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Tom Bamford

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Dr Tom Bamford joined the Care Manchester team in 2021. He currently undertakes reproductive medicine consultations in the private setting whilst also running an NHS fertility service. He has completed British Fertility Society training in pelvic ultrasound, assisted conception, creating modern families, embryo transfer and IUI. Alongside clinical activities, he has an active role in research; having published book chapters and manuscripts in several world leading fertility journals. This research has been presented both nationally and internationally, winning several awards for previous projects. His main focus of research is the use of artificial intelligence for embryo selection, aiming to shorten the time to pregnancy and increase live birth rates per embryo transfer. His research will be submitted for the award of Ph.D. in 2023 under the supervision of one of the most notable academics within reproductive medicine, Professor Arri Coomarasamy (Tommy’s Centre for Miscarriage Research, University of Birmingham). This has led him to become established as a named reviewer for artificial intelligence articles submitted to the journal, Reproductive Biomedicine. He has become proficient in complex statistical modelling which has then supported his role developing new products and working on innovation for the Care Fertility group.

Dr Bamford’s clinical interests include poor ovarian responders, donation, surrogacy and the care of LGBTQ+ patients. He currently takes the lead for Care Manchester on managing our patients seeking fertility preservation prior to transgender treatment; having also written guidance on the management of such patients.

Dr Bamford has an interest in recurrent implantation failure; he was responsible for reviewing the latest evidence for treating patients faced with repeated failed cycles and updating our best practice guidelines to ensure that Care is constantly providing the most up to date treatments for its patients. He is also an active member of our donation and surrogacy and guideline development focus groups.

Tom has a strong interest in teaching, lecturing on our embryology master’s course and others as an honorary lecturer. Dr Bamford is particularly passionate about improving access to fertility services for NHS patients and is currently leading on several strategies at Care Manchester to streamline this process for patients across the North West.