Miss Elaine Scott is an experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, who was appointed to her NHS consultant post (at the Royal Free, which is a prestigious London teaching hospital) in 2000 and worked there full time until 2017. Since then, Miss Scott has chosen to focus on her private practice. Miss Scott provides care for a wide range of obstetric and gynaecological conditions, with a special expertise relating to all aspects of pregnancy (both normal pregnancies and higher risk pregnancies with complicating factors).
Miss Scott is pleased to help prior to pregnancy with pre-pregnancy (pre-conception) counselling and can then follow through with antenatal care, delivery either normal childbirth or Caesarean, and post natal care. Whilst she was at the Royal Free, Miss Scott was Labour ward lead and Obstetric lead. Her experience allows her to quickly recognise any developing problems in pregnancy and manage them as safely as is possible, with the aim of a safe delivery of a healthy baby and, of course, a healthy mother. She believes in the importance of good communication and rapport and tries to ensure that each woman has all the information necessary to be able to make good choices about her own care.
Miss Scott also has a significant general gynaecological practice and deals with a variety of problems including menstrual disorders (irregular bleeding or periods), miscarriage, hormonal disturbances, contraception, hormone replacement therapy and the menopause. She is also happy to see women for well-women checks and for cervical smears.
Miss Scott trained and qualified as a doctor at University College Hospital. Her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology included posts at many other prestigious teaching hospitals including Chelsea and Westminster hospital, St Mary's hospital, Queen Charlotte's hospital, Addenbrooke's hospital (Cambridge) and the John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford). She carried out research relating to preterm labour which led to the award of a Doctorate of Medicine, as well as publications in peer reviewed journals. Whilst in her consultant post, she oversaw the development of an upgraded labour ward, as well as the introduction of a midwifery birthing unit. She introduced a joint specialist clinic caring for women with renal transplants in pregnancy. She was also the College Tutor and, as such, was responsible for overseeing the training of the junior doctors within the department.