometrium  2005+2006 
P.L. Martin-Hirsch, F. Martin .LTHT and Rosemere Cancer Charity
Synucleins as Biomarkers and Potential Targets for Intervention in Cancer Progression
Dr. O El-Agnaf, P.Martin-Hirsch, S Aswad, F Martin  2005
Terry Fox Fund for Cancer Research
Human Ovarian Cancer: Stem Cells & Drug Resistance 2006

Professor Hassan T Hassan, P.L. Martin-Hirsch
NHS Cochrane Collaboration Programme Grant Scheme
Diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancer: improving the evidence for the NHS 2007

Khalid Khan, Sudha Sundhar, Pierre Martin-Hirsch, Trcey Roberts, Peter Guest Clinical Effectiveness of PET-CT imaging in restaging cervical cancer: systematic review and economic modelling:  HTA  June 2010

Andrea Rockall, Jon Hill, Pierre Martin-Hirsch, Sundha Sudhar, Richard Edmunson and Colleagues Prospective study evaluating PET in diagnosing lymph node disease in uterine and cervical cancer: Preston / Barts / Cambridge / Birmingham CRUK funded Nov 2010

C. Williams, P. Martin-Hirsch, R. Naik, J. Morrison S. Kehoe  Optimising care, diagnosis and treatment pathways to ensure cost effectiveness and best practice in gynaecological cancer: improving the evidence for the NHS: NIHR Cochrane Collaboration Programme Grant Scheme Jan 2011
K. Beaver, P. Martin-Hirsch  A.Tomlinson, S Williamson, C. Sutton Comparing hospital and telephone follow-up for women treated for endometrial cancer (ENDOCAT: Endometrial Cancer telephone follow-up trial. RFPB April 2011
Towards disease diagnosis through spectrochemical imaging of tissue architecture.

Engineering and Physics Research Council April 2013 :  Weightman and colleagues.

Liverpool / Lancaster Universities I am a clinical partner with Lancashire  Teaching Hospitals as the healthcare partner
Development of multimedia patient information resources for all cancers; Rosemere Cancer Charity 2014



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Member of staff appointed into high profile, national role

Member of staff appointed into high profile, national role

A member of staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed into a high profile, national role.

Pierre Martin Hirsch, Consultant Gynaecologist and Director of Research and Innovation at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has recently been appointed as President of the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) for the next three years.

The British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology is a national society with circa 2000 members, that sets out the standards for practice and training in colposcopy within the cervical screening programme. A colposcopy is a simple procedure used to look at the cervix; often performed if cervical screening has uncovered abnormal cells in the cervix.

As part of Pierre’s new role, he recently organised the annual members meeting. Pierre said: “I organised the prestigious annual BSCCP meeting this year in Manchester for over 600 people in line with me becoming President of the society for the next three years. I organised for international speakers from the United States, New Zealand, Australia, France and the UK to speak at the event, which was a great success.”

“As we are the cancer centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria, as well as a leading research centre, it’s really important that we’re involved in such pioneering studies and work through collaboration and analysis of best practice. This will enable us to bring emerging treatment and approaches to patients now, as well as break new ground in healthcare that will benefit future generations. I am pleased to have been appointed into this prestigious role which reflects positively not just on my work, but on the work of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals too.”