Erika Spooner

Fertility Nurse Specialist

RN, BSc (hons), DipN

Erika has been a part of the trust since 1999. She then joined Cambridge IVF in 2011. Erika qualified as a nurse from Kent University in 1996 following which she worked as a theatre nurse before training as a midwife. Erika completed her degree in midwifery from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1999, and has worked in a variety of roles in Women’s Health since then.

‘’I like to help you feel that you have control over your experience. This is achieved by providing good quality evidence based information tailored to their circumstances. I believe that this facilitates them to make decisions about their care that are right for them.’’’

Erika joined the Reproductive Medicine Department at the Rosie in 2003 which then became Cambridge IVF in 2011. She is also a member of the British Fertility Society and Royal College of Nursing. Erika coordinates the hypo-hypog male treatment pathway and surgical sperm retrieval procedures.

‘’The most rewarding part of my role is helping people deal with difficult situations as well as sharing their joy when desired outcomes are achieved. Continuing professional development is also important to me, whether training in ultrasound/counselling or attending professional conferences’’

‘’The CUH values, "kind, safe and excellent", are truly borne out at Cambridge IVF. We are a small unit, but benefit from brand new state of the art facilities. The team is highly experienced, and most staff have been colleagues for many years.’’

‘’The unit prides itself on providing a highly personalised and patient-driven service. It is great to have a unit within easy reach of the city centre, and that forms an integral part of Cambridge's world renowned Addenbrookes Hospital. This allows the service to provide integrated and local treatment from diagnosis through to delivery and beyond. ‘’