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I am a Consultant Urogynaecologist working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH), one of UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts and joined the trust in 2009 after completing my subspecialty training in Urogynaecology. I am the lead for the Perineal trauma services, Paediatric Gynaecology services and Laparoscopic Urogynaecology services at STH. I am actively involved in research, teaching and training and hold several Grants. I have over 60 publications in several areas of Urogynaecology and have widely published on Sexual Function in women with pelvic floor disorders.

Private Consultant Gynaecologist & Specialist Urogynaecologist, Sheffield

My Qualification

  • Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate 2019
  • MD, University of Sheffield 2017
  • FRCOG 2013
  • Subspecialty training in Urogynaecology 2008
  • CCT (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) 2008
  • British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical pathology 2006
  • Urodynamics SSM 2006
  • Gynaecology Scanning SSM 2006
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education 2004
  • MRCOG 2000
  • MD 1999
  • MBBS 1995

Prizes

  • First Prize: Supervised Research fellow presentation at Annual Scientific Meeting, BSUG. London. 2020
  • BMA Book Awards: Highly commended award for “Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology”2019
  • EOGS National Women’s Health Conference: Supervised Medical Student award. 2018
  • Bronze Clinical Excellence award: National Award for contribution to service development, research, teaching and training. 2017
  • Tim Chard Award: Supervised Medical student award for Case history to RCOG. 2017
  • KV Bailey award: Supervised Registrar project on Women’s Attitudes attending Perineal Trauma Clinic. 2016
  • Calcutta Eden Award RCOG: Supervised BMedSci student. 2015
  • Ernest Finch: STH Travelling Fellowship. 2013
  • First Prize – Harold Malkin Award. RCOG. 2007
  • First Prize – Annual Research meeting of the BSUG. RCOG 2007
  • First Prize – North Trent Regional SpR Presentation. RHH, Sheffield. 2007
  • Gold Medal – BMOGS Spring Meeting, Kettering General Hospital, 2006
  • Gold Medal – BMOGS Autumn Meeting, Birmingham Women Hospital, 2005
  • Gold Medal – BMOGS Spring Meeting, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, 2002
  • First Prize – North Trent SHO Presentation for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster. 2001
  • First Prize – Annual Function of the Surgical Society, PMCH, Bihar, India 1994
  • First Prize – Symposium on Cardiac Failure, PMCH, Bihar, India 1994
  • First Prize – Inter-College English Debate, PMCH, Bihar, India 1992

Academic Distinctions

  • Gold Medal in General Surgery 1995
  • Gold Medal in Ophthalmology 1995
  • Distinctions in Otorhinolaryngology 1995
  • Distinctions in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 1993
  • Distinctions in Anatomy 1991
  • Distinctions in Physiology 1991
  • Distinctions in Biochemistry 1991

Awards and Grants

  • Insigneo Grant: Elastometer Study for assessment of the Pelvic Floor. 2014
  • Ernest Finch Training fellowship for Consultants. 2013
  • STH Small Grants Scheme (£3000) : Systematic review of the impact of Prolapse surgery on sexual function. 2012
  • Research for patient benefit NiHR Grant (£250,000): Impact of phsyiotherapy on sexual function and a comparison of standard versus electrical stimulation) IPSU study. 2011.
  • STH Small Grants Scheme (£3,200): Systematic review of the impact of stress incontinence surgery on sexual function. 2009
  • UKCS Small Grants Scheme (£2,500): Impact of the Virtual Perineal Trauma clinic on quality and cost of patient care in urogynaecology:a cohort study. 2009
  • Pfizer UK Overactive Bladder/ Detrusor Overactivity Competitive Grants Programme (£10,000): Impact of treatment of OAB on Sexual Function. 2009
  • Medical research Grant – Sheffield Teaching hospitals Charitable Trust (£50,000): Assessing the impact of ePAQ on quality and cost of patient care in Urogynaecology an RCT (co-applicant). 2007
  • Best Candidate Award MOET, Heart of England Foundation Trust.2006
  • Bursary by the West Midlands Deanery of £ 1000 (Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at Wolverhampton University.2004

Research Interest

My main areas of research are related to pelvic floor dysfunction and in particular sexual function, female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

    • Sexual Function in Urogynaecology

My MD Thesis was based on Sexual Function in Women with Urinary Incontinence. This thesis aimed to analyse the association between urinary incontinence and sexual function in women. The impact of different treatment modalities for urinary incontinence and their effect on sexual function was measured. This was through a series of separate experiments. The prevalence of sexual dysfunction is greater in women with pelvic floor disorders and the various interventions for urinary incontinence have a variable impact and this was presented in my thesis (http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/18525/1/MD%20with%20Appendix.pdf).

