• Infertility/Subfertility
  • Fertility Treatments for Same Sex couples
  • Well women clinics
  • PCOS and Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Pain / Menstrual Problems
  • Advanced fibroids management
  • Menopause and Perimenopause
  • Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Contraceptive services
  • Harmony prenatal testing & scanning

Miss Shahnaz Akbar

Consultant Gynaecologist

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

General gynaecology, Reproductive medicine and surgery

Miss Akbar received her training from several esteemed London teaching hospitals, including King’s College, St Georges, Guys and St Thomas, and Barts. Further enhancing her skills, she pursued an MSc in ultrasound scanning from London South Bank University.

Beginning her role as a consultant in assisted conception at King’s College Hospital, London, she later transitioned to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Here, she serves as the senior lead consultant for fertility and IVF services, playing a pivotal role in the development of a dedicated fertility/IVF centre.

Consistently, Miss Akbar prioritises individualised care for her patients. She believes in involving patients in treatment decisions and values their comfort and dignity. Known for her approachable nature, she ensures every patient feels understood and respected.

Additionally, her multilingual capabilities mean she’s adept at providing holistic care to patients from various backgrounds. At Mercuri, we’re proud to have Miss Akbar on board, further amplifying our promise of holistic and inclusive women’s health care.

Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust

Lead Consultant for fertility services/ general gynaecology at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

English, Persian, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Arabic.

  • RCOG London
  • British Fertility Society
  • British Menopause Society
  • British Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology.
  • European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology