Staff News

Welcome Back Clare!

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Clare Wilson
Following a career break, embryologist Clare Wilson returned to the laboratory team at MFS in January 2012.  She had previously been one of the laboratory team at the unit from 2001 to 2006 and also specialised in andrology at another IVF unit for five years before that.  As one of the MFS embryologists, Clare undertakes IVF and ICSI procedures as well as all other embryology, egg and sperm protocols.  She is currently working towards regaining her clinical embryologist (CE) status in May.

Donna and Donna – the Donor ‘Eggsperts’!

What’s in a name? Well, meet Donna and Donna the egg donor ‘eggsperts’ at MFS!

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Donna Wassell and Donna Rea-Gardner - coordinating the 'gifts of life'

Donation co-ordinator Donna Rea-Gardner and fertility nurse specialist Donna Wassell have responsibility for the recruitment of egg donors and sharers and for managing the donor egg recipient waiting list.  With the increase in any payment to an egg donor of £750 from 1 April 2012, they are ready to welcome many more enquiries from egg donors over the coming months to provide the many potential recipients with the call they are waiting for: ‘we’ve matched a donor with you’!

Email Donna and Donna for more information about becoming an egg donor or call them on 01922 455911.

Hallo Sal and Bal

Sally Prime has joined MFS as the clinical administrator while Lynsey Bissell is on maternity leave.  As well as supporting the doctors, nurses and nurse assistants, she manages the clinical diary via the Data Management System, provides patients with results of tests and procedures, including pregnancy tests, books appointments and ensures that all clinical administration is handled as efficiently as possible.
Sally Prime
Sally Prime

And Baljit Kaur joined the weekend office team in November 2011 to ensure patient notes are available as required and to assist the weekend team with general admin duties.

ABA Certificate for Valerie

Valerie Fraser
Valerie Fraser
Semenologist Valerie Fraser recently completed module 1 of the Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA) certificate in laboratory andrology.  The year long studying has formalised her inhouse training in the MFS laboratory in sperm diagnostics.

MFS Seeks New CRF

MFS is currently seeking a clinical research fellow to join the medical team.  For more information and application details.
Clinical lead Dr Abey Eapen and medical director Dr Gillian Lockwood
Clinical lead Dr Abey Eapen and medical director Dr Gillian Lockwood

And Phoebe-Rose Makes Three!

Beth Elton
Beth Elton
Congratulations to clinical midwife Beth Elton and her husband Thomas who celebrated the birth of their daughter Phoebe-Rose in December, a sister to (MFS twins) Toby and Barney – but Phoebe-Rose was all their own work!

Fond Farewells

Lorraine Sears
Lorraine Sears
MFS recently bid farewell to DMS project manager Lorraine Sears who oversaw the successful launch of the data management system, which has transformed the storage of patient information at MFS, and also to Carole Heap who ensured MFS always looked its best and reached the high standards of cleanliness during her time as one of the housekeepers.  We wish them the very best.
Carole Heap
Carole Heap