Because of my expertise in sexual medicine, I was invited by IUGA to lead one of the 5 UK sites that validated an International instrument for use in assessing sexual function in women with pelvic floor dysfunction (A new measure of sexual function in women with pelvic floor disorders (PFD): the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire, IUGA-Revised (PISQ-IR). Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1091-1103)

    • Pelvic Floor Muscle Tone

As Chief Investigator for an RfPB funded trial, I completed an RCT looking at ways to improve pelvic floor muscle tone through physiotherapy with and without electrical stimulation. This study (IPSU) demonstrated no difference in electrical stimulation and standard physiotherapy for women with urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. This was in collaboration with the University of Sheffield (ScHARR) (Impact of pelvic floor muscle training on sexual function of women with UI and a comparison of electrical stimulation versus standard treatment (IPSU trial): a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy. 2018;104:91-97)

Following on from this and in collaboration with the Auckland Engineering institute, I undertook a study using a hand-held vaginal elastometer to measure pelvic floor muscle stiffness in attendees of a postnatal perineal trauma clinic. I investigated the association of pelvic floor muscle stiffness values to demographics, labour characteristics, mode of vaginal delivery, clinical features and evidence of Levator Ani damage on MRI. This received Grant funding from INSIGNEO, University of Sheffield (Postnatal pelvic floor muscle stiffness measured by vaginal elastometry in women with obstetric anal sphincter injury: a pilot study. Int Urogynecol J.2019 Dec 4).

Also, in collaboration with the Auckland Institute, I am currently investigating the changes in pelvic floor muscle pressure profile before and after pelvic organ prolapse surgery using the Intravaginal pressure sensor device (IVPSD). This has received Grant funding from UKCS.

I have ethics approval to analyse the Pelvic floor muscle tone in pregnancy using the IVPSD device. This is scheduled to start in August, 2021 and will be a BMedSci project with the University of Sheffield.

    • National Prolapse Surveys

I have undertaken the 3 National UK Prolapse surveys. The first was in 2007 (National survey on the management of prolapse in the UK. Neurourol Urodyn.2007;26:325-331), followed 5 (The UK national prolapse survey: 5 years on. Int Urogyneco J. 2011;22:517-528) and 10 years later (The UK National Prolapse Survey: 10 years on. Int Urogynecol J. 2018;29:795-801). The prolapse surveys analyse how trends in the surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) amongst UK practitioners has changed in practice by comparing to the previous trends in practice. This work performed consecutively over the past 10 years has also allowed a major understanding into the use of mesh for both vaginal and abdominal surgery for POP and the application of laparoscopic procedures for managing prolapse. This is the most robust epidemiological data till date on the use of mesh for vaginal prolapse. These papers have a joint citation index of over 150.

This survey has subsequently been used and repeated in other countries including Australia.

    • Cost Effectiveness of antibiotic usage for UTIs

In collaboration with ScHARR I undertook a study into the cost-effectiveness of the four antibiotics currently recommended in England for treatment of uncomplicated UTI in adult women. A decision tree economic model of treatment for women over the age of 18 with signs and symptoms of uncomplicated UTI in primary care treatment in England was undertaken. This demonstrated that Trimethoprim is likely to be the most cost-effective first-line treatment for uncomplicated UTI in women (three days is currently recommended) but where there is resistance a single 3g dose of fosfomycin is likely to be the most cost-effective option for empirical treatment (Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women: a comparison of four antibiotics. BJGP Open. 2017 Oct 4;1[3]).

    • Patient Decision Aids

Patient decision Aids (PDA) facilitate shared decision-making allowing patients to make decisions about their healthcare that takes into account their personal values and preferences. I established their clinical utility in a study I led (Utility of patient decision aids (PDA) in stress urinary incontinence surgery.Int Urogynecol J.2019.  30 (9). 1483-1486) and went on to co-author the NICE PDA for stress urinary incontinence surgery on behalf of BSUG. I have investigated how these function in clinical practice and patient satisfaction to their use and am in the process of testing the NICE PDA using the research tool version of the Decision Conflict scale. This will be submitted as an RfPB proposal in June 2021.

    • Vaginal Laser therapy in Breast Cancer patients

In collaboration with the UoS (collaborator Professor Lynda Wyld) I have conducted a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the impact of vaginal laser therapy in breast cancer women where oestrogen in contraindicated (The impact of vaginal laser treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause in breast cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2019. Vol. 19, No. 4, e556-62). This is one of the studies used by NICE in their IPG on the use of vaginal laser for GSM. This systematic review has also formed the basis of an EME (NIHR) Grant we have applied for and is currently under consideration (April 2021). This trial (VALIANT: VAginal Laser In women After breast Neoplasia Treatment), if funded is an RCT which will be led by the UoS with STH as the chief sponsor site and is valued at £1.5 million.

