Consultant Profile

Mr Robin  Crawford

Mr Robin  Crawford MD (London) FRCS England FRCOG
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics
    • Colposcopy
    • Endometriosis
    • Gynaecological cancer
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Menopause
    • Menorrhagia
    • Menstrual Disorders
    • Reproductive health
Special clinical interests:

Surgical techniques including minimal access or keyhole surgery; health care provision and outcomes; cancer care and prediction of outcome; human papilloma virus and its effects

Research interests:

Surgical technique in cancer surgery; human papilloma virus; health care provision and outcomes

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Associate Lecturer, Cambridge University
Clinical Director Gynaecology Addenbrookes Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

National Cancer Intelligence Network Gynaecological and comorbidity sub groups
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Gynaecological Cancer Society
International Gynaecological Cancer Society
British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Weekly clinic – please ring Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital for next appointment on 01223 266990
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I attended medical school in Cambridge and London and developed an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology after undertaking a student pathology project. I worked in London and around whilst obtaining my surgical fellowship and membership of the RCOG. I undertook a fellowship in gynaecological oncology and a research thesis on cervical cancer at  St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal Marsden Hopitals. I started in Addenbrookes,Cambridge in 1998 as a consultant gynaecological oncologist after working in Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne Australia. I have wide experience in gynaecological surgery both laparoscopic and open and am well known for innovation such as short stay hysterectomy and single port surgery.

Personal profile:

I enjoy cooking and fine wine in my spare time. Although, Cambridge is flat I try and go to the mountains several times a year whether in the winter for skiing or the summer for walking. I like travelling and have a penchant for crime novels. I speak German and some French and threaten to learn some Chinese!

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Mr Robin  Crawford

Mr Robin  Crawford Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

Womens Health at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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More information about Mr Crawford

Developing the gynaecological cancer centre in Cambridge we have seen improvements in survival of over 30% over the last decade. I have worked with the RCOG developing a new curriculum for gynaecological oncology and the NHS cancer screening service as part of their quality control. I have been a council member of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society. I have worked with NICE on the cancer consideration panel and  have set quality standards for care in ovarian cancer. I now am actively working with the Department of Health and NHS Improvement on a national project helping patients get better quicker, the enhanced recovery programme. This allows patients to be better informed about their surgery, better prepared for the procedure and to come through the operation with the best outcome leading to a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.

I obtained my doctorate of medicine from the University of London having done my medical degree at Cambridge University. I am author on over 60 peer reviewed papers. I review for national and international journals. I have collaborated in research projects with grants totalling nearly three quarters of a million pounds. My areas of ongoing research are surgical and diagnostic techniques, human papilloma virus disease, genetics of cancer and population outcomes.

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