Dr Debra Bloor is Director of Governance for CARE Fertility Group. She has worked in the IVF field for more than 20 years. Debra was awarded her PhD in 1992 then worked for 10 years at the University of Manchester doing research aimed at understanding the causes of infertility and improving fertility treatments.
“My research wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing generosity of IVF patients who donated their most precious gift – their IVF embryos – in the hope of helping IVF patients in the future.” – Debra Bloor
In 2004, Debra went to work for the fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority becoming the HFEA’s Chief Inspector in 2014. She was responsible for ensuring that all of the UK’s fertility clinics met the requirements of the law and were providing safe and efficient treatments.
Debra joined CARE in January 2016 and aims to use her experience to support the CARE team in continuing to offer the highest quality, patient focused treatment possible in line with the regulatory requirements.
“I joined CARE because I knew that CARE constantly strives to make sure that the science behind our treatments is evidence based and that means that we give patients the best possible chance of having a family. As Clinic Director, I use all the skills I’ve gained in my previous roles to make sure you have the best and safest treatment possible. I do believe though that there can always be improvement and that improvement comes from understanding the things that are important to you and constantly learning how to do things better.” – Debra Bloor