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Mr Andy Thompson is a consultant urologist, Lancashire, who specialises in urology.
Andy Thompson is on the specialist register as a Consultant Urological Surgeon. Having trained at Manchester University medical school and qualified in 1991, he made short forays to both Leeds and Liverpool before returning to the Manchester area to complete his basic surgical training. Subsequently he joined the Manchester deanery urology specialist training scheme and was appointed to WWL in January 2003. His consultant appointment completed a long term association with the Trust having spent time here as a medical student, house officer and SHO during various parts of his training.
His main clinical interest lies in female urology and continence problems. He regularly participates in MDT meeting with the community continence team, pelvic floor physiotherapist and urogynaecologist.
Andy pursues a keen interest in clinical audit. He is the Clinical Director for clinical audit in the Trust and the audit lead for the Urology Department. In addition he is the Chairman of the North West Regional Urology Audit Group and the lead clinician for the audit of female and functional urology topics within the group.
He teaches regularly within the trust on core urology and audit and also within the specialist registrar teaching programme. He conducted a course on urinary incontinence at the International Continence Society, Glasgow, 2011.
Andy is the lead clinician for urology at the trust and is involved in development and implementation of diagnostic and referral pathways for local patients with suspected and proven urological cancers.
Female urinary incontinence
Urodynamics (including video studies)
Functional bladder problems
Continence surgery – TVT
Continence surgery – colposuspension
Bipolar TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate)
• FRCS (Urol) Royal College Surgeons 2002
• MB:ChB Manchester University 1991
• Affiliations / memberships
• British Association of urological Surgeons
• BAUS section of female Urology
• International Continence Society
• Royal College of Surgeons