Meet the Team
Our two consultants have worked within the field of fertility for many years. They also work at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They will plan and oversee your treatment.
Our experienced team of specialist fertility nurses and Lidia, our unit coordinator, will provide information, instruction and support throughout the process. Patients will also have access to the specialist fertility counsellors at Leeds Fertility.
Dr Virginia Beckett FRCOG
Dr Beckett is Clinical Lead for Reproductive Medicine at Orbit Fertility and at Bradford Royal Infirmary. She trained in London and has a keen interest in PCOS and the provision of holistic care. She has worked in Maternal Medicine for over 15 years and uses this experience to help her patients achieve the best pregnancy possible. She is a media spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) and her book, My Pregnancy, was published in 2011.
Dr Shiva Kukreja MRCOG
Dr Kukreja is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Reproductive Medicine. She has an interest in anovulation and laparoscopic surgery. She is committed to teaching and training and is the RCOG Tutor at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Sister Elizabeth Thornton
Elizabeth trained as a nurse and midwife in the early 1980’s and has a degree in Combined Health Studies. She is a qualified non-medical prescriber and has worked in Reproductive Medicine since 2003.
Sr Louise Fazackerley
Louise has been Dual registered as a Nurse and Midwife since March 2007. She spent 2 years working as a Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Unit Nurse before going on to spend 10 years practicing solely as a Midwife at the Bradford Royal Infirmary. She joined our Fertility Team January 2019 and now works Part-time as a Specialist Fertility Nurse and Part-time Midwife. She feels privileged to provide some continuity of care to patients coming through for fertility treatment, right through their pregnancy journey.
Sister Sue Riddiough
Sue qualified as a nurse in 1996 from the University of Bradford and has worked in a variety of settings, including gynaecology and more recently, a research post within the hysteroscopy team at the Bradford Royal Infirmary. Sue joined the Fertility Team in 2011.
Lidia has been unit coordinator with the team since 2003. She has a degree in International Business and has worked at the Bradford Royal Infirmary since 1997. She started work within Reproductive Medicine when NHS funding for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was introduced.Add your content here...