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Jane Blower

Scientific Director - East Midlands

Deputy CSO - NHS England

Jane graduated from Nottingham University with the first UK Masters in Assisted Reproductive Technology.  In her substantive role as a consultant reproductive scientist she is responsible for directing and managing the scientific service for the diagnosis, management and treatment of infertility patients at the Leicester Fertility Centre.  She is also the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) Person Responsible and is a founder member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) and sits on the Executive committee for ACE.

Jane is a member of the Quality Improvement Group for the IQIPS accreditation programme and has a strong belief in the role of accreditation to improve the quality of services.  In October 2010 Jane was appointed as Scientific Director to the NHS East Midlands as a part time secondment, offering scientific advice to the SHA, subsequently HCS workforce advisor to Health Education East Midlands, whilst providing leadership, strategic direction, and influence for healthcare sciences and scientists across the region.

In April 2014 Jane was seconded as Deputy CSO (acting) in this role she works closely with the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and senior colleagues at NHSE and is actively involved in the CSO work programme, focusing on leadership, quality, innovation and commissioning of diagnostics as well as working with NHSIQ for the delivery of seven day scientific services.  Jane regularly lectures at De Montfort University. Her research interests include male factor infertility.

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