Staff News

Abey’s gained further professional recognition (as well as constant accolades on the Forum!), Lynsey’s ‘moving up’, Gail’s planning something special in Las Vegas, and we say ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ and ‘welcome’ to Carolyn, Liz and Gemma’s new baby . . .

DRCOG in the (Centre) House

Congratulations to Dr Abey Eapen (below) who has received professional recognition from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, achieving his DRCOG status in October 2009 after successful continuous study and the completion of an exam.  Continuing his specialist training, he is now undertaking a Masters degree.



Lynsey Bissell

Moving on Up(stairs)

Congratulations also to Lynsey Bissell (above), who takes up the new role of clinical administrator in January, supporting the doctors, nurses and nurse assistants.  Lynsey joined MFS in June 2008 as one of the unit’s secretaries and will concentrate her skills on managing the clinical diary via the Data Management System, providing patients with results of tests and procedures, including pregnancy tests, booking appointments and ensuring that all clinical administration is handled as efficiently as possible.

Hello and Goodbye

Welcome to Carolyn Sage (below) who joins the team as a secretary, replacing Lynsey in the office team.  Carolyn joined MFS as a temp in June 2009 and previously worked at the University of Wolverhampton.  She has an NVQ3 in business administration and is now working towards her AMSPAR medical administration qualification.

Carolyn Sage, secretary    

                                        Dr Liz Howland, consultant

More of a ‘cheerio’ than ‘goodbye’ to Dr Liz Howland (above) who leaves her role at MFS to return to Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist.  However, Liz will continue her links with MFS, not only referring patients to the unit  and treating them during their pregnancies and births, but also taking the lead with the recurrent miscarriage service at MFS which is being re-launched in early 2010.

Welcome to Gemma’s Jessie Angel

Gemma Griffiths

Receptionist and NHS contracts assistant Gemma Griffiths and her partner Shaun welcomed their daughter Jessie Angel in October – seven weeks earlier than expected and weighing just 3lbs 15oz.  Congratulations to them both, and to big brother Cody, and best wishes to Jessie for a very happy and healthy first Christmas.

Finance Manager is a Fiancée


Congratulations to finance manager Gail Bellingham on her engagement to Perry Crick.  Gail and Perry met through his fitness and bodybuilding supplements website and good ‘virtual’ customer relations turned into something more tangible.  After being voted Britain’s Fittest Couple by Bodyfitness magazine, Gail and Perry are now planning a low-key celebration next year, in a little white chapel in Las Vegas with only ‘Elvis’ as the best man and a couple of Mr Olympia contenders as possible bridesmaids!