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Our Patron Professor Lord Winston

Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London.

In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve  in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.

Robert Winston is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust - a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.

 

The Friends of Hammersmith Hospital Board of Trustees

 President Prof N. Standfield F.R.C.S     Vice Presidents.  Prof A. Chu F.R.C.P., Mr. Punjabi F.C.C.P.     Chairman Miss A. Smith

Executive Committee: Mrs D. Oldfield, Ms J. Sweid, Mrs G. Hunt, Ms S. Lennon, Mrs P. Powell,  Ms S. Pavlik,  Mrs H. Grewal, Mrs H. Melmoth, Mrs M. Kearney

Administrator: Mrs. U. Jeffries

Emeritus President: Prof. K. M. Taylor F.R.C.S