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

I am the author of 69 original and 23 review articles as well as 30 published abstracts. Of these 62 have been as 1st/senior supervising author and the remaining as joint author. These have been cited 1483 (as of 07.05.21) giving an average of 19.7 citations per publication, an h-index of 24 and i10 index of 35.

Key highlights are:

Total Articles in Publications List: 129
Articles with Citation Data: 75
Sum of the Times Cited: 1483
Average citations per article: 19.7
h- index: 24
i10-index: 35
ResearchGate Score: 36.2

Publications

Books – in Print

  • Jha,S and Ferriman, E. Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4)

This was highly commended in the BMA Book Awards (2019) and was nominated for the best book award in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category.

Books- in Press

  • Jha, S and Power, E. Lessons from Medicolegal Cases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Improving Clinical Practice. Cambridge University Press.

Submitted to publishers and due for Publication in 2021.

Chapters – in Print

  1. Pharmacological and surgical management. V Kershaw, S Jha. (Sexual function and pelvic floor dysfunction A guide for nurses and allied health professionals). ISBN 978-3-030-63843-6
  2. Impact of Incontinence on female sexual function. V Kershaw, S Jha. (Sexual function and pelvic floor dysfunction. A guide for nurses and allied health professionals). ISBN 978-3-030-63843-6
  3. Vaginal Hysterectomy with Fibroids. S Jha. (Modern Management of Uterine Fibroids; Cambridge University press. ISBN 9781108420174 (hardback)/ISBN 9781108332798 (epub)
  4. Vaginal Hysterectomy. S Jha, Linda Cardozo. (Medicolegal Issues in Obs and Gynae) Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4.
  5. Midurethral Tape. S Jha. (Medicolegal Issues in Obs and Gynae). Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4.
  6. Ovarian Surgery. S Jha, I Currie. (Medicolegal Issues in Obs and Gynae). Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4.
  7. Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury. S Jha, A Sultan. (Medicolegal Issues in Obs and Gynae). Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4.
  8. S Jha, L Regan. (Medicolegal Issues in Obs and Gynae). Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4
  9. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. R Mathur, S Jha. (Medicolegal Issues in Obs and Gynae). Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4
  10. Vaginal Vault Evisceration. S Jha (Gynaecologic and Obstetric Surgery – Challenges and Management Options). Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-65761-4
  11. Sling procedures: Sexual dysfunction. S Jha, R Thakar. (Gynaecologic and Obstetric Surgery – Challenges and Management Options). Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-65761-4.
  12. Antepartum haemorrhage. H Yeeles, S Jha. (Antenatal Disorders for the MRCOG and Beyond). RCOG Publication. ISBN: 9781107684928.
  13. Problems associated with Sexual Activity: S Jha. Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynaecology (Cardozo and Staskin) 4th Edition. CRC Press. ISBN 9781498796316.
  14. Chronic pelvic pain. S Jha. Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Primary Care. RCGP Publication. ISBN: 0 85084 285 9. 2003.
  15. Urinary tract injuries. S Jha. Oxford Desk Reference – Obstetrics and Gynaecology‏. S. Arulkumaran and A Monga. ISBN:
  16. Uterovaginal prolapse. S Jha. Oxford Desk Reference – Obstetrics and Gynaecology‏. S. Arulkumaran and A Monga. ISBN:
  17. Pre-Test Assessment Using Questionnaires. S Jha, S Radley. Urodynamics Illustrated By P Toozs Hobson and R Thakar. Cambridge University Press. ISBN10 1906985111

Chapters – in Press

  1. Incontinence Surgery and Bladder care. S Jha. (Lessons from Medicolegal cases in O and G; 1st Edition; Cambridge University Press).
  2. Being a Medicolegal Expert and Report Writing. S Jha. (Lessons from Medicolegal cases in O and G; 1st Edition; Cambridge University Press).
  3. Medicolegal issues in Urogynaecology. S Jha (Cardozo and Staskin; 5th Edition; Taylor and Francis).
  4. Genito-urinary prolapse. S Jha. (Challenging Concepts in Urology; Oxford University Press)
  5. Patient counselling and the consent process for laparoscopic urogynaecology. S Jha. (PHILLIPS et al: Laparoscopic Urogynaecology: Principles & Practice; 1st Edition; Cambridge University Press )
  6. Medicolegal Issues in Laparoscopic Urogynaecology. S Jha. (PHILLIPS et al: Laparoscopic Urogynecology: Principles & Practice; 1st Edition; Cambridge University Press)
  7. Sexual Dysfunction. S Jha (Surgical Techniques in Cosmetic Gynaecology; 1st Edition; Springer).
  8. Patient-Reported Outcome Questionnaires to Assess Health-Related Quality of Life and Symptom Impact. V Kershaw, T Gray, S Jha, S Radley (Cardozo and Staskin; 5th Edition; Taylor and Francis).

Original Articles in Print (Refereed Journals)

  1. Athey R, Macdonald M, Jha S. Stage of ovarian cancer at diagnosis. Does presentation as an emergency make a difference? April 2021. EJOGRB.
  2. Gray T, Vickers H, Jha S. PROMS in Urogynaecology: a systematic review and meta-analysis. IUJ.
  3. Hickey I, Jha S, Wyld L. The psychosexual effects of risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in female BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Gynecologic Oncology.
  4. Jha S, Abdi, S. Diverse presentations of OHVIRA syndrome. Clinical Paediatrics. Sage Journals. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922820953582
  5. Menic N, Jha S. Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology services in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital. IJOG. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443615.2020.1821617
  6. Jha S, Tooz-Hobson, P et al. Botulinum Injections for Myofascial Pelvic Pain: a pilot study. Int Urogynecol J. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04435-w
  7. Sideris M, Zamora J, Jha S et al. Risk of anal sphincter injury and anal incontinence after vaginal delivery: a meta-analysis. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol.
  8. Jeffery H, Jha S. Urinary Retention during Menstruation.Questions. Paediatric Nephrology. 2020. June 18th. Doi: 10.1007/s00467-020-04637-w
  9. Jeffery H, Jha S. Urinary Retention during Menstruation.Answers. Paediatric Nephrology. 2020.June 18th. Doi:10.1007/s00467-020-04646-9
  10. Jha S. Episiotomy: necessity or negligence? BJOG.2020.
  11. Valderrama V, Collins SA, Swift S, Jha S, Rosamilia A, de Tayrac R. Joint report on the terminology for surgical procedures to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Feb 14. doi: 10.1007/s00192-020-04237-0. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Valderrama V, Collins SA, Swift S, Jha S, Rosamilia A, de Tayrac R. Joint report on the terminology for surgical procedures to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Mar;26(3):162-172.
  13. Anumba, D; Gillespie, S; Jha S et al. Postnatal pelvic floor muscle stiffness measured by vaginal elastometry in women with obstetric anal sphincter injury: a pilot study. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 Dec 4. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-04136-z. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Krishnaswamy P; Krishnan, M; Jha S. Efficiency of Using a Vaginal Drain after Hysterectomy: A Systematic Review. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2019 Jun; 237:175-180.
  15. Jha S, Krishnaswamy P, Wyld L. Systematic review into use of laser in breast cancer. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2019. Vol. 19, No. 4, e556-62
  16. Jha, S; Duckett, J. Utility of patient decision aids (PDA) in stress urinary incontinence surgery. Int Urogynecol J.2019.  30 (9). 1483-1486.
  17. Gray TG; Sneyd R; Scurr K; Jha S et al. Patient-reported outcome measures which assess body image in urogynaecology patients: a systematic review. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 May;30(5):673-681.
  18. Jha S. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. BJOG 2019;126:443.
  19. Jha S, Hillard T, Monga A, Duckett J. National BSUG audit of stress urinaryincontinence surgery in England. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 Aug; 30(8):1337-1341.
  20. Gray TG, Vickers H, Jha S, Jones GL, Brown SR, Radley SC. A systematic review of non-invasive modalities used to identify women with anal incontinence symptoms after childbirth. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 Jun;30(6):869-879

Review Articles in Print (Referred Journals)

