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Alvan Pope

Consultant Urologist

Alvan Pope qualified from Middlesex Hospital, the University of London in 1980. He gained his FRCS (Eng & Edin) in 1985, his MD qualification in 1992, and his FRCS(Urol) in 1994. He has been a consultant urologist at Charing Cross Hospital since 1995.

Julian Shah

Consultant Urologist

Thirty years of specialisation has put Julian firmly at the top of his field, with a practice handling many tertiary referrals (ie from other specialists). His work as a neuro-urologist in reconstructive surgery and the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries has helped hundreds of patients and has given him the expertise to deal effectively with bladder problems caused by trauma or disease. He also has a special interest in prostatitis (the painful prostate). Julian is widely published and is an accomplished lecturer; he is currently Regional Representative to the Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. Honorary Urological Professor UCL.

Vimoshan Arumuham

Consultant Urologist

Vimo Arumuham qualified from the University of Nottingham Medical School and in his early years of surgical training worked in hospitals throughout the country - ranging from Cornwall to Kendall. His final three years of sub-specialist training have taken him to the Institute of Urology at University College London; the largest and most prestigious Urology Unit in the UK. There he was appointed a Consultant Urological Surgeon in 2018, with his practice shared across two separate hospitals – West Hertfordshire NHS Trust and University College London NHS Foundation Trust. He lives in Chorleywood and is the lead for Upper Tract Urinary Cancer at UCLH and the Programme Director for Locally Employed Doctors at West Herts.

Victorial Muir

Physiotherapy Consultant

Victoria is a Male and Female Pelvic Health Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, in private practice in her own consulting rooms in Goldington Road in Bedford and at The Manor Hospital, Bedford.

After qualifying from The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham in 1993 and completing her junior rotations, Victoria specialised in Out-patient, Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Whilst working in this clinical area Victoria began to develop an interest in Women’s health, in particular, pregnancy-related conditions and continence dysfunction which was frequently a co-morbidity of many of the patients she treated. Victoria went on to develop her skills in treating these conditions and completed the ACPWH, now POGP Continence course in 1998.

Victoria has also developed a specific interest in the assessment and treatment of continence dysfunction in men.

Victoria is actively involved in raising the awareness of continence dysfunction both within the healthcare setting and wider community and has frequently presented at study days to promote the role of specialist physiotherapy within this specialism.

Upcoming Events

28Apr 2021

FOPS 2021 AGM to be held on Zoom (28th April 2021)

Wednesday 28th April 2021

This year's FOPs AGM will be held via zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Read more...

5May 2021

FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wed 5th May 2021 Online)

Wednesday 5th May 2021

From 7.45pm (for 8pm start) on Wednesday 5th May 2021 we will be holding another Virtual Support Group meeting with our resident Consultant Urologists Read more...

2Jun 2021

FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wed 2nd June 2021 Online) *PROVISIONAL*

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

From 7.45pm (for 8pm start) on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 we will be holding another Virtual Support Group meeting with our resident Consultant Urologists *PROVISIONAL* Read more...

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Personal Stories

Larry's Story Related by Bob Larry was working on re-roofing Achloa in Highland Perthshire. We got talking and he asked me what I was doing. ?"Working for a charity now I'm retired" I said.? "Having been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer about two years ago, I would be in a terminal care unit now, if I h... Read more...
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