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Dr Alison Richardson

Consultant in Reproductive Medicine
Ally is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. She works primarily in Northampton. She is also the Group Clinical Lead for Training and Development.


Ally graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005 and subsequently undertook training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Wessex, South West Peninsula and East Midlands deaneries.She then took 3 years out of clinical training to undertake research towards a PhD before she successfully secured a prestigious RCOG approved subspecialty training post in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in Leeds.

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Ally enjoys working for an organisation that prioritises quality care for people seeking fertility advice and treatment
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Dr Alison Richardson


Upon completion of her training in 2019, Ally worked as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.She then joined Care in September 2021. 

Specialities & Credentials

Although interested in all aspects of subfertility and assisted conception, Ally has a particular interest in ovarian reserve, premature ovarian insufficiency and fertility preservation as well as recurrent implantation failure and miscarriage. 

Ally aims to provide evidence-based care to her patients and, as such, is very interested in research. In addition to her PhD, which was awarded by the University of Nottingham in 2017 and focussed on minimising diagnostic uncertainties in early pregnancy, she has over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, written 3 book chapters and been part of RCOG and BFS guideline development groups for national evidence-based guidelines.  To date, Ally has given 8 international and 25 national presentations and won numerous prizes for these.

Ally also has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester and a Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Dundee.  She is actively involved in training and development which she thoroughly enjoys.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Ally is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians, British Fertility Society and British Menopause Association. She currently sits on the Training subcommittee of the BFS and the Examinations subcommittee of the RCOG. 

Links to published work

Effect of deprivation on in vitro fertilisation outcome: a cohort study - PubMed (

A clinically useful simplified blastocyst grading system - PubMed (

The Use of Androgen Priming in Women with Reduced Ovarian Reserve Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology - PubMed (

Is a woman's chronological age or 'ovarian age' more important in determining perinatal outcome after assisted reproductive treatment? - PubMed (