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60 seconds with lead fertility nurse Laura Carter-Penman

The joys of balancing a leadership role with hands-on care
Laura Carter-Penman

The joys of balancing a leadership role with hands-on care and patient advocacy

Laura Carter-Penman qualified as a nurse from the University of East Anglia in 1996. After working as a staff nurse in elective surgery and urology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, she spent two years in the private sector. She was deputy ward manager on a medical ward at The Sandringham Hospital, also in King's Lynn.

She returned to the NHS in 2003 as a senior staff nurse at Hinchingbrooke NHS Trust in Cambridgeshire, rising to ward manager. In 2011 she took up her first post as a fertility nurse, at Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridge, the world’s first IVF clinic.

After four years as lead nurse at the clinic, she took

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