Edwin Chandraharan M.B.B.S. M.S (Obs & Gyn), DFFP, DCRM, FSLCOG, FRCOG
Edwin works as the Lead Clinician for Labour Ward at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London. He has been the Clinical Director for Women’s services FROM 2011-2016 and THE Lead for Clinical Governance in Obstetrics and Gynaecology FROM 2005-2017. He is passionate about delivering high quality patient care with a strong focus on Transformational Training, Risk Management and Patient Experience.
Teaching and Training
Edwin firmly believes in improving safety and quality of care by transformational teaching and training which leads .to changes in practice and improvement in care. He has received Gold Medals in Pathology, ENT & Head & Neck Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Medical School as well as Gold Medals in both Master of Surgery Part 1 & Part 2 Examinations of the University of Colombo. He has been invited to both National and International Scientific Meetings to deliver lectures and seminars on fetal monitoring, obstetric emergencies, postpartum haemorrhage, acute gynaecology and early pregnancy ultrasound, Risk Management and Team Working. He conducts ‘Training the Trainers’’ Workshops and has been the course lead of the Basic Practical Skills Course at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is the current course co-ordinator for ‘CTG’ and ‘High Risk Labour and Intrapartum Emergencies’ courses at St. George’s University of London and Course Lead for the Baby Lifeline CTG Masterclasses. He is the co-organizer of the RCOG Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Course and he was on the Editorial Board of the National E-learning for Healthcare in Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring. He conducts over 25 CTG/ Fetal ECG Masterclasses in several centres in the UK, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, China and Australia each year. He was the UK representative to the 3-member International Panel which revised the FIGO Guidelines on CTG, to be implemented in approximately 50 countries. He was a member of the guideline group for the RCOG Greentop Guideline on Postpartum Haemorrhage (December 2016).
He has published several abstracts in National and International Scientific Meetings and over 75 Chapters and Review articles in various aspects of obstetrics and gynaecological practice. His special interests include intrapartum fetal monitoring, Risk Management & Team Working 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 has been implemented by many Trusts in the UK and has been recommended by the Chief Medical Officer’s Report. He is a peer reviewer for The Lancet, BJOG, Journal of Perinatal Medicine, The Green Journal and European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Consultant Editor for Labour and Delivery for the Global Library of Women’s Medicine. He is the Co-Editor of the Textbook ‘Obstetric and Intrapartum Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Management’ and an Associate Editor of High Risk Obstetrics: Management Options. He has recently edited the Handbook of CTG Interpretation: from patterns to physiology (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Contribution to the wider NHS
Edwin leads a regional multi-disciplinary Tertiary Referral Service for women with Abnormal invasion of the placenta, especially placenta percreta. He was the lead investigator who developed the new conservative surgical technique ‘The Triple P Procedure’ for percreta, which has now been incorporated in the International FIGO Guidelines on Abnormal Invasion of the Placenta (2018). 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. 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 has also been involved in conducting Service Assessments and conducting external reviews of Maternity Deaths. He is an accredited Expert Witness and has appeared in both Coroner’s and the High Courts as an Expert Witness and holds the Cardiff Law School Expert Witness Certificate.