Medic ‘scientist of year’

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A MEDIC from Sheffield who has helped change the way IVF treatment is carried out across the country has been named national Healthcare Sci-entist of the Year.

Rachel Cutting, princi-

pal embryologist at Sheffield’s assisted conception unit, was given the award by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

The Healthcare Scientist of the Year award is granted annually by the Department of Health as part of an award scheme that recognises outstand-ing individual achieve-ment within the NHS.

The winners are selected annually by Britain’s Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Sue Hill OBE.

The award recognisesRachel’s uncompromising commitment to a project called ‘one at a time’, which promotes single embryo transfer during IVF treatment, as well as her outstanding leader-ship.

Rachel, who works at the Jessop Wing, said: “Itwas a wonderful surprise to be awarded healthcare scientist of the year at the awards.

“It recognises the work

of the ‘one at a time’ project, which promotes patient safety by reducing multiple pregnancies.

“While I received the award, it reflects the hardwork done by dedicated people who I am fortunateto work alongside.”