Dr. J. H. F. Smith, Medical Director

Dr. J. H. F. Smith

Medical Director

john.h.smith@sth.nhs.uk
0113 246 6330

The Medical Director, Dr J H F Smith, is Director of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cervical Cytology Service and lead histopathologist at the Sheffield Gynaecological Cancer Centre.  For more than a decade he has practiced exclusively in gynaecological histopathology and cytology. He is an active member of the following relevant professional societies: British Association of Gynaecological Pathologists; British Division, International Academy of Pathology; British Gynaecological Cancer Society; British Society for Clinical Cytology (BSCC); British Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (BSCCP); International Academy of Cytology; International Society of Gynecological Pathologists; International Federation for Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy; and the National Association of Cytologists.

He is currently Chair of the Cytopathology Sub-Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists, the NHSCSP ABC 3 Working Party, and the IAC Future Congresses Site Selection Committee; a member of the NHSCSP Publication 10 Revision Working Party; and RCPath cytology representative to the National Pathology Benchmarking Service. He is immediate past President of the BSCC and a former Chair of the Panel of Examiners in Cytopathology of the Royal College of Pathologists, and the BSCC Education and Examination Committee.

Participation in the North East Yorkshire and The Humber NHSCSP EQA Scheme in Gynaecological Cytopathology (personal score 100%)
Participation in the National Gynaecological Pathology EQA Scheme (score ranked 1 out of up to 254 in the most recent circulation)

He was until recently a member of the Editorial Management Board of Cytopathology and is regularly invited to review manuscripts submitted for publication to Cytopathology, Histopathology, Journal of Clinical Pathology, British Journal of Cancer, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, European Journal of Cancer, and the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology.

Relevant publications:

Survey of medical training in cytopathology carried out by the editorial board of Cytopathology

Anshu, B Cochand-Priollet, P Cross, M Desai, A Herbert, J H F Smith et al.
Cytopathology 2010; 21: 147-156

Learning from Each Other

J H F Smith
Acta Cytologica 2010; 54 (Supp): 367-368

The multidisciplinary colposcopy meeting: recommendations for future service provision and an analysis of clinical decision making.

J E Palmer, K Ellis, N Dudding, J H F Smith, J A Tidy
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2010; 117: 1060-1066

Multisite study of HPV type-specific prevalence in women with cervical cancer, intraepithelail neoplasia and normal cytology, in England.

R Howell-Jones, A Bailey, S Bedows, A Sargent, N de Silva, G Wilson et al.
British Journal of Cancer 2010; 103: 209-216

Symposium: The colposcopy multidisciplinary team meeting

J E Palmer, J H F Smith, N Dudding
Cytopathology 2010; 21: i

Other tumours and tumour like conditions of the cervix, vulva and vagina. In: Diagnostic Cytopathology

W Gray, G Kocjan (eds). 3rd Edition. Elsevier, London. 2010

Cytology, liquid based cytology, automation

J H F Smith
Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2011; 25 (5): 585-596