  1. Jha S. Spotlight on Law and Ethics. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.2020. 22 (2);101-2.
  2. Vickers H, Jha S. Medicolegal Issues in Gynaecology. Obstetrics, Gynaecology &  Reproductive Medicine. 2020. 30(2); 43-47.
  3. Gray T, Bolton H, Jha S. Duty of Candour. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.2019:21:165-8.
  4. Jha S, Hillard T. Energy Devices in Vaginal Therapy. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2019: 21: 233-6.
  5. Gray T, Vickers H, Jha S. Suspension of vaginal mesh operations for incontinence: Cause and conséquences. InnovAIT. April 2019. (doi: 10.1177/1755738019834050)
  6. Jha S. Maintaining sexual function after pelvic floor surgery. Climacteric.  2019. 22(3): 236-41.
  7. Holly V, Jha S. Adolescent Gynaecology. Obstetrics, Gynaecology; Reproductive Medicine. 2019. 29(3); 80-85.
  8. Tirlapur SA, Birch JV, Carberry CL, Khan KS, Latthe PM, Jha S, Ward KL, Irving A on behalf of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Management of bladder pain syndrome. BJOG 2016; 124:e46–e72
  9. Tirlapur SA, Birch JV, Carberry CL, Khan KS, Latthe PM, Jha S, Ward KL, Irving A. Management of bladder pain syndrome. BJOG 2016; 124:e46–e72.
  10. Campbell P, Cutner A, Jha S. Vaginal mesh in prolapse surgery. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2018. 20(1):49-56.
  11. Vickers H, Gray T, Jha S. Amenorrhoea InnovAiT. January 2018 (doi:10.1177/1755738017737101)
  12. Gray T, Jha S. Botulinum Toxin in Gynaecology. Current Women’s Health Reviews. 2016. 12(2): 105-114.
  13. Jha S, Sanderson P. A Review of Pelvic Organ Prolapse during Pregnancy. Current Women’s Health Reviews.2014. Vol. 10, No.1: 26-32.
  14. Jha S, Rowland S. Litigation in Gynaecology. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2014.16(1):51-57.
  15. Gopinath D, Jha S. Urological complications following gynaecological surgery. Obstetrics Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine. 2013; 23(11):337-42.
  16. Jha S, Thakar R. Female sexual dysfunction. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2010 Dec;153(2):117-23.
  17. Gandhi P, Jha S. Vaginal Vault evisceration.  The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2011;13:231-37.
  18. Jha S, Urogynaecology training in the UK: past, present and future. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Apr;20(4):377-80.
  19. Jha S, Radley S. Diagnosis and Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Trends in urology, Gynaecology and Sexual health. 2009. 14 (4); 23- 28.
  20. Jha S, Toozs-Hobson P. Prolapse and Sexual Function. Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. 2009. 104. 20-26.
  21. Jha S, Radley S. Urinary Incontinence: assessment and investigation. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Today. 2007; 12(11): 509-513.
  22. Jha S, Parsons M. Treatment of overactive bladder in the aging population: focus on darifenacin. Clin Interv Aging. 2006;1:309-316.
  23. Jha S, Parsons M, Toozs-Hobson P. Painful Bladder and Interstitial Cystitis. Painful bladder syndrome and interstitial cystitis. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. 2007; 9: 34–41.
  24. Jha S, Chan KK, Coomarasamy A. Ureteric injury in obstetrical and gynaecological surgery. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2004; 6 (4). 203-208.

Original Research Articles submitted and being considered for publication (Refereed Journals)

  1. Kershaw V, Hickey I, Wyld L, Jha S. The psychosexual effects of risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in female BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: A systematic review of quantitative studies.
  2. Muller P, Gurol-Urganci I, Thakar R, M Ehrenstein, Van Der Meulen J, Jha S. Risk of reoperation 10 years after surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence: a national population-based cohort study.
  3. Muller P, Gurol-Urganci I, Thakar R, M Ehrenstein, Van Der Meulen J, Jha S. Impact of a mid-urethral synthetic mesh sling on long-term risk of systemic conditions in women with stress urinary incontinence: a national follow-up study.
  4. Kershaw V, Radley S, Farkas A, Jha S. MDT: do different formats change outcomes.
  5. Addanna A, Jha S, Sultan A, Thakar R Perineal Trauma following Instrumental delivery. A systematic review and Meta-analysis.
  6. Blades, G, Kershaw V, Jha S. Symptoms in the immediate and 3 months postnatal period after an OASI.

Review Articles in Press (Refereed Journals)

  1. Jha, S. Vaginal Hysterectomy. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
  2. Kershaw V, Jha S. Female Sexual Dysfunction. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
  3. Jha S.Vaginal Mesh: Lessons Learnt.

