Mr Kim Hinshaw

Consultant Gynaecologist


Specialises in

I have been an NHS consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at Sunderland Royal Hospital since 1994, and previously a lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Aberdeen.

I offer general gynaecological private care, including management of menstrual (‘period’) problems, pelvic pain (including endometriosis), urinary incontinence, miscarriage (including recurrent miscarriage). I am able to support requests for pregnancy termination (both medical and surgical methods).

I have clinical sessions in both obstetrics and gynaecology and have active research interests in labour management and miscarriage.

I am Director of Research for the Trust and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health Science, University of Sunderland.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kim Hinshaw at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Early pregnancy ultrasound
  • Hysterectomy (vaginal, abdominal, laparoscopically assisted)
  • Hysteroscopy (including endometrial ‘Novasure’ ablation for heavy periods)
  • Laparoscopy (including management of ovarian cysts and endometriosis)
  • Pelvic floor repair (including collagen graft repair)
  • Reversal of female sterilisation
  • Urinary incontinence procedures (tension-free vaginal tape)

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Additional information

Menstrual disorders

Special clinical interests: General gynaecology and associated surgical procedures – menstrual problems, pelvic pain (endometriosis), genital prolapse, urinary incontinence, Management of miscarriage (including recurrent miscarriage), Early pregnancy ultrasound, Termination of pregnancy.

MB BS / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 1982
Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine

FRCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London / 1988
Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London

Professional leadership

National Civilian Consultant Adviser to the British Army
Chair, UKOSS Steering Committee (United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System), Oxford

Consultant Gynaecologist at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Director of Research & Innovation.

I manage a busy professional and family life, with two daughters (17 and 25) and a very active four year old grandson. Outside medicine I enjoy skiing, golf, cycling and (watching) rugby. Within medicine I lecture and teach nationally and internationally, particularly in the areas of obstetric emergency skills/drills training and human factors/patient safety. I remain involved with training in obstetrics and gynaecology at national level, developing the postgraduate curriculum in the specialty.

Telephone 0191 418 8636
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