Olivia has been working as a Consultant Gynaecologist in Leicester since 2011. She works at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, covering emergency gynaecology at Leicester Royal Infirmary and she performs planned surgery at Leicester General Hospital. Olivia has a weekly NHS clinic at Coalville Community Hospital.
She sees private patients at Spire Hospital, Leicester where she trades as Dr Olivia Barney Ltd.
Olivia is a general gynaecologist with particular expertise in menstrual problems, adenomyosis, endometriosis, menopause, simple uterine and vaginal prolapse and minimal access surgery (keyhole surgery). She is an expert in Ambulatory procedures, treating women with abnormal bleeding with Myosure removal of polyps and fibroids from within the womb cavity as well as endometrial ablation. Olivia regularly performs complex major surgery such as open surgery for large fibroids, hysterectomy, and surgery for prolapse with excellent patient outcomes and feedback. She trained in London and Leicester after graduating from University College London Medical School in 1999.
Olivia takes an active role in improving patient care. She has been Head of the Gynaecology Service at UHL all through COVID from November 2016 to May 2022 and was the Departmental Clinical Audit Lead for LRI for 5 years prior to that.
Olivia is well liked by colleagues and patients and is approachable and easy for patients to talk to as well as being a competent and safe surgeon.
Qualifications and Affiliations
May 2008 – Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
May 2023 – Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health
Member of the BRITISH MENOPAUSE SOCIETY
Member of the BRITISH SOCIETY OF GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPISTS
Please note: Olivia is unable to see young ladies under the age of 18 due to constraints applied by Spire Hospitals and her medical insurance policy.
Olivia is an expert in Emergency Gynaecology including gynaecological ultrasound, early pregnancy care. However due to constraints applied by medical indemnity insurance policies she is unable to look after women in pregnancy in the private sector. Please note that for the same reasons Spire Hospitals no longer carry out pregnancy scans either.
Olivia does not have routine access to a scan machine in clinic and normal practice is to arrange any scans required through Spire Hospital
It is good medical practice for specialists to communicate with GPs or other relevant consultants whose care you are under regarding the outcome of appointments and any findings during surgery. If you do not wish for Olivia to communicate by post with your GP in general or about a particular issue, please let her know. Patients are always copied in to all communication with GPs so you will always know what information has been shared with your GP.
E-mail Olivia via her Personal Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07377266513 – direct line, Dr Barney’s secretary Gemma. Please note Gemma works part time – leave a message and she will call back when she is next working.