Refereed Conference Papers – in Print/Press

  1. Hickey, I, Jha S, Wyld L. The psychosexual effects of risk reducing bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy in female BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: A systematic Review. European Journal of Cancer. 2020. 128; Suppliment 1; S110.
  2. Anumba DOC, Gillespie S, Jha S, Abdi S, Kruger J, Li X . Society for Reproductive Investigation’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster presentation “High Pelvic Floor Muscle Stiffness Measured by Vaginal Elastometry Is a Risk Factor for Delayed Second Stage of Labour, Instrumental Vaginal Delivery and Pelvic Floor Damage. REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES. 2017. 24, 124A-124A
  3. Sadler S, Holmes M, Holden S, Jha S, Thokala P. Antibiotic Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection In Women: A Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Study . Value in Health. 2016. 19 (7), A518-A519
  4. Jha S, Long E. Factors influencing patient preference of mode of delivery following an OASI. 2017. International Urogynaecology Journal. 28, S6-S7
  5. Jha S, Parker V. Risk factors for recurrent obstetric anal sphincter injury: A systematic review and metaanalysis.Int Urogynecol J (2017) 28 (Suppl 1):S1–S282 (S8)
  6. Campbell PC, Cloney L, Jha S. Abdominal Versus Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: A systematic review and Meta analysis. Int Urogynecol J (2017) 104. 28 (Suppl 1):S1–S282 , (S56)
  7. Jha S, Gray T. A systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the impact of pelvic orgn prolapse surgery on sexual function. Int Urogynecol J (2017). 28 (Suppl 1):S1–S282  S6, S118-S119
  8. Vijaya G, Doshani A, Jha S, Dolan L. Evaluation of Advanced training skills module [ATSM] in Urogynaecology. Int Urogynecol J. 2014. 25 (4), 546-547
  9. Mistry H, Jha S. Pregnancy with pinhole introitus: a report of two cases and a review of the literature: 0239 .Bjog: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 122, 57
  10. Yeeles H, Sanderson P, Shepherd D,Hadjivassiliou M, Jha S. The complexities of neuromyelitis optica and pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature: ep1. 215 Bjog: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 120, 101-102
  11. Gopinath, D, Strelley K, Radley S, Farkas A, Jha S. Prolapse or incontinence; What affects sexual function the most?(058) Int Urogynecol J (2013) 24 (Suppl 1):S1–S152 S45 (S44)
  12. Jha S, Strelley K, Dua A, Radley S. Incontinence during intercourse: Myths unravelled.(096). Int Urogynecol J (2011) 22 (Suppl 1):S1–S195 (S 93)
  13. Dua A, Jha S, Radley S, Jones G, Farkas A. The effect of prolapse repair on Sexual function. (76). Int Urogynecol J .(2011). 22 (Suppl 1):S1–S195 (S77)
  14. Dua A, Radley S, Jones G, Jha S, Brown S. The effect of posterior Colporrhaphy on Anorectal Function. (87).Int Urogynecol J (2011) 22 (Suppl 1):S1–S195 (S86)
  15. Jha S, Amarad P, Tracey S, Hunt L, Rdaley S. Impact of Obstetric Anal Sphincetr Injury (OASI): Are 4th Degree tears really worse than 3rd degree tears? (71) .Int Urogynecol J (2011) 22 (Suppl 1):S1–S195 (S71).
  16. Jha S, Moran P. The National Prolapse Survey: 5 years on. 830. Int Urogynecol J (2011) 22 (Suppl 2):S197—S1768
  17. Jha S, Ammembal M K, Metwally M. Impact of Incontinence surgery on Sexual Function: a Systematic Review and meta-analysis .213. Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21 (Suppl 1):S1—S428.308-309.
  18. Kamath AM, Jha S, Keriakos R. Evaluation of Risk Factors for Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI): Is Risk Scoring feasible? Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21 (Suppl 1):S1—S428 Int Urogynecol J 21, S337-S339.
  19. Dua A, Jha S, Jones G, Radley S. The relationship between age and Impact of pelvic floor symptoms. Neurourology and Urodynamics; August 2010; 29(6): 805–1255.
  20. KM Ammembal, Jha S, R Keriakos . Evaluation of Risk Factors for Obstetric Anal sphincter injury: Is Risk Scoring feasible? Neurourology and Urodynamics. (2010). 29 (6), 1141-1143.
  21. Dua A, Radley S, Jones G, Jha S, Farkas A, Brown S. The relationship between age and the impact of Pelvic Floor symptoms: “the 4000 women Study”. Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21 (Suppl 1):S1—S428 .S35-S36
  22. Jha S, Radley S, et al. The Virtual Urogynaecology Clinic. Int Urogynecol J. (2008). 19, S69-S70
  23. Jha S, Clarke C, Toozs-Hobson P. Pelvic floor dysfunction in women with Parkinson disease. Int Urogynecol J. (2008). 19, S73-S74
  24. Jha S, Radley S, Toozs-Hobson P,Parsons M, Brown S, El Naqa A. Patient experience of an electronic questionnaire in clinical practice. Int Urogynecol J. (2007). 18, S153-S153
  25. Jha S, Radley S, Farkas A. Do age and symptom severity influence the outcome of TVT? Int Urogynecol J.(2007). 18, S148-S149
  26. Jha S, Radley S, Shorthouse A. Ischeorectal abscess following retropubic IVS tape. Int Urogynecol J. (2007) 18, S248-S24
  27. Jha S, Radley S, Bates M, Jones G. The virtual urogynaecology clinic. Int Urogynecol J.(2007) 18, S213-S214
  28. Jha S, Arunkalaivanan A , Situnayake D. Prevalence of incontinence in women with benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS). 13.  Int Urogynecol J (2005) 16 (Suppl 2): S35–S130. S37.
  29. Morrison A; Arunkalaivanan A, Jha S. Prevalence of urinary and fecal incontinence amongst female members of the hypermobility association (HMSA). 093. Int Urogynecol J (2006) 17 (Suppl. 2):S101–S152 . S112.
  30. Jha S, Arunkalaivanan A. Current trends in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence. 687. ICS/IUGA 2004 in Paris August
  31. Arunkalaivanan A, Jha S. Injection of Zuidex using Implacer for female stress urinary incontinence. 343. Paris 2004

