Code of Practice

The Code of Practice has been updated (29 October 2015)

Please check all local and offline copies of the Code of Practice correspond with this revision.
For details of what has changed please see the recently published Chair’s Letter.

Code of Practice cover 2015 The HFEA Code of Practice is intended to help and encourage licensed centres to understand and comply with their legal requirements. It also gives guidance on how centres are expected to go about meeting those requirements.

User guide to the Code
Information about the purpose, context and structure of the Code and how to use it.

The principles reflect the HFEA’s key regulatory priorities from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act. They indicate the key behaviour and outcomes the HFEA expects each licensed centre to demonstrate.






Guidance notes

This section of the Code contains 32 guidance notes to help our clinics to understand their responsibilities.

The general format for guidance notes is made up of Mandatory requirements, HFEA guidance and Other legislation, professional guidelines and information.

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29 October 2015 updates to guidance

We’ve made some amendments to the Code of Practice, consent forms and Directions. These updates came into force in 29 October 2015.

...find out what changes took place


Code of Practice edition: 8