The Wales Fertility Institute is the only NHS funded service covering South and West Wales. Being part of one of the largest NHS Health Boards, Swansea Bay University Health Board, WFI uses an unique approach to fertility treatments where the priority of the service is the quality and safety of the care provided to our patients. WFI utilise the stringent NHS governance processes to ensure that all aspects of care provided to our patients are undertaken in line with NHS requirements. The Senior Management Team are made up of:
Adel Davies - Head of Service
My name is Adel Davies and I am the Head of Service for Wales Fertility Institute.
I joined Swansea Bay Health Board in 2005. Over the last 16 years I am proud to have progressed my career to my current role as the Head of Service for the Wales Fertility Institute.
As a frontline NHS manager I have worked and led in acute Secondary Care Hospitals as well as Primary and Community services.
Previously to joining the NHS I was a Regional Manager Coach for Peacocks stores and worked in stores covering the breadth of South West Wales.
My passion has always been in improving services so that they delivery high quality, safe, efficient and effective care for the users. As well as improving services I also continually look to develop as an individual and actively engage in relevant training opportunities to stay up to date with all relevant learning and development opportunities. I encourage my team to also invest in their own personal development so that we create an upwardly mobile workforce increasing productivity to maximise the value of employees within our Health Board.
Outside of work I live in West Wales with my family. We live in the country where our horses, sheep and dogs keep us busy. We have kept and loved animals all our lives and am proud to have competed successfully at the Royal Welsh and Horse of the Year Show with our Welsh Cobs. As a family we also spend a great deal of time together enjoying the beach and countryside around us.
I see my positon as a Senior Leader within the Health Board as a privilege. I work with passionate, driven teams of individuals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds that dedicate themselves to the values of the Heath Board.
As the Head of Service for Wales Fertility Institute I am committed in ensuring Patient Care is at the heart of all we do.
Dr Paul Knaggs – HFEA Person Responsible, Consultant Embryologist
Dr Gurpreet Singh Kalra, MBBS, MSc, Pg Cert (Med Lead), Clinical Director and Consultant
Dr Kalra is Clinical Director at Wales Fertility institute and Consultant at Wales Fertility Institute and Singleton Hospital, Swansea. He trained in Reproductive Medicine in Norway and the UK, followed by a Master of Science degree at University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Dr Kalra was awarded best research project award by University of Bristol for his work on role of Anti-Mullerian hormone as a marker of ovarian reserve and response. Dr Kalra’s special interests are Minimal access reproductive surgery, Recurrent implantation failure and Fertility Ultrasound scan. Dr Kalra is a member of British Fertility Society (BFS) and European Society of human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He is a BFS accredited trainer in fertility scanning. Dr Kalra has several publications in peer reviewed journals as well as national and international presentations.
Jodie Parry – Lead Fertility Nurse
I studied for my degree in Adult Nursing at Coventry University, I graduated in 2006 and began my nursing career in Trauma and Orthopaedics’ at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. After 2 years I joined the team at IVF Wales, it was there that I truly found the speciality that I wanted to spend the rest of my career working in. In 2008 I completed the Women and Health degree module through Cardiff University, then in 2011 completed a postgraduate certificate in Gynaecological Ultrasound.
In 2012, I took the opportunity to work as a senior nurse in a private fertility clinic. Keen to advance my skills and knowledge further I embarked on a MSc in Advanced Fertility Practice and graduated from Edge Hill University, Liverpool in 2018.
I returned to the NHS in 2020 to take up the role of Lead Fertility Nurse at WFI. I am highly motivated and passionate to further develop the service in this exciting role.
Stephanie Herring – Quality Manager
Stephanie has worked within the IVF sector since joining the NHS fertility service in 1994. She is a successful senior governance professional and with her drive to ensure a quality service Stephanie has continually worked within the service to ensure that a patient focused, quality service is offered to all patients accessing the Wales Fertility Institute. Stephanie’s passion is quality and she has a never ending belief that there should be continuous service evaluation and improvement to ensure that our patients are cared for in a caring and safe environment. She continues to share the belief that there is always room for improvement and that there is always the opportunity to learn. She has successfully achieved ISO accreditation for both the quality management system and the diagnostic andrology laboratory service within WFI and continues to ensure there is structured process to ensure robust quality assurance, compliance and risk management frameworks to achieve external quality certification and legal and regulatory organisational compliance.
Samantha Parry – Service Manager
Nicola Watts – Service Administrator
I joined WFI as our Service Administrator in October 2018. My role is to provide senior administrative support to the management team. I have a dedicated and professional demean and ensure that the required administrative duties are undertaken in line with service requirements. My friendly and welcoming approach to dealing with patient queries and other aspects of their care ensures that patients are provided with the optimum experience.
Since joining the NHS in 2018 I have built up a great knowledge base of WFI and service user requirements and this is displayed in my caring and nurturing contribution to the service.
I am currently undertaking a Manager's Pathway course as I am keen to continue my chosen career within the NHS.