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We want your views on our next strategy

We would like your views on our next corporate strategy which we’ll launch in April 2020.


The strategy will help us to focus our resources on the things that matter most to all our stakeholders. This page gives you more information about what we’re doing and how you can give us your views.

The strategy outline sets out the overarching aims and objectives for 2020 to 2023. Also included is a summary of the activities that we may undertake to achieve our ambitions.

We’re really keen to get your views on what you think is important. You can give us your feedback by completing a brief online survey that should take around five minutes.


Peter Thompson, HFEA Chief Executive, said:

"Our last strategy was launched in 2017 with a clear focus on ensuring patients receive the highest quality care. Since then, we have worked with the sector to improve regulatory compliance, especially in lowering multiple births – the biggest risk of fertility treatment – and enhanced the support patients receive and the information they are given before and during treatment. We have also made the information we provide clear, impartial and accessible; and driven up standards of clinic leadership across the UK.

"The new proposed three-year strategy continues many of these themes. We are determined that patients and their partners will receive the best quality information and care before, during and after treatment; and that, as the UK wide regulator, we are prepared for any future changes that will affect the sector. As a values-based organisation we will continue to make decisions informed by both ethical and scientific concerns.

"Our work with professionals and patient groups on reducing the multiple birth rate, and our recent focus on the way in which treatment add-ons are offered in fertility clinics, demonstrates that working collaboratively makes us a stronger force. We plan to continue these collaborations in the future. I hope you will take the time to comment on our plans and let us know what you think."


Publication date: 22 May 2019

Review date: 22 May 2021