Avon Group for Contraception and Sexual Health


The Avon Group for Contraception and Sexual Health is run by committee.

Chair – Dr Sarah Salkeld – MSI Reproductive Choices UK 

Other members of the committee are

Dr Manika Singh – Manika joined BSHC team as a Consultant and Lead in PAS in February 2013.  Graduated from and post- graduation from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India.  Trained in the North West and East of England deanery and received CCT in Obstetrics and gynaecology, and took up a Post CCT Fellowship in Sexual and Reproductive Health and a Post graduate diploma in Medical Education at Edgehill University.  Principal areas of interest are community gynaecology, scanning, complex contraception and medical education.  Manika has a keen interest in service improvement, clinical guideline development.

Dr Cindy Farmer is an Associate Specialist  at Unity Sexual Health. She runs a complex implant removal referral clinic for deep or impalpable implants.  Cindy is the general training programme director for Diploma (DFSRH) and LoC(coil and implant) training within the Bristol area.  She is the Chair of the General Training Committee of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and has recently been elected as Vice President General Training.

Dr Susanna Hall – Susanna is a Consultant in sexual and reproductive health at UHBW Weston-super-Mare.  She is a member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and holds her diploma in Genito-urinary Medicine.  Her interests are in abortion care, working with vulnerable groups and public health. She is also Treasurer of Avon Group

Mrs Thea Oliver – Thea joined  the Avon Group for Contraception and Sexual Health in 2007 whilst working as a generalist Nurse Practitioner at Whitchurch Health Centre in Bristol and have continued to attend and be involved since moving to work in a similar role at  Wells Health Centre in Somerset in 2014. She has a passion for Health Education of clinicians and patients alike & particularly relating to sexual health care & education. As part of her role Thea fits and removes contraceptive implants. She was a member of the Psychosexual Association of Nurses until it folded 2 years ago, trained in Balint-style counselling techniques and trained as a counsellor to support survivors of sexual abuse in the 1990s.

Dr Jo Mobbs – Dr Jo Mobbs is a GP at the Students Health Service.  She has worked with the University student population since 2003, and has been lead GP for their Sexual Health provision.  She is a member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and is trained intrauterine techniques and contraceptive implants.

Dr Sharon Moses – Sharon Moses is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) working with Unity and previously Bristol Sexual Health Services since 2011. Having trained initially in O&G she completed the RCOG subspecialty training programme in SRH in Leicester. Sharon is currently training programme director for the Community SRH specialty training programme in Health Education South West, she is also an examiner for the MFSRH and is a faculty registered trainer for FSRH qualifications. Her main areas of clinical interest are Complex contraception and abortion care.

Dr Henna Siddiqui – Dr Henna Siddiqui is a GP working in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area. She trained in Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed GP training in the Southwest region. She was a public health scholar in her GP training. She completed her DRCOG in 2011 and DFSRH in 2012 and has obtained further training in intrauterine contraception to become a coil fitter. She is passionate about women’s health and advocacy, public health promotion and working with secondary care to provide excellent clinical care.

Abigail Russell

Dr Rosemary Belcher – Rosie is a Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) Registrar working in Severn, including UHBW, NBT and Unity. She has experience as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology doctor in London prior to starting this training programme. Rosie also works with the ICB project team on the BNSSG Women’s Health Hub, developing remedy guidance and working on improving access to women’s healthcare amongst inclusion groups. 

Dr Jessica Reilly

Mrs Sarah Windatt