Fees and regulation reviews

  • Are you ready?

    Find out what changes in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act mean to clinics

  • 7th Code of Practice

    Read about the consultation and review process which produced this version of the Code(07). It incorporated guidance published since the previous code and the merging of the Code with HFEA Standards for Assisted Conception Centres required for the EUTCD.

  • Standards for Assisted Conception Centres

    The consultation process and the draft set of Standards for Assisted Conception Centres were produced in collaboration with relevant professional bodies. Includes the technical requirements of the EU Tissues and Cells Directive.

  • Modernisation of regulation and the new fee strategy

    In 2002 the HFEA undertook a public consultation to design a fee structure to support the licensing and regulatory functions of the HFEA that was equitable and that generated the necessary funding for the organisation.

  • Annual fees for licensed centres (EUTCD)

    In this 2004 consultation document, the HFEA asked for opinions on the appropriate level of fees for human embryo research licences and proposed changes in the arrangements for peer review of research applications and inspection of laboratories.

  • Research fees

    In this 2004 consultation document, the HFEA asked for opinions on the appropriate level of fees for human embryo research licences and proposed changes in the arrangements for peer review of research applications and inspection of laboratories.

  • Public attitudes to regulation

    This 2005 report was prepared by the HFEA as part of our membership of the European Assisted Conception Consortium, and looks at public attitudes to the regulation of fertility treatment and embryo research in the UK.

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Page last updated: 24 August 2012

How we regulate fertility clinics

Doctors in a clinic having a discussionThe HFEA regularly inspects UK fertility clinics and research centres.

This ensures that every licensed clinic is adhering to safety and ethical rules set out by the UK government.

...more about our regulation process