Expert commentators

Expert commentators

The following clinicians contributed to this briefing:

  • Mr Bruce Ramsay, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, Peterborough City Hospital, received training from the company and the hospital was provided with free devices to offer treatment to 6┬ápatients using the Sonata system (October 2018 to May 2019).

  • Mr Saikat Banerjee, consultant gynaecologist and minimal access reproductive surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, was paid by Medtronic for a teaching course in 2018 and was a voluntary assessor for the Ligasure system (Medtronic) in 2017.

  • Mr J A Mark Broadbent, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Royal Free London hospitals, Barnet and Chase Farm Sites, is a consultant adviser on an ad hoc basis for Medtronic who own Truclear, a tissue retrieval system used for the removal of submucous fibroids.

  • Dr Rajneesh Mathur, consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery, has received honoraria for advice and lectures, and support to attend scientific meetings from manufacturers of medicines used in fertility treatment, including Merck, Gedeon Richter, Ferring and Pharmasure (2001 to 2019).

  • Mr Stephen D. Quinn, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Imperial College NHS Trust, acted as a non-paid consultant for Gynesonics (2017 to 2019), primary investigator on the OPEN trial (trial funded by Gynesonics).