Non-Refereed Abstracts, Reports & other Publications – in Print

  1. Jha S. Letter from India. BMA news 17.10.2009
  2. Jha S. Letter from India. BMA news. 19.06.2009
  3. Jha S, Toozs-Hobson P. What should we tell women preoperatively? The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (Lond) 2007; 9: 65
  4. Radley S, Jha S. The Virtual Urogynaecology Clinic. Continence UK.
  5. Radley S; Jha S. The benefits of an Internet pelvic floor questionnaire. Continence UK March 2007, Vol 1: Issue 1
  6. Radley S, Jha S e-PAQ: bringing quality of life to routine practice. New Wave. The official Newsletter of the Association of GI physiologists. February 2007, Volume 9 : Issue 1
  7. Jha S, Toozs-Hobson, P. Association of GI physiologists. February 2007, Volume 9 : Issue 1
  8. Toozs-Hobson P; Jha S Urinary incontinence: a secondary care perspective. Incontinence management handbook and guide to commissioning continence services. Guidelines and Guidelines in Practice. Connect Medical.
  9. Jha S.Letter from India. BMA News. 09.08.2003.

Research in Progress (Brief Description)

  • Developing a prototype for a vaginal drain for use following a Hysterectomy and am working with Medasil, a Leeds based Engineering company for developing this. The IP will be held by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. I have received an MRC: Confidence in Concept Grant to develop this device.
  • Research into assessment and changes in pelvic floor muscle tone following pelvic floor surgery for prolapse using a novel device called the IVPSD. This is in collaboration with the Auckland Engineering institute. This received a Grant from the UKCS and is registered as a portfolio study.

Research Impact

I have authored several high profile National and International documents:

  1. NICE used my publication on Vaginal Laser in Breast Cancer patients (Jha S et al. The impact of vaginal laser treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause in breast cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2019. Vol. 19, No. 4, e556-62) as one of the key research papers for their GID-IPG 10155: Transvaginal laser therapy for urogenital atrophy which is in development Expected publication date: 26 May 2021.
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-ipg10155/documents/overview (accessed on 01.05.21)
  2. During the Covid Pandemic I authored the UK National Guidance for the management of Urogynaecology patients on behalf of the RCOG and the BSUG. I subsequently revised these National Guidelines in January 2021.https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-womens-health/coronavirus-covid-19-and-gynaecological-services/ (accessed on the 19.04.20)
    https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2021-01-21-joint-rcog-bsug-guidance-on-management-of-urogynaecological-conditions-and-vaginal-pessary-use-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.pdf (accessed on 01.05.21)
  3. Joint American Urogynaecology Association (AUGS) and International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA) Terminology Document for Stress urinary incontinence surgery. As the IUGA representative on the committee I have co-authored the International Terminology document which will be used to describe all surgical procedures for stress urinary incontinence.
    Joint Report on Terminology for Surgical Procedures to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Mar;26(3):162-172. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000831.
    Joint report on the terminology for surgical procedures to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Feb 14. doi: 10.1007/s00192-020-04237-0.
  4. NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence): Patient Decision Aids; These are aids used for women undergoing prolapse or incontinence surgery which helps them navigate through the various options and allows them to make choices. The newest version of the Guideline was released on the 2nd of April, 2019 and I co-authored the Patient decision Aids that have been released with them on behalf of BSUG.
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng123/resources/patient-decision-aids-and-user-guides-6725286109
  5. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Green Top Guidelines on Bladder Pain Syndrome. The Green Top Guidelines are an aid to good clinical practice. They present recognised methods and techniques for clinical practice, based on published evidence, and are considered the gold standard for management of different obstetric and gynaecological conditions worldwide. This was a joint piece of work by the RCOG and BSUG.
    Management of bladder pain syndrome. BJOG 2016; 124:e46–e72. On behalf of the RCOG and BSUG.
  6. International Urogynaecology Association PISQ: IR: This is an internationally accepted questionnaire used to assess Sexual function in women with Pelvic floor problems. Sheffield was one of the 5 UK sites which carried out validation studies for the questionnaire. There have been several publications relating to the testing of its validity and reliability in practice. This publication has over 100 citations.
    The PISQ-IR: considerations in scale scoring and development. Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1105-1122.
    A new measure of sexual function in women with pelvic floor disorders: The Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire, IUGA-Revised (PISQ-IR). Int Urogynecol J 2013; 24:1091-1103.
  7. The York Health Economics Consortium cited my Systematic review in their Report into the Safety of use of vaginal mesh for prolapse and incontinence.
    Impact of incontinence surgery on sexual function: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Sex Med 2012 Jan;9(1):34-43.
  8. I have co authored the Patient Information Leaflets on behalf of BSUG and BAUS for removal of Tranobturator and Retropubic tapes for use in the National Mesh Removal Centres.
    https://bsug.org.uk/pages/information-for-patients/111 (accessed on 01.05.21)

