Dr Alison Taylor

Dr Alison Taylor

MBBS, MD, MRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

36 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.95

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4.95

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Alison was lovely to deal with. We felt like she explained things clearly and was honest about the process and our chances. She was pragmatic but also really warm. She had been recommended to us and we would recommend to anyone else hoping to start or grow their family. “
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Subspecialties

  • Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2940863
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    793 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1231 reviews

    About

    Dr Alison Taylor is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Assisted Conception and Reproductive Medicine at The Lister Fertility Clinic. She developed a keen interest in Subfertility and Assisted Conception after joining the team at St Thomas' Hospital as a research registrar in 1991 in the early days of IVF, when a new clinic was being established. After completing an MD research thesis on 'Parthenogenetic Oocyte Activation as a model for embryonic preimplantation genetic diagnosis' and being the first trainee to complete Subspecialty Training in Reproductive Medicine at Guys and St Thomas, she was appointed Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in 1998. There, she ran the Assisted Conception Unit, was the clinical lead for Gynaecology, and was involved in organising the teaching programme for medical students.

    In 2005 she joined the team at the Lister Fertility Clinic and now has almost 30 years of clinical experience in IVF and Assisted Conception. She enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to providing excellent care to individuals or couples with subfertility including more complex cases and recurrent implantation failure, recurrent miscarriage, polycystic ovaries, reduced ovarian reserve, those needing treatment with donor sperm or eggs, and those wanting fertility preservation through egg or embryo freezing. She tries to be empathetic and supportive, while providing clear evidence based guidance about different investigations and treatment options available.

    At home she enjoys time with her family, playing the piano, ski-ing, cycling, gardening, baking and long walks with the family labrador!


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Investigation and treatment of subfertility (Reproductive Medicine Subspecialist) 
    • Assisted Conception / In vitro fertilisation
    • Treatment using donor sperm and donor eggs
    • Polycystic ovaries
    • Oligo-amenorrhoea, ovulation induction
    • Recurrent Miscarriage
    • Recurrent Implantation Failure
    • Fertility Preservation (Egg and embryo freezing)
    • As a Reproductive Medicine Subspecialist interested in a wide range of factors that contribute to Subfertility
    • Assisted Conception - full range of Assisted Conception techniques offered in the Lister Fertility Clinic and at the Shard
    • Recurrent Implantation Failure after previous IVF cycles
    • Sperm DNA fragmentation
    • Egg freezing
    • Recurrent Miscarriage
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    Medical procedures

    • Fertility Treatment
    • In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
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    Special interests

    • Female Infertility
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Amenorrhoea
    • Early Pregnancy
    • Fibroids
    • Infertility
    • Irregular Periods
    • Male Infertility
    • Subfertility
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    Education

    • MBBS
    • MD
    • MRCOG
    • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
    • British Fertility Society
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Fertility Treatment
    17/20
    In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    14/20
    Female Infertility
    4/20
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    3/20
    In-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
    2/20
    Male Infertility
    2/20
    Miscarriage
    2/20
    Gynaecology
    1/20
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fertility Treatment
    Alison was lovely to deal with. We felt like she explained things clearly and was honest about the process and our chances. She was pragmatic but also really warm. She had been recommended to us and we would recommend to anyone else hoping to start or grow their family.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Fertility Treatment Female Infertility
    We found Alison and the Lister Fertility Clinic after recommendation and we were privileged to work with her on our treatment plan for over a year. Throughout our treatment Alison was very clear with us about our situation (based on her tests and investigation results) and what protocols we might try. She helped us plan our treatment overall so that we had some structure on when we might need to change our approach. We took on board that guidance and with the help of Zoe our Counsellor we joined the waiting list for an egg donor so that we could get ready for making that decision alongside trying several cycles using our own eggs. Fertility treatment is hard, and is as much a mental battle as it is a physical one. With the odds stacked against you (per cycle) it’s a battle often played out over a period of time. It's important to find a clinic and a Doctor who you can work with over the duration of that journey. We were very clear that IVF treatment was the chance to ‘roll the dice’ and not a guarantee of a baby. What sets Alison apart beyond her outstanding medical expertise, is her excellent communication style that is both compassionate and clear. We understood very clearly what was going on at every point but also what our plan was so that we weren’t in an open ended hopeless battle against the odds. As our deadline loomed she helped us change our focus with sensitivity and compassion. We will be forever grateful to Alison and her team not only for our eventual success but more importantly for her help and support to us throughout our journey. There isn't another person who we would have wanted to have by our side going through our treatment.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fertility Treatment Male Infertility In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    Dr Taylor was brilliant throughout our fertility treatment. She clearly explained the process and made us feel comfortable with the treatment. She answered all of our questions in a balanced way and helped us make informed decisions with confidence. We are so grateful for her advice and expertise.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fertility Treatment In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    Explains things clearly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fertility Treatment In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    Incredibly knowledgeable. Excellent during face to face meetings.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Female Infertility
    Dr Alison Taylor is an extraordinary doctor and person. Throughout the years of various IVF attempts, Alison has been so informative, helpful and always so kind and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Alison and would never hesitate to recommend Dr Taylor to anyone looking for assistance in getting a baby.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    Clear, helpful, sincere and practical.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fertility Treatment
    helpful, friendly and flexible
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fertility Treatment In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    My GP recommended Alison Taylor for a second opinion on my fertility prospects following several poor service experiences (and outcomes) at a well known Harley St clinic. The wonderful thing about Alison, which, sadly, I hadn’t experienced before, is that she consistently left me feeling she had my best interests at the heart of her advice and service, rather than commercial gain for the clinic. She didn’t attempt to sell anything and left things to me to enquire about, had I wanted to explore further treatment. She also explained she isn’t a fan of aggressive stimulation in IVF, which is what swayed me into having further attempts. Harley St were keen to ramp up the stimulation to the max after an already high dosage which resulted in plenty of eggs but not a single embryo to transfer. The focus of her approach was quality over quantity, which was very persuasive. She patiently explained the whole process in the simplest terms and what my options were going forward, of which she set out a few. She encouraged questions and addressed all of them. She followed up immediately with a written record of the consultation along with up to date information sheets - again something that we hadn’t experienced before. Unfortunately, that first attempt under her care didn’t work and, I have to say, we thought that was the end of the road for us, which Alison completely respected. However, she also offered the option of trying a slightly different protocol. Again, not pushy at all and patient with us taking months to decide. When we decided to have another attempt, we were lucky enough that Alison was on duty to carry out the egg collection, which led to multiple embryos. She also carried out the transfer of the embryo that led to our beautiful daughter. At all times, I felt incredibly safe in her hands and really appreciated her bedside manner - both during the consultations and during the procedures. It was a world away from the multiple rounds I’d experienced elsewhere. I genuinely couldn’t recommend Alison enough!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fertility Treatment In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Female Infertility
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Taylor. After several years of heartache we knew we had found the right place after our first appointment with Dr. Taylor. She was compassionate, and excellent at presenting us with options. Clear and explained things so well. She was hugely empathetic too. Thanks to her and her wonderful colleagues we now have 2 beautiful children. I have recommended her to friends who have also found success in creating a family under her expertise! Would recommend her 100%
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