Executive Team

Laura Carter-Penman RGN

Laura Carter-Penman RGN

Executive Secretary

Laura is the Regional Lead Nurse at Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic in Cambridge.

Joining Bourn Hall in April 2011, she was promoted to the role of Lead Nurse at Cambridge in 2013 and to Regional Lead Nurse for our Cambridge and Norfolk clinics in 2017.

Laura is the current SING Secretary and took up this post in 2018. She is extremely proud to hold the role of secretary and through her experience and expertise, ensures that best practice and expert knowledge shared within the SING group is cascaded to fertility nurses and HCA’s working within fertility.

Laura is keen to ensure that the nursing teams across the region continue to provide the highest standards of care that they are well known for and to champion continuous improvements in working practices and procedures.

Laura says: “I feel I have really found my vocation working in the field of fertility and feel a strong sense of pride to be part of the wonderful team at Bourn Hall.”

Laura has presented at various events and on many platforms for both healthcare professionals and patients and people accessing fertility services on fertility education and best practice.

Victoria Bolton

Victoria Bolton

SING Web Team

Victoria Bolton is the Nurse and Administration Manager at Gateshead Fertility. She studied Adult Nursing at Northumbria University and in 2014 went on to complete a Degree in Practice Development.

Victoria has recently completed a Fertility Ultrasound course at Birmingham University which now enables her to perform ultrasound clinics.

Victoria has over ten years’ experience in fertility nursing. She has a passion for providing holistic patient care, and as a manager she is dedicated to developing all team members. Her aim is to ensure high standards are maintained and that exceptional, patient-centred care is delivered at all times.

“I love my job and feel bless doing what I do, the most rewarding part of being a Fertility Nurse is the connection that I am able to make with my patients. I am humbled by my job and truly love what I do”.

Katie Best

Katie Best

Executive Treasurer

Katie is the Unit Manager and Quality Manager at Gateshead Fertility Unit. She has the responsibility of the day to day management and organisation of the unit.

She has been an active member of the Senior Infertility Group and had been the groups Treasurer since 2014. Being a member of the SING group has enabled her to liaise with other Senior Nurses from all parts of the UK and Ireland and this has been invaluable.

Katie is very passionate about Nurse Education for both Qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants. She has helped organise a variety of Nurse meetings and has also Chaired at meetings as well as spoken at them.

She is extremely proud of the Health Care Assistant day which along with other members of SING has now been delivered, very successfully, for 2 years and looks forward to participating in many more years.

Katie recently represented SING, contributing to the development of the Royal College of Nursing document, An RCN Education and Career Progression Framework of Fertility Nursesparticularly focusing on the development for Health Care Assistants.

She is a motivated nurse who feels very proud to work within the field of Fertility Nursing and all the special skills that is needed in this area and to help develop the Fertility Nurses of the future.

Katie has also recently been appointed as an inspector for the HFEA and plays an active role in supporting licensed centres with meeting the regulatory requirements.