Qualifications & training
Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon Mr David Nunns grew up in Lancashire before completing his degree in Medicine from the University of Manchester. After qualifying in 1991, he completed specialist gynaecology training in Manchester, Derby and Leicester before completing subspeciality training in gynaecological oncology in Adelaide and Leicester.
David became a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (MRCOG) in 1997 and became a Fellow (FRCOG) in 2011.
He is an accredited subspecialist in gynaecological oncology surgery.
David completed a higher research degree (MD) in vulval disease in 1995. This research degree focused on women with vulval pain from vulvodynia.
David is also an accredited colposcopist registered with the BSCCP (British Society for the Study of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology). He is also a member of the BGCS (British Gynaecological Cancer Society) and is on the GMC’s specialist register.
Current positions include
- Consultant in Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2002. David is a member of the gynaecological oncology team at Nottingham University Hospitals managing women with gynaecological cancer. He is an accredited colposcopist managing women with abnormal smears and runs a weekly clinic for women with vulval disease including vulval pain.
- Chair, Cancer Pathways Programme Board, Nottingham University Hospitals
- Gynaecology Governance Lead, Nottingham University Hospitals
- Chair of the British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease
- Founder and Trustee of the Vulval Pain Society
Vulval Pain Society - David is the Founder and Trustee of the Vulval Pain Society an information and support service for women with vulval pain.
Work in Nepal - David has worked in Nepal for many years supporting projects in the rural areas of the country. His work to date in Nepal has included:
- Cervical screening project – for many years David has supported a programme of training medical and nursing staff in cervical cancer screening prevention using the single visit approach with treatment with the thermocoagulator. Please see PHASE Worldwide for more information
- Women’s health surgical camps – working with the charity International Nepalese Fellowship - David has worked with teams in the far west of the country providing care to women on more than 20 week-long mobile surgical camps.
Medicolegal report writing
Mr Nunns welcomes new instructions from a variety of sources including independent solicitors, secondary care NHS Trusts and the NHS Litigation Authority. His areas of special interest include:
- Gynaecological cancer (delay in diagnosis)
- General gynaecology
- Emergency gynaecology
- Vulval disease