Jane Blower - HFEA Person Responsible
Consultant Embryologist and Scientific Advisor EM AHSN
Jane graduated from Nottingham University with the first UK Masters in Assisted Reproductive Technology. In her substantive role as a consultant embryologist 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; she was part of the original team who opened the centre in 1989. Jane is a founder member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) and sat on the Executive committee for ACE for 6 years. 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. She is also a member of the NICE evidence update review on fertility group and an HCPC partner. 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, and subsequently HCS workforce advisor to Health Education East Midlands, whilst providing leadership, strategic direction, and influence for healthcare sciences and scientists across the region.
She is also undertaking a part time role providing advice to the EMAHSN and supporting their affiliated projects, including the MRC nodes.
In April 2014 Jane was seconded to a national role as Deputy CSO (acting) for 12 months, in this role she worked closely with the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and senior colleagues at NHSE and continues to be actively involved in the CSO work programme working as a clinical associate supporting accreditation of scientific and diagnostic services focusing on leadership, quality, and innovation and commissioning of diagnostics as well as the delivery of seven day scientific services. Her research interests include male factor infertility.