Mr Matthew Izett-Kay

Consultant Gynaecologist & Subspecialist Urogynaecologist

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Matthew Izett-Kay


Medico-Legal experience

Mr Izett-Kay is registered with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the National Crime Agency (NCA), and the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. He is happy to be instructed by both Claimant and Defendant law firms in personal injury and clinical negligence actions. He is currently involved in over 40 medical litigation cases per annum. Mr Izett-Kay can usually turnaround reports within 6-8 weeks, sooner if required.

Clinical Practice & Experience

Mr Izett-Kay currently practices as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford. Mr Izett-Kay qualified from the University of Exeter in 2010. He then spent over ten years training in London within Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including four years at two of the UK’s leading tertiary Urogynaecology Departments, Kings College Hospital and University College London Hospitals. He spent a further two years completing subspecialty training at the John Radcliffe, Oxford University Hospitals. He was awarded his MD (Res) doctoral degree from the University College London (UCL) in 2021.

Clinical Interests

Mr Izett-Kay has a clinical and academic specialist interest in laparoscopic urogynaecology and complex tertiary pelvic floor disorders as well as general gynaecology. This includes vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, birth trauma, overactive bladder, urinary tract infection, bladder pain, vaginal mesh, mesh complications, chronic pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, key-hole surgery, period/menstrual problems, and ovarian cysts.

Research Interests

Mr Izett-Kay is an active inter-disciplinary funded researcher within the Oxford University Hospitals and has experience in clinical research, primary qualitative research, and evidence synthesis. He is currently collaborating nationally and internationally on active funded projects. This includes as co-applicant on a successful National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) bid, 202450 Qualitative Research on Women’s Experience of Urogynaecological Health Services with the Oxford University’s health experience Research Group. He is also in active collaboration with the Clinical Urology and Epidemiology (CLUE) working group in Finland on venous thromboembolism (VTE) risks after gynaecological surgery.Mr Izett-Kay’s MD (Res) doctoral thesis focused on laparoscopic uterine-preserving prolapse operation and the role of synthetic mesh. His research covers a wide depth of topics including urinary tract infections, therapeutic techniques for overactive bladder, complications following laparoscopic mesh sacrohysteropexy, and birth/perineal trauma. He is peer reviewer for a number of journals including the International Urogynecology Journal (IUJ) and the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EJOG).

Management Experience

Mr Izett-Kay is Chair of the International Urogynecological Association’s FTECP committee. He co-developed and delivered a novel online education company to train post-graduate doctors. He has been a medical representative at both trust and deanery level as well as within medico-politics.

Summary of Publications

Mr Izett-Kay has authored numerous grant-funded original research papers in peer-reviewed journals, has authored several book chapters, and delivers regular podium presentations internationally with respect to his research.

Teaching & Training

Mr Izett-Kay co-provides teaching and training within Oxford’s Subspecialty Urogynaecology Training Programme, as well as undergraduate education for the University of Oxford. He regularly receives awards and nominations, both locally and regionally, for training provided to junior doctors, particularly within the field of laparoscopy. He has developed and taught on revision courses in both the Middle East and India for the Part 1 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) and co-founded a revision website that provides a podcast-led study platform.

Prizes and Awards

‘Runner-up’ HEETV for the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) ‘Trainer of the Year’ (2022)

‘Excellence in training’ award for teaching from the Health Education Thames Valley (HEETV) Deanery (2021)

Second prize, Oral presentation, BSUG, ASM (2021)

Third Prize, Oral presentation at the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) annual scientific meeting (ASM) (2020)

Runner-up, Herbet Reiss Trainees Prize, The Royal Society of Medicine (2019)

Gold prize winner, Oral presentation, BSGE (2019)

Second prize, Oral presentation, Annual Conference, London Deanery (2019)

The EGA Charity, Research Funding (2018)

The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) Travelling Fellowship (2017)

Herbet Reiss Trainees Prize, The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) (2015)

Certificate of Merit, ‘Outstanding leadership’, the South Thames Foundation School (STFS) (2010)

Richard Dunning Debating Prize, Plymouth Medical Society (2009)

Memberships of Professional Bodies & Learned Societies

Chair of the International Urogynecological Association Fellow’s Committee

Member of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG)

Member of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG)

Member of the International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA)

Member of The Medico-Legal Society

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