Aldridge Fertility Nurse Speaks At International Conference

Issue Date: 13 June 2005

Vicki Robinson, nurse manager at MFS, will speak at ESHRE 2005 in Copenhagen
Vicki Robinson, nurse manager at MFS, will speak at ESHRE 2005 in Copenhagen

Vicki Robinson, nurse manager at Midland Fertility Services (MFS) in Aldridge, has been invited to speak at an international conference of fertility specialists in Copenhagen on 19 June 2005.

More than 5,000 people will attend the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference and Vicki will join a list of eminent speakers from many countries.

Vicki is one of the most highly qualified and experienced fertility nurses in UK and Europe and will present a paper on the benefits of using abdominal ultrasound during embryo transfers as part of fertility treatment. She is one of only two nurses at MFS – and in the UK – who is licensed to perform egg collections as part of IVF treatment.

“MFS fertility nurse specialists have an extended role and our ultrasound scanning skills are critical to the service we provide and to the success of a patient’s treatment,” said Vicki. “I am delighted to have been asked to present at ESHRE, to share MFS’s experience of using ultrasound scanning during the embryo transfer process and to discuss the benefits to our patients of the technique.”

Heidi Birch, director of nursing services at MFS said: “The invitation to speak at ESHRE is a great accolade for Vicki and recognises both her excellent ultrasound skills and the benefits to patients of the extended nurse’s role at MFS.”

Vicki lives near Aldridge and went to school at Arthur Terry School, Four Oaks. She completed her nurse training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

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MFS was established in 1987 and is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to offer a range of fertility treatments and procedures including IVF, ICSI, egg donation, egg and embryo freezing and sperm recovery. In 2002 the UK’s first ‘frozen egg’ baby was born following treatment at MFS. In 2004 MFS celebrated the birth of the 3,000th baby born after treatment at the clinic and in June 2005, registered its 13,000th patient. Based in Aldridge and Wolverhampton, it treats both private and NHS patients.