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by Kathryn Thomson

Chief Executive

Every day is different here

What I love about my job is that every day is different.  This week my time has been spent on gaining a greater insight into the potential future opportunities for our Genetic services.  At Liverpool Women's Hospital we provide the clinical & laboratory genetic service for all of Cheshire & Merseyside. They do some really interesting work.  We have invested in new technology that will improve these services to patients. 

I spent Tuesday in Preston with colleagues from other NHS organisations and Universities looking at how we will ensure we have a workforce that is fit for purpose in the NHS.

On Wednesday, we hosted the North West Governors Forum which sees about 80 Foundation Trust Governors visit our hospital to debate key issues of interest.

I also had lunch with Catherine Dixon, CEO of NHS Litigation Authority, which was helpful & informative.

On Thursday evening we held a Medicines for Members event which focused on Menopause. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the team who attended the event to share their knowledge of the subject with the audience.

Today started with a visit to our fantastic Hewitt Fertility Centre, which featured recently in BBC4 Babymakers.

Myself & other Board members had the opportunity to see at first hand the new technology that we have invested in, which is already seeing impressive outcomes for patients undergoing fertility treatment.  It is amazing & a privilege to see at first hand new life being created in front of your eyes.  Our staff really do amazing things every day. 

This was followed by a meeting of our Board of Directors were we were discussing key issues that will be important to our services in the next few months, including some really exciting opportunities for our Hewitt Fertility Centre which I will share with you in the next few months.

01 February 2013