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HFEA statement: Homerton Fertility Centre

The HFEA has issued a statement regarding the Homerton Fertility Centre.

Peter Thompson, Chief Executive of the HFEA, said: “The HFEA’s Licence Committee met on 2 May 2024. The Committee decided that the Homerton Fertility Clinic’s licence should remain suspended until August, while investigations continue.

“The clinic remains under enhanced regulatory oversight and the HFEA will not lift the suspension of the clinic’s licence until we are certain that patients can be treated safely.

“Serious incidents in fertility clinics in the UK are rare, but each one is distressing for those patients involved, which is why we take them very seriously. The HFEA investigates what clinics do in response to incidents to make sure that everything is done to understand what went wrong and, crucially, to take steps to ensure it does not happen again.

“The UK model of fertility clinic regulation is internationally regarded. By having special laws, setting best practice through our Code of Practice, and sharing learning on incidents the HFEA promotes safe practice to minimise the risk of incidents.”


Review date: 3 May 2026