Impact of Covid-19 on fertility clinics and patients

Laura Carter-Penman, Regional Lead Nurse for Bourn Hall Norfolk and Cambridge
Laura Carter-Penman, Regional Lead Nurse for Bourn Hall Norfolk and Cambridge

‘Fertility nursing through a global pandemic’ is the theme of the RCN Fertility Nursing Forum Conference, and Laura Carter-Penman, Regional Lead Nurse at Bourn Hall, has been invited to speak about the impact of COVID-19 on fertility clinics and patients.

Laura says: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to share our experiences with the forum. The pandemic created a sharp learning curve, but many of the changes to practice such as reducing the number of appointments have created efficiencies without compromising the outcomes. We have introduced virtual consultations and webinars and these have made sessions more accessible to both partners.

“The pandemic has been challenging and still is for both patients and staff and this conference will be an opportunity to highlight the challenges faced and share best practice on how these have been, and can continue to be, overcome.”

The RCN Fertility Nursing Forum Conference, is an opportunity for fertility nurses to get the latest updates and developments to enhance their professional practice and improve patient outcomes. There will be the opportunity to network and exchange views with like-minded professionals.

Topics include:

  • Implementing a virtual patient pathway
  • Guidance on COVID-19 vaccines and the impact on fertility and early pregnancy
  • COVID-19 HFEA regulations and the impact on clinics and patients
  • Managing patient expectations through a global pandemic
  • Covid fatigue, redeployment and mental health and wellbeing – the impact on nursing staff
  • COVID-19 and the impact on fertility funding and waiting times

More about the RCN Fertility Nursing Forum Conference to be held on 2nd November 2021.

RCN Fertility Nursing Conference 2021

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