Professional Standing and Wider Engagement

INTERNATIONAL STANDING  

2019-ongoing Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Committee of FIGO (International Federation of obstetrics and Gynaecology) My role includes:

  • Establish a Guideline on mid-urethral sling use
  • Develop a simplified POP-Q staging system
  • Develop techniques of Native tissue POP repair
  • Identify mechanisms of prevention for POP

 

NATIONAL STANDING  

Date Organisation Summary
2019-ongoing
 
BSUG Chair
 
As current Chair elect and previous Vice Chair I have been involved in all decisions involving the British Society of Urogynaecology, which is one of the affiliate Societies of the RCOG with over 550 members. In this role I have the following responsibilities:

  • Representing the Society to Government departments, Parliament, NHSE, NICE, HQIP, MHRA
  • Working closely with RCOG
  • Managing the BSUG secretariat
  • Dealing with external enquiries from Patient Groups
  • Representing BSUG on ad hoc external Committees
  • Representing BSUG on the specialist Societies Committee
  • Overseeing the work of the various subcommittees
  • Liaising with IUGA and EUGA of which BSUG is an Affiliate member
  • Represent the organisation at the Pelvic Floor Health Oversight group and Mesh Registry group established by NHSE
  • Represent the organisation on the Clinical Reference Group for Gynaecology Specialist Commissioning.

 

2017-2019
 
BSUG Vice Chair
 
2019-ongoing Specialist Adviser to NICE’s Interventional Procedures Programme
 
Provide advice on the following aspects of individual procedures within my area of expertise or knowledge:

  • the relevance to the Programme’s remit of procedures notified to the Programme
  • preparation of the procedure’s scope and Overview
  • the development of an audit tool for the procedure where appropriate
  • the development of a lay version of the guidance
2017-ongoing
 
RCOG Spokesperson for BSUG Provide comments to all media press releases that
Involve the BSUG
 
2018-ongoing RCOG Examination Committee Examiner for MRCOG part 3 OSCE exam
2015-2017 BSUG Chair of the Training Committee

 

2014-2017 RCOG Subspecialty Committee BSUG Urogynaecology Representative

 

2013-2016 NHS England

 

Yorkshire Representative on the Complex Gynaecology Services Clinical Reference Group

 

2010-2013 TOG Journal

 

BSUG Representative on the TOG journal

CHAIR OF NATIONAL MEETINGS

Date Organisation Meeting
Nov 2019

 

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Urodynamics reaccreditation course
Sept 2018

 

RCOG Understanding Urodynamics
Sept 2017

 

RCOG Understanding Urodynamics
Sept 2016 RCOG Understanding Urodynamics
Sept 2015 RCOG Understanding Urodynamics
Oct 2014 RCOG Understanding Urodynamics
May 2014 RCOG Pregnancy Childbirth and the pelvic floor

About Me

I am a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.My main areas of interest are Urogynaecology (prolapse of the womb, bowel, bladder and urinary incontinence) and General Gynaecology (period problems). Read More

Location

Claremont Hospital401 Sandygate Road, Sheffield S10 5UBBMI Thornbury Hospital 312 Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BR

Contacts

Claremont Hospital Phone: 0114 263 0330BMI Thornbury Hospital Phone: 0114 266 1133