Miss Olivia Barney

Miss Olivia Barney

Consultant Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Olivia Barney at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Hysteroscopic treatment (including MyoSure (polyps and fibroids)
  • Insertion of Mirena IUS/IUCD
  • Laparoscopic neosalpingostom
  • Myomectomy
  • NovaSure)
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Treatment of Endometriosis

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist since 2011, although the majority of my workload is in gynaecology. I have special interests in Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy care as well as Ambulatory gynaecology (outpatient hysteroscopic procedures). In addition to these specialist areas, I am also a general gynaecologist and a surgeon with low complication rates. I can perform all routine gynaecological procedures as well as keyhole surgery for many procedures.

In obstetrics, I am an expert in prematurity prevention and look after patients with an increased risk of preterm delivery or second trimester miscarriage with serial transvaginal cervical surveillance, swabs for BV and insertion of Shirodkar cervical cerclage where indicated.

I have developed expert skills in gynaecological ultrasound and hysteroscopic procedures in an outpatient setting - such as MyoSure resection of submucous fibroids and polyps and endometrial ablation with NovaSure. I perform outpatient hysteroscopy for all indications and use a non-touch technique to minimise discomfort during the procedure. I have very high levels of patient satisfaction. I have extremely high success rates in managing pain with sexual intercourse, particularly vaginismus and vulvodynia.

I am an expert in minimal access surgery, both Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic. I am one of four colleagues in Leicester with advanced hysteroscopic skills in performing MyoSure removal of endometrial polyps and submucous fibroids. I am also skilled in laparoscopic surgery and regularly perform numerous laparoscopic procedures such as the removal of tubes and/or ovaries and the removal of cysts and tubal surgery. I perform in excess of 30 major open operations every year, particularly hysterectomies (abdominal and vaginal) and prolapse repairs as well as myomectomies. I always follow up all my patients so I can be certain that my complication rates are low and satisfaction rates are extremely high.

I am the clinical audit lead for the department at LRI and jointly with my counterpart at Leicester General Hospital. We ensure improvement in quality of care through a rigorous audit process. In 2014 we won audit team of the year in the Trust. I am Joint Guideline Lead in Gynaecology at Leicester University Hospitals.

I am actively involved in teaching - both undergraduates and trainees and am an educational supervisor. I examine medical students on a regular basis.

When you meet me, you can expect to meet a compassionate consultant who is easy to talk to about anything. I will talk to you in terms you can understand and will explain options of treatment without any pressure. At your first appointment, I will ask you what your problem is and allow you the time you need to express your concerns and anxieties. I will then ask you about your other relevant medical history and medications that you take. Following this, I may need to examine you – on the tummy and internally with a speculum and digital examination. A chaperone will also be present. Some investigations may be carried out during the examination and I will explain this beforehand.

Clinical Interests

Adolescent gynaecology
Gynaecology and/or obstetrics
Laparoscopic surgery
Menstrual disorders
Post menopausal problems
Reproductive health
Sexual health

Special Clinical Interests: Early Pregnancy, outpatient hysteroscopic procedures (MyoSure, NovaSure and Essure). Acute Gynaecology including ultrasound. Cervical Cerclage, Early Pregnancy problems and Ultrasound, Fertility control, Hysterectomy (abdominal and vaginal), Menstrual disorders and period problems, Prematurity prevention, Prolapse repair, Recurrent Miscarriage, Urogynaecology (excluding TVT, urodynamics), Vaginismus, Vulval disorders.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University College London / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCOG / London / 2008
Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professional memberships

Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Diplomat of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH Diploma)
Member of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units
Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Member of The International Society For Gynaecologic Endoscopy
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

I am Clinical Audit Lead in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at LRI and Joint Lead for Gynaecology Guidelines Group.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gynaecologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust (with special interests in Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology and Ambulatory Gynaecology).

Coalville Community Hospital (Outpatient's Clinic).

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Research and Publication

Miscarriage and early pregnancy complications.


A study of the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and related conditions in pregnant women attending a sexual health service. International Journal of STD and AIDS
May 2005

A case of pulmonary oedema secondary to carboprost.
August 2012

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Personal Profile

I enjoy spending time with my family at all their sporting activities, walking our springer spaniel and gardening when the weather is good.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Lynne Haddon
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3656 - select Option 2 for Miss Barney
Private secretary email