Cotswold Fertility Unit Staff
Mrs Kalpana Reddy
MBBS, FRCS, FRCOG, GMC 4267274
Director, Medical Manager and Person Responsible for Cotswold Fertility Unit
Mrs Reddy is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
She joined the Trust in 2004, bringing expertise from Oxford Fertility Unit to Cheltenham. She quickly established a ‘One Stop’ fertility clinic service for couples in Gloucestershire, radically transforming the service.
Areas of interest – Infertility and laparoscopic surgery with special interest in endometriosis, tubal surgery and ovarian cysts, specialist male infertility, cancer and fertility treatment, transvaginal ultrasound scanning for gynaecology, PCOS, recurrent miscarriage and premature ovarian failure.
Mina Allen – Lead nurse
RGN RM ENB100 AND BSc (Hons) Midwifery
Mina first qualified in Bristol in 1987 and worked in ITU for one year before training as a midwife in Gloucester. She then joined the RAF in 1990 where she worked in both the maternity and intensive care settings. She then undertook an adult intensive care nursing course, but returned to midwifery as a community midwife when she left the RAF in 1996. On return to midwifery practice she also undertook a family planning course and then joined the team at Southmead Fertility Clinic in May 2005 working as a Fertility Nurse Practioner. Southmead became the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine in January 2008. Mina joined Gloucester Fertility Services in November 2008 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has recently been appointed the lead nurse of the Cotswold Fertility Unit.
Anne is Mrs Reddy’s Secretary and has 12 years experience as a Medical Secretary. She has worked for Mrs Reddy since 2004 and has helped organise and co-ordinate the one stop Fertility Clinic at Cheltenham General Hospital. In the new unit she will be responsible for organising the clinic appointments, collating results and corresponding with the patients and the Fertility Units at Bristol and Oxford to make sure the unit runs smoothly.