Editor’s Message

Click here to view the Midland Fertility Services’ Christmas e-card

We finish 2013 with confirmation that MFS has exceeded the national average for livebirths according the latest data published by the HFEA – and with the anticipation of further improving these rates, now ‘the EmbryoScopeTM has landed’!  Already we are looking forward to much excitement in 2014, including the birth of MFS Baby 6,000 sometime in the Spring – and other news of rejuvenation and new chapters!

In this issue, catch-up on news of new members of staff and those who are in the front line of patient relations – and some who have a particularly exciting 2014 ahead of them.

Finally, some seasonal messages to ‘MFS Babies’, wrap up this Christmas issue.

Check out the Christmas hours details of the unit, especially if you will be in treatment over the holiday period.

The next newsletter will be out in early 2014 and if you don’t yet subscribe, complete the form to make sure it pops into your inbox on the day it’s issued.

We hope you enjoy the e-newsletter and welcome your feedback. And if you’ve found it a good read, why not tell a friend?


Jill Anthony-Ackery
Communications Manager


BBC Radio5Live Returns to MFS on Christmas Eve


BBC Radio5Live will be broadcasting a return trip to MFS on Christmas Eve between 12.15 and 1.00pm when the Shelagh Fogarty show broadcasts a 45 minute follow-up to the three hour live event from MFS in April this year.

And if your MFS Baby is due to be born between the 19 and 23 December and you would like to be interviewed for the broadcast, contact Jill Anthony-Ackery at MFS asap on 07795 812523 to find out more.

Otherwise, on Christmas Eve, while you’re stuffing the bird and peeling the sprouts, tune-in and join in via:

  • internet
  • DAB radio
  • 909/693 MW
  • twitter-logo @shelaghfogarty and @bbc5live