Dr Yi Ling Chan
Consultant in Obstetrics and Urogynaecology
MB BS, MRCOG, FRCOG
I'm a Consultant in Obstetrics and Urogynaecology based at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. I also have private practice privileges at Spire Elland Hospital.
I am the Urogynaecology Lead for the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) Pelvic Floor Service. The Pelvic Floor Service comprises Urogynaecology, Urology, Colorectal services, Women's health physiotherapy and Continence Advisory Services in Calderdale and Kirklees.
I set up the Urogynaecology Multidisciplinary Team Meeting (MDT) and the Pelvic Floor MDT for Calderdale and Kirklees. The MDT is a group of healthcare staff who are members of different professions, eg Consultants, nurses, that work together to make decisions regarding the treatment of individual patients.
The Pelvic Floor Service has been awarded the British Society of Urogynaecology Accreditation. I am actively involved in promotion of Women’s Health at local, national and international levels.
I strongly believe in individualised care, holistic approach and helping women make informed decision. I'm an advocate for promotion of pelvic floor health. I promote the concept of delivery of a package of care via an evidenced based multidisciplinary approach.
I actively engage in research. I am a local principle investigator for several United Kingdom multicentre studies. Under my leadership, the CHFT Pelvic Floor Service became part of the British Society of Urogynaecology Research Network since its inauguration. I'm a member of the British Society of Urogynaecology National Audit Database Committee and active member of International Urogynecological Association (IUGA). I recognise the risk factors to women’s pelvic floor and general health in the modern era. I play an active role in promotion of women’s pelvic floor health and am a committee member of the International Urogynecological Consultation (IUC) for Pelvic Floor Muscle Training. I have also made contributions to several advisory boards in relation to women’s health.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Yi Ling Chan at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Elland Hospital.
MB BS / Malaysia / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MRCOG / London / 2003
Membership of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG / London / 2015
Fellowship of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Governance Committee, British Society of Urogynaecology
Affiliate Member, European Urogynaecological Association
Member, International Urogynecological Association
Member, British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
Member, European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
Elected Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Consultant in Obstetrics and Urogynaecology, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
I am a proud mother and I enjoy cooking, outdoor activities, Chinese calligraphy and travelling.
I am fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese.
I enjoy my work as a volunteer for the Leeds Chinese Community School. During my time there I have taken part in fundraising and am actively involved in charity events including organising workshops, award ceremonies and performances for Chinese New Year to name but a few.