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40th Anniversary of IVF Success

National Fertility Awareness Week 30 Oct -5 Nov 2017

Fertility services decision for Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

Bath Fertility is to take over NHS fertility services for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire clinical commissioning groups.  Read the full article here http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/nhs-ivf-treatment-bristol-taken-576128 

Fertility Network UK responds to Belfast Health Trust consultation

With only one NHS IVF treatment cycle in N. Ireland available to eligible couples, staff at Fertility Network UK were deeply disappointed the Health Trust proposed to defer all NHS IVF treatment for new patients until 1 April 2018. This proposal, with a potential saving of £750,000, was open to…

National Fertility Awareness Week 2017

National Fertility Awareness Week is Monday 30 October- Sunday 5 November 2017.

Your Future Fertility – Fertility Network Scotland

Fertility Network Scotland's attendance at Freshers' Events in the North East of Scotland got off to a great start at the end of August with an extremely well organised and well attended day at Dundee & Angus College's Arbroath Campus.  All preparations had been made  there by the Learner Engagement…

Charity of the Year 2017 – Vote Now!

Just Giving have opened voting for their charity of the year. Do you feel able to help us and vote for YOUR charity? This kind of award would really help raise the profile of Fertility Network UK, the work we do and the issues the 3.5 million people in the…

Fertility Network meets with MP to talk about campaign for fair access to IVF

Anya Sizer, Regional Organiser for London has been meeting with Labour MP Paula Sherriff to talk about the campaign for fair access to IVF for all. Paula was one of the powerhouse MPs behind the recent Tampon Tax campaign and is determined to get the IVF Debate clearly on the…

Meeting with Department of Health to push for reversal of NHS Fertility treatment deferment

Sharon Davidson, N. Ireland Co-ordinator, Fertility Network and Berkeley Greenwood, Political Advisor, Fertility Fairness met with key representatives from the Department of Health, Secondary Care Directorate today. We made a very strong case for the possible 5 month deferment of NHS fertility services to be reversed. This economically short sighted…

Good news on IVF waiting times in Scotland

With support of the Scottish Government, IVF provision in Scotland continues to be the most equitable and fair in the UK. Patients in Scotland are offered up to 3 cycles of treatment where it will be clinically effective, with the same criteria being applied to all patients regardless of where…

Fertility Network UK campaign for fair access to NHS IVF

Make a difference #IVFGoldStandard UK fertility guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) state that if you are unable to have children without medical help, women under 40 should be able to access 3 full cycles of NHS IVF (if clinically eligible). However, the vast majority…

Adoption Workshop

Are you considering moving from fertility treatment into adoption?

Fertility Network UK is on the move!

Fertility Network have been busy this last month, preparing for the relocation to our new head office. After 14 eventful years at Charter House in Bexhill, we moving to London. The new Fertility Network UK head office location Our details of our new location are: Address 20 Egerton Drive Greenwich…

The Fertility Show – tickets now on sale!

Tickets on sale for London Olympia 4 - 5 November 2017

Wales Fertility Options Day – A Way Forward

When: 9