Dr David W Polson


Dr David Polson is one of CARE Manchester’s Consultant Gynaecologists. He has over 30 years’ experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and has a special interest in the management and investigation of Subfertility, and couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. 

He qualified from St Mary’s Hospital, London University in 1980 and spent the first few years of his career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology working in London. During this time, Dr Polson held a two-year post in Reproductive Endocrinology and pioneered the use of ultrasound in the recognition of Polycystic Ovaries. He developed low dose gonadotrophin therapy for the treatment of women with PCOS, to help them conceive and he still has a clock from 1985 – a gift from the first couple to have a baby with this treatment. 

This work provided the impetus for Dr Polson to pursue a special interest in the management of Subfertility. In 1988, he spent 18 months as Clinical Fellow in the Monash IVF Unit, Melbourne working alongside some of the clinical and scientific pioneers of IVF. 

Upon his return to Manchester, he obtained a Consultant post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Salford Royal Hospital where he worked for 21 years. He established the Early Pregnancy unit and Fertility Clinic at Salford Royal, and with this came his interest in the investigation and management of couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. 

Dr Polson joined Manchester Fertility in 1990, held a weekly IVF clinic, and continued his involvement in egg collections and embryo transfers. More recently with the increased demand for oocyte donation, he has been actively involved with the provision of care for couples with low ovarian reserve.


“My belief remains that individualised patient care is fundamental in providing the necessary help and support for each individual or couple wanting a baby. This is also certainly true for all couples who have had the misfortune of experiencing recurrent miscarriages.

During my 30 years in IVF, there have been many wonderful advances and it remains a tremendous honour to be a part of the team that gives rise to a successful pregnancy.

I hope to continue to be involved with these moments, and also be there to support the couples for whom success does not occur. I am excited at the thought of moving forward with CARE Fertility.” – Dr David W Polson