Welcome to March's edition of the HFEA e-update.
In this month's e-update find out how you can share your views on the work that we do so that we can highlight areas that can be improved.
Thank you for reading this month's edition.
Peter Thompson, Chief Executive, HFEA.
Help shape fertility treatment for patients, donors and their wider families
We want to hear your views about how we work, so we can understand your perceptions of the HFEA and your suggestions for possible improvements.
Seeking reactions, feedback and recommendations will enable us to arrive at an agreed position about what needs to change, and the actions or processes that need to be put in place for these to occur.
How will we do this?
We have commissioned Opinion Leader - an established market research company to gather your thoughts and suggestions by carrying out:
- Focus group discussions with patients
- In-depth interviews with donors, donor-conceived people and people seeking fertility treatment
- Online patient and stakeholder surveys
Who do we want to talk to?
We would like to talk to patients (those who are seeking fertility treatment, those who have had successful fertility treatment, those who have had unsuccessful fertility treatment, and private and NHS patients), egg and sperm donors and donor-conceived people.
We are looking for professional and patient organisations, UK-licensed centres and laboratories, and other stakeholders from all those involved in all aspects of assisted reproduction.
How can you get involved?
If you would like to take part in this research and are one of the following, please e-mail Becky Ingram at Opinion Leader for more information:
- A patient, donor or donor-conceived person
- A stakeholder who would like to complete the stakeholder survey
Opinion Leader is a Market Research Society Company partner and therefore guarantees confidentiality and anonymity to anyone who takes part in the research. Your contact details will be used for the purpose of this research only.
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Page last updated: 05 March 2014