Rachel is Scientist of the Year

Rachel Cutting
Rachel Cutting

A SHEFFIELD scientist who has helped change the way IVF treatment is carried out across the country has been presented with a national award by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

Rachel Cutting was named Healthcare Scientist of the Year in recognition of her outstanding leadership and teamwork.

The award recognised her work in promoting single embryo transfer during IVF treatment to avoid multiple births, which lead to higher mortality rates.

She is Principal Embryologist at the Assisted Conception Unit at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and has worked in assisted conception in the city since 1994.