Profile: Dr.Edwin Chandraharan


Lead for Clinician Labour Ward

Lead for Clinical Governance in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

St George’s Hospital, London

  • Academic Achievements: Gold Medal for ENT and Head & Neck Surgery and Gold Medals in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Medical School. He was also awarded Gold Medals for the Best Candidate in Master of Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, both Part 1 & Part 2 examinations.
  • Publications: He has published several abstracts in National and International Scientific Meetings and over 50 Chapters and Review articles in various aspects of obstetrics and gynaecological practice. His special interests include intrapartum foetal monitoring and massive postpartum haemorrhage. He has also contributed to the development of RCOG Good Practice Guideline ‘The Maternity Dashboard: Clinical Performance and Governance Score Card’, which is now being implemented by many Trusts in the UK and have been recommended by the Chief Medical Officer’s Report.
  • Teaching and Training: He has been invited to both National and International Scientific Meetings to lecture on foetal monitoring. He is the course coordinator for ‘CTG’ and ‘High Risk Labour and Intrapartum Emergencies’ courses at St. George’s University of London.
  • Contribution to the wider NHS: He was the RCOG Representative to the Maternity Services Improvement Board (MSIB) of NHS London and has been involved in the development of new models of care and to institute measures to improve maternity services in London. He was also a member of the Clinical Expert Group (CEP) set up to advice the Department of Health and NHS London on the future of maternity services. As a member of workforce task group of Healthcare for London, he has been involved in the workforce planning in Maternity services. He was also a member of the Intrapartum Score Card Advisory Group of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and was a member of the Clinical Leaders Network (CLN). He is a member of the Editorial Board for National e-learning on CTG and is also a member of the International Expert Panel on Foetal Monitoring.


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