Jed Hawe is a Consultant Gynaecologist practising in Chester with extensive experience in General Gynaecology, Minimal Access Surgery and Gynaecological Oncology. He qualified at the University of Liverpool in 1987 and completed specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000 being awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London. His initial period of training in the Mersey Deanery provided him with a broad-based general experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before moving to Middlesbrough in 1996 to undertake a research position and advanced surgical training in Minimal Access Surgery with Professor Ray Garry. After 3 years in Middlesbrough he returned to the Mersey Deanery to complete his specialist training before successfully becoming a Consultant at the Countess of Chester Hospital and the Chester Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital in February 2001. In December 2013, he formed Cheshire Womens Health with Mr Jim McCormack, Mr Nabil Haddad and Mr Simon Wood and along with Dr Dinardo and Mr Ibraheim, the group provide expert women’s health care.

It was in Middlesbrough that he developed his skills in advanced hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. During this time he researched extensively in endometrial ablation techniques, laparoscopic management of endometriosis and laparoscopic hysterectomy. He has given lectures nationally and internationally on these subjects and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals gaining a national and international reputation in the field on minimal access surgery.

Since 2001, Mr Hawe, as Consultant Lead for Minimal Access Surgery, has continued to develop the service at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust and the Chester Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital. He provides services such as laparoscopic management of advanced endometriosis, all laparoscopic hysterectomy techniques, adhesiolysis, adnexal surgery and advanced hysteroscopic surgery such as endometrial resection and ablation techniques for the treatment of heavy periods and fibroids. For the management of advanced endometriosis, where appropriate, he works with a specialist team which includes colo-rectal surgeons, urologist, pain specialists and counsellors to provide a holistic approach to this very complex condition. The aim of the surgical team is to provide treatments via a minimal access approach when clinically appropriate.

Mr Hawe has also developed the service for gynaecological oncology. He is the Unit Lead for Gynaecological Oncology and has successfully introduced minimal access techniques for the management of gynaecological cancers such as early stage endometrial cancer, both locally and regionally. He was the regional chair of the Merseyside and Cheshire Gynaecology Cancer Network Group from 2008-11 and has represented this group at national forums.

Mr Hawe has extensive experience in hospital management which has led to him developing an in depth knowledge in how to manage teams and develop services in the NHS. He was Clinical Director for Women’s and Children’s services at the Countess of Chester from 2003 to 2009. In 2011, he was successful in becoming the Trust Cancer Lead for all cancer services at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Mr Hawe has also worked with NICE doing appraisals on laparoscopic hysterectomy, endometrial ablation techniques and more recently in the development and publication of the NICE guideline, Ovarian Cancer: the recognition and initial management of ovarian cancer, published in April 2011. He also works closely as an author with EIDO, a company that provides patient information to the NHS and Private Sector. He has written several patient information leaflets in association with EIDO which are all evidence based and updated annually.

Mr Hawe practices a listening and empathetic approach to his care. He aims to provide a one stop diagnostic service wherever possible to reduce anxiety, intervention only when clinically indicated and when it is indicated via a minimal access technique if possible. He is a strong believer in evidence based medicine, patient information and informed consent as he believes that this vital for successful management of patient conditions.