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Working with others

We listen to, and learn from, those with an interest in what we do and speak to them before making key decisions. One of the ways we do this is through regular engagement with different stakeholders – learn more about each of them on this page. 

Patient Organisation Stakeholder Group (POSG)

The Patient Organisation Stakeholder Group (POSG), previously known as AFPO (the Association of Fertility Patient Organisations), is made up of individuals who represent an established patient group, community, or charity. Members may also consider themselves a key voice who work closely with a specific patient group or who speak on behalf of patients.

The group meet twice a year - autumn/winter and spring/summer.

The organisations represented on the group are:

Licensed Centres Panel

The panel includes 32 staff from fertility clinics and human embryo research centres across the UK, including doctors, nurses, managers, counsellors, scientists and researchers.

We meet with them three times a year to bounce ideas off one another, get their thoughts on our current thinking, share experiences and work together to make improvements.

Professional Stakeholder Group (PSG)

This group brings together representatives from professional groups across the fertility sector twice a year (autumn/winter and spring/summer), including:

Review date: 2 May 2026