Dr Karen Joash | London Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr Karen Joash | London Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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APPOINTMENTS: Kindly contact us on +44 2032 911 981 to request your appointments

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Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr Karen Joash

Ms Karen Joash is a highly regarded consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in Harley Street and Central London, who is renowned for providing world-class services to women suffering from a number of conditions. She provides a comprehensive range of treatments including: maternal medicine, perinatal mental health, hysteroscopies and fertility advice.

About Ms Karen Joash

Dr Karen Joash is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who is passionate about delivering high quality care to all women. She has been working in obstetrics and gynaecology for over fifteen years and is well known for being a skilled labour ward practitioner.

Her aim is to help women achieve the type of delivery which is tailored to their wants and needs. With her holistic approach and knowledge of both low risk and high risk conditions she is able to provide this for all women. From waterbirths to natural caesarean she aims to give families a safe, memorable and happy birth experience. In her NHS role she is the lead for perinatal mental health and postnatal care understanding the birth journey doesn’t stop at delivery and support in this period can be crucial. She was the lead for Quality and Safety in Maternity at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is principled on the importance of safe practice.

She also provides a comprehensive service in gynaecology with expertise in early pregnancy, polycystic ovarian syndrome and gynaecology scanning. She understands the busy schedules women have and is able to fit most procedures into the office setting if required. Dr Joash is also proficient at outpatient hysteroscopy and coil insertions. She is skilled in the management of menstrual disorders, hormonal disturbances, pre-menstrual disorders and fibroids. Her passion for excellence in medical education led to her former appointment as the divisional director for Education women’s and children’s at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the current Head of School for postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London.

She has led on several quality improvement projects in Imperial including the Baby box trial, which received national acclaim. She is involved in research with midwifery led units, pelvic health projects and is a scientific advisor to the Tommy’s charity. She is a member of the RCOG Race Quality Taskforce and a the RCPsych perinatal group. She has previously been a member of the London clinical leadership network to analyse maternal outcomes and emergency maternity care.

Her other interests include entrepreneurship. She co-founded a wellness and supplement company www.bepurer.co.uk. She is also an Inspirational Coach (http://www.thethrivehouse.co.uk) and supports many doctors through their career journey.


Her qualifications include BSc (Hons), MSc, MBBS, MRCOG PGCert, ILM and MBA.

Dr Karen Joash Obstetrics expertise:
  • Pre-Pregnancy Advice And Planning
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Infertility checks
  • Early Pregnancy Scanning And Management
  • General Obstetrics And Pregnancy Care
  • High Risk Pregnancy Care
  • Natural Caesarean Section
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Maternal Medicine
  • Perinatal Mental Health Interventions
  • Birth Trauma
  • Reduction and healing of perineal tears
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Mental Strength and Positive psychology
  • Nutritional interventions
  • Anxiety and Depression
Dr Karen Joash Gynaecology expertise:
  • Gynaecology Scanning And Management
  • Gynaecological Examination
  • Well Woman Checks
  • Contraception
  • HPV Vaccination And Cervical Smear Test
  • Perineal Refashioning After Childbirth
  • Vaginismus
  • Fertility Screening
  • Hysteroscopy And Day Case Procedures
  • Fibroids
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Menstrual Disorders – heavy and irregular bleeding
  • Post Menopausal bleeding
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Specialty & Clinical Interests

Specialty, Clinical and non-Clinical Interests
Ms Karen Joash is an accomplished obstetrician and gynaecologist who has been practicing for over twenty years and is well known for her skilled labour ward practice. Her aim is to provide expert treatment through a holistic approach. She is extremely knowledgeable about both high and low risk conditions and is able to provide a comprehensive range of services. She has an MBA and advises at governmental, regional and local level about system design and quality of care. She is a passionate lifestyle medicine practitioner advising on nutritional, positive psychological and physical health issues.

  • Team player and leader in enhancing systems.
  • Inspirational leader and coach
  • Champion for health inequalities
  • Experienced in running High Risk Labour Ward, Obstetrics and Maternal Medicine service.
  • In depth knowledge of the perinatal psychiatric pathway and management of patients. Obstetric guidelines lead with involvement in CNST.
  • Skilled in ambulatory gynaecology including outpatient hysteroscopy, early pregnancy and emergency gynaecological scanning.
  • Postgraduate senior educator – London Head of School for obstetrics and gynaecology – overseeing training in all London hospitals.
  • Lead Experience in Quality visits to look at patient safety and quality of education
  • Lifestyle medicine practitioner – Member of the British society of lifestyle medicine
  • MBA project – Lead on a transformational patient discharge project
  • Antenatal PRISM course creator for NHS patients

Personal Contact & Clinical Information

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MAILING ADDRESS: ObsGynae Healthcare UK, 8 Second Cross, Twickenham TW2 5RF, United Kingdom

+44 203 291 1981 - Mobile +44 7399 602 031


  • Dr. Joash is the best doctor. She’s prompt with scheduling appointments, and has the nicest demeanor. Honestly, she’s warm, funny, and just so lovely. I’ve been a patient of hers for over a year, she’s very thorough, gives you as much time as you need during visits. And I’ll always be grateful that she delivered my baby girl, to the music of Queen (Don’t Stop Me Now). She even regaled us with some impromptu Whitney Houston. I’m happy we didn’t lose her to the world of pop music!

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    Tatiana Parent

    Dr. Joash was my doctor during my first pregnancy and she also delivered my baby. I can’t speak highly enough of her. Dr Joash is extremely competent and confident. I trust her wholeheartedly and would highly recommend her. She is a leader in her field, extremely knowledgeable and I had not doubt that me and my baby are in the most capable hands and that we will receive only the best care possible. Thanks to Karen I had a smooth pregnancy and delivery. We have received outstanding professional medical care.
    In addition, all the Hospital midwives that treated us mentioned time after time how amazing Karen is and how they enjoy working beside her. Lastly, her PA, Sophia, provided professional, efficient and comprehensive administrative support.

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    Anna Soroka
  • The best doctor I could have asked for. Karen made me feel at ease throughout my two pregnancies and deliveries. She paid close attention to my individual needs and circumstances. In the end I achieve the best possible deliveries suited for me. I miss my meetings with her.

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    Sanna Halmekoski

    I've just given birth less than 2 weeks ago and I can honestly say Karen has been absolutely fantastic with us. Not only she's been extremely helpful and supportive during the pregnancy but she's also been there for us the whole time during birth. I couldn't have wished for a better delivery and I will be always grateful for her making this such an amazing experience. We can't recommend her enough, she is the best obstetrician we could have had.

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    Esther Gabor
  • Dr Karen Joash is a kind, considerate, professional, incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and wonderful obstetrician. I cannot rate her highly enough!
    I was very fortunate to have Dr Joash as my doctor throughout my pregnancy. She listens. She communicates well. She allayed all my fears as a first time mother.
    It is very clear that Karen cares deeply about her patients and is passionate about her profession.

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    Danielle Plank