Miss Marina Fernando is a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Homerton University Hospital specialising in high risk obstetrics, Acute gynaecology, Early Pregnancy and Outpatient Hysteroscopy. Her other roles include Outpatient Hysteroscopy Lead and Quality Improvement Safety Lead, Regional Lead position in London as the Quality Improvement lead at UCLPartners (Academic Health Science Network) and has successfully lead improvement programmes in maternity such as PReCePT (Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm babies) and BSOTS (Birmingham Symptom specific Obstetrics Triage System) in London and Essex.
Miss Fernando qualified from Barts and London medical school in 2005 and trained in North East Central London. Having worked in London throughout her career, she is confident in caring for women from diverse ethnic backgrounds and understands the cultural needs and maternal choices. She has successfully set up birth reflection clinics and as Postnatal Lead, she worked closely with the department and new mothers to improve the postnatal care and set up services to offer postnatal contraception (Implants, Oral contraceptives and Intrauterine coils during Caesarean section or post vaginal delivery) as part of their routine postnatal care.
As the Ambulatory Gynaecology Lead Miss Fernando regularly engages with patients and values their experience in outpatient services. She specialises in women with menstrual disorders, postmenopausal complications and outpatient gynaecological procedures such as outpatient hysteroscopy and Contraception.
Miss Fernando is involved in undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and regularly showcases work around obstetrics and gynaecology in national and international platforms.