Our Medical Consultants and Doctors
Our patients are most likely to meet a member of the medical team after their initial appointment with a member of our nursing team. All patients are under the care of one of our two Medical Consultants during their treatment. The medical staff ensure that patients are properly diagnosed and will review their cases to ensure that the right treatment pathway is used and the receive the correct treatment.
The named below are permanently committed to the Fertility service however you may see another member of Mr Bentick’s or Mr Sizer’s medical team.
Mr Andrew Sizer
Mr Sizer is Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer at Keele University School of Medicine. He was appointed in 2007. He is the medical lead for Fertility services.
He completed specialist training in Wales in 2005 under Mrs Sheila Walker (who ran the first NHS IVF clinic) gaining an MD in Male infertility in 2002 (supervised by Professor Shaw, previous President of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists)
He is currently RCOG College Tutor for the Trust and Undergraduate lead for Womens Health at the Shropshire campus for Keele University.
In addition to IVF and Gynaecology work, he is very much involved in Postgraduate training in the region, being Chair of Intermediate training (ST3-5) within the Postgraduate School of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Health Education West Midlands.
At the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, he is the current Chair of the MRCOG exam standard setting sub-committee. He was an examiner for the Part 2 MRCOG OSCE and is a current examiner for the Part 3 MRCOG clinical assessment.
He is the lead author of two existing books of MRCOG exam preparation: ‘SBAs for the Part 1 MRCOG’ (2012) and Part 2 MRCOG: single best answer questions (2016).
Mr Bernard Bentick
Mr. Bentick has been a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Shropshire for 28 years. He started the Shropshire and Mid-Wales Fertility Centre in 1991 and has helped develop it with colleagues, to the point where it now provides a comprehensive Fertility and Assisted Conception Service.
He consults in the NHS at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and at The Shrewsbury Nuffield Hospital for those who are Self-Funded.
Mr. Bentick qualified in medicine in 1978 and obtained his general gynaecological and obstetric training in Liverpool, gaining the MRCOG qualification in 1984. He then worked in Watford and the Middlesex Hospitals before researching reproductive medicine (including IVF) at the Royal Free Hospital.
He was a leader in developing ovarian stimulation for IVF in the 1980’s, with several publications.
He then worked in Leicester for 3 years setting up the NHS IVF service there, before being appointed as a Consultant in Shropshire.
He has published on fertility and menstrual disorder topics. He is a post graduate teacher in reproductive medicine and surgery, assisted conception and laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.
His main areas of interest and expertise are fertility investigations and treatment, IVF/ICSI, female & male fertility surgery, polycystic ovarian syndrome, investigation and management of heavy and painful periods, including endometrial resection (TCRE), treatment of fibroids, endometrial polyps and endometriosis and hormonal problems including Pre-Menstrual Syndrome & Menopause.
Mr. Bentick has a person centred approach, involving his patients in the decision making process regarding their care and responding to their individual needs.
Dr Ronke Awe
Ronke is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with special interest in Reproductive Medicine. She brings to our team experience from several Fertility Units in the South West.
Ronke trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Southwest Peninsula Deanery and is experienced in single and multi-site service delivery through tertiary and district hospitals. She did a Fellowship in Fertility at Salisbury Fertility Centre prior to spending a year as a Post-CCT Specialty Doctor in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth where she was the lead for Fertility Preservation and Recurrent Miscarriage at South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine.
Ronke co-authored a chapter on “Caesarean Delivery and Peri-partum Hysterectomy” in the second edition of ‘Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Developing Countries’ in 2016 and her paper, ‘The Review of Results of Fetal Fibronectin at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske’, was published in Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2018. Ronke was also a visiting lecturer for Biomedical Sciences at Plymouth University and she looks forward to contributing both to training and to attracting trainees to Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine in Shrewsbury and Telford area.
Dr Mak Massoud MBBCH, MScOG, FRCOG, MScReD (Bristol)
Mak has been working in the fertility field for over three decades. He has wide experience in assisted reproduction in the UK and Overseas. Mak’s clinical interests include all aspects of assisted conception. He obtained a Masters degree in Human Reproduction and Fetal Development from Bristol University. He is a member of the British Fertility Society and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and regularly attends national and international conferences and workshops. Mak believes in treatment individualisation and works closely with couples to ensure the best outcome
Candice graduated in 2010 in King’s college London and did her MSc in Reproductive Science and Women’s Health in 2013 at UCL. Candice has been awarded her MRCOG (Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) in 2017 and currently working as a clinical research fellow in reproductive medicine.