The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Dr Colette Sparey

Primary Designation Consultant in Feto-Maternal Medicine & Obstetrics
GMC Code 3191165
Telephone Number (0113) 392 2657
Special Interests Fetal medicine - I run a weekly clinic in which I see couples with complications in their current pregnancy or a history of previous problems. I offer both ultrasound diagnosis and prenatal invasive testing in all its forms (amnio, CVS, fetal blood sampling) and in-utero treatment for certain conditions eg fetal blood transfusion for fetal anaemia. We work as part of a multidisciplinary team and thus have strong links with our colleagues in neonatal medicine and surgery, clinical genetics, perinatal cardiology and other paediatric specialities. I am the subspecialty training programme supervisor for maternal and fetal medicine and currently lead the fetal medicine team both in Leeds and by linking in with colleagues from around the Region. I am the representative for Yorkshire and the Humber on the Fetal Medicine Clinical Reference Group who advise on specialist commisioning.
In general Obstetrics I have an interest in the management of HIV in pregnancy and currently oversee the care of these women at the LGI.
I have a particular interest in fetal growth restriction and the management of affected pregnancies.
I believe in the promotion of normal birth and am happy to see women who have been advised against a normal birth to discuss ways of facilitating their wishes safely.
I am an expert in intra-partum care with over 25 years experience in managing busy Delivery Suites. I am a skilled practitioner with rotational obstetric forceps, in the intra-partum management of women with twin pregnancies and in vaginal breech birth.
I have an interest in the management and of clinical risk and the methods used to reduce this. I have many years experience of leading investigations into clinical incidents and promote the debrief and support of both families and staff when things unfortunately go wrong.
I have been Clinical Director for our service for seven years and lead a strong and cohesive team of clinicians and managers. I am proud of our achievements in Maternity Services and of the care that our team provides which is consistently of high quality