Celebrating International Nurses Day with Manchester Fertility

12th May 2020 in General

Manchester Fertility nurses and midwives


At Manchester Fertility, we are proud to show our support on International Nurses Day, to celebrate the vital role that nurses and midwives play in fertility treatment and healthcare.

International Nurses Day takes place annually on May 12 to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year, it is also at a time when nurses are on the front line in response to Covid-19, both in the UK and abroad.

The health profession’s response to this crisis epitomises the many sacrifices that nurses and other healthcare workers have made in order to keep us safe and we cannot thank them enough for the bravery they have shown.

2020 is also the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, a jubilee that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has chosen to commemorate by designating this year as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Together with other global organisations, the WHO has launched a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and the challenging conditions that they face right around the world.

Statistics show that the world needs approximately 9 million additional nurses and midwives by 2030 to meet the UN Sustainable Development goal on universal health coverage. Research also highlights that 90% of the workforce is made up of women and that one in every eight nurses practices in a country other than the one where they were born or trained.

Manchester Fertility nurses and midwives

At Manchester Fertility, our nurses and midwives play crucial and varied roles in helping patients through treatment and pregnancy. They provide highly compassionate, informed, and patient-focused care as a vital part of our team.

Below, we wanted to highlight and celebrate the contributions of our nurses and midwives and the difference that they make for our patients.

Sister Samantha Potts

Sam Potts has always had an interest in women’s health. After spending time as a nurse and a midwife, she undertook specialist conception training and later qualified in ultrasound.

Sam joined the Manchester Fertility team in 1997 and has played a part in hundreds of successful pregnancies.

Sam says: “Needing help to conceive is perhaps the biggest issue facing many women today. What’s important is that you don’t wait to seek help. Don’t be worried and afraid – we’re a friendly team and will help you through every step.”

Kirsty Turner

Kirsty has more than 20 years of private sector surgical nursing experience both in the UK and in Australia. Kirsty loves the personal nature of fertility care and, with expertise in gynaecology and general surgery, she is well-equipped to assist patients through routine procedures like egg recovery.

Kirsty says: “I’m very sensitive to the needs of our patients have undergone fertility treatment myself.

Fertility is my passion, and I’m here to ensure all patients feel relaxed and comfortable.

I’m an advocate for patient needs at all times, providing compassionate and individual care, so you always feel really supported.”

Lynsey Moorhead

Lynsey supports patients through the most important steps of treatment and early pregnancy. She has more than 11 years of experience working across all areas of midwifery, most recently working within the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre as the Lead Midwife for the Preterm Labour Clinic at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester.

Lynsey says “My dedicated early pregnancy support bridges the gap from when you complete your fertility treatment to starting your maternity care. I always look forward to helping people as they start this very exciting, next phase of their journey to a family.”

Stacey Rees

Stacey joined Manchester Fertility after a successful midwifery career at St Mary’s Hospital, where she worked in antenatal, postnatal, and high-risk delivery units. She became interested in fertility care during midwifery training, and especially since having cared for women who have been through fertility treatment to achieve pregnancy. With qualifications in midwifery and psychology, she’s able to provide the very best personal and emotional care to patients.

Stacey says: “I feel so privileged to be able to assist people in having a child. I’m really passionate about ensuring patients feel comfortable during their treatment, so you always feel able to ask questions and share your worries and fears.”

These are only a few of our fantastic nurses and midwives in our team – meet the rest here. Every member of our expert team is dedicated in providing our patients with a personal service and we are proud to be supporting them today on International Nurses Day!

Our staff will get to know your name. They will listen carefully to your fertility history, and they will help every patient get the treatment plan they deserve.

If you want to learn more about fertility treatment, you can call our New Patient Team on 0845 268 2244 to help get you started.

Or you can book a free 1-2-1. This is a non-medical appointment where you can explore treatment with us and get to know a little more about our personal approach.

Last updated: 12th May 2020