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Mr Nicholas Sharp

Consultant Gynaecologist

 

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Professional profile

Mr Nick Sharp is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with special interest in Reproductive Medicine.

After recieving his post at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, Mr Sharp subsequently founded the Bath Assisted Conception Clinic - now re-named the Bath Fertility Centre. The centre offers the full range of assisted conception techniques including In-Vitro Fertilisation, Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection, Donor Insemination, Egg Donation, Cryopreservation of sperm, eggs and embryos and also assist with surrogacy when appropriate.

Mr Sharp has initiated research into the use of microwave energy for the treatment of heavy periods which resulted in the successful introduction of Microwave Endometrial Ablation into clinical practice in 1994 in the UK, and subsequently worldwide.

In 1989 Mr Sharp introduced Vaginal Ultrasound Scanning into clinical practice in Bath as well as introducing standardised Operation Records into Private Practice which have now been emulated in the NHS. He was the first clinician to introduce Helium Plasma Arc Diathermy for endometriosis in England and Wales.

He also introduced Risk Management into Gynaecology many years before Clinical Governance framework was enforced.

Personal profile

Mr Sharp is married with three children. He enjoys gardening in his spare time - especially hard landscaping and walling - as well as fishing and skiing.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath

Year of first medical qualification

1976

Special clinical interests

Reproductive Medicine, including Assisted Conception (IVF/ICSI), tubal surgery, myomectomy (removal of fibroids) & treatment of endometriosis
Vaginal Ultrasound Scanning (to assist diagnosis)
Microwave Endometrial Ablation (Minimal access treatment for heavy periods)
Management of Menopause

Research interests

Nick Sharp is the Clinical Inventor of Microwave Endometrial Ablation first introduced into clinical practice in 1994 in Bath. He is now researching the possible use of microwaves for the treatment of fibroids.

He was the first Clinician to develop local anaesthesia technique for out-patient Microwave Endometrial Ablation. Recently completed research comparing different forms of local anaesthesia for out-patient setting.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
British Fertility Society
British Medical Association
Wiltshire Sub-fertility Review Group
Bath Clinical Society