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The online booking system gives you the choice of a date and time to suit you and in most cases will be for a face to face appointment. If we need to change this to a virtual appointment we will be in contact with you via email with your Zoom details.

Your visit to a Spire hospital may be affected by local coronavirus restrictions.

Come to your appointment alone: To support social distancing and help protect our staff, patients and consultants, we’re restricting access in our hospitals except for exceptional circumstances so please come alone to your appointment.

Face masks: It is a mandatory requirement for patients to wear a mask within our hospitals unless medically exempt.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you will not be able to attend a face-to-face appointment. You should get a test and stay at home.

  • Recent onset of a new continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Please do not attend the hospital if you develop, or have had recent contact with anyone with the Covid symptoms listed above.

We do not offer Covid-19 testing as part of our private GP service.

Please read the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information.

You can book appointments for yourself or for someone else using this online booking service. If you wish to book a follow up appointment, please contact the hospital to make these arrangements.

To book online and secure an appointment you will need to pay at the time of booking. Once you’ve chosen your appointment slot it will be held for 20 minutes while you complete the details needed to confirm.

We accept Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards.

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Miss Shahnaz Akbar

Consultant Gynaecologist, Obstetrician & Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery

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Miss Shahnaz Akbar

Consultant Gynaecologist, Obstetrician & Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery

MBBS, MSc (USS), MRCOG, FRCOG, MRCPI, PgDip (Medical Heath & Education), PgCert (Counselling skills)

Professional profile:

I have been a consultant gynaecologist, obstetrician and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery since 2005. I started as a consultant at King’s College University Hospital in London, and then moved to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in 2008, where I am based now and working as the lead consultant for the fertility services and developed a dedicated Fertility/IVF unit. I specialise in general gynaecology and obstetrics and subspecialise in reproductive medicine and surgery. I am very approachable to my patients, on their initial visit, they are provided with a dedicated telephone number and an email to contact me directly.

I offer appropriate advice, investigations, treatments and support in a non-judgmental fashion to couples including same sex couples and single women, who want to conceive or having any fertility or gynaecological issues or male factor subfertility. I take great pride in providing a focused and holistic care to my patients in a comfortable and professional environment. My aim is to provide patient tailored /personalised treatments and care according to their needs and always involve patients in the decision making process whilst at the same time respecting their dignity.

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You can book appointments for yourself or someone else using this online booking service.

To book online and secure an appointment you will need to pay at the time of booking. Once you’ve chosen your appointment slot it will be held for 20 minutes while you complete the details needed to confirm.

We will ask you for details of the symptoms you wish to discuss with the Consultant and when you first noticed these.

We accept Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards.