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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UK's independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.

The HFEA licenses fertility clinics and centres carrying out in vitro fertilisation (IVF), other assisted conception procedures and human embryo research.

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Clinic staff and other professionals

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HFEA news

HFEA reconvenes independent expert panel and launches call for evidence
21 June 2016
We are pleased to announce that we have reconvened the independent scientific panel to consider the safety and efficacy of mitochondrial donation techniques.
Find out about our plans for 2016/17
11 May 2016
We have published our business plan for 2016/17 which describes the range of work we will do in the coming financial year to deliver our strategic vision: high quality care for everyone affected by assisted reproduction.
HFEA innovation plan consultation
26 April 2016
Does the HFEA have a role to play in promoting innovation? This is one of the questions that we would like your feedback on, in regards to our draft innovation plan.

Understanding fertility clinic success rates

person drawing a graphWhat do clinic success rates really mean? Are they that different between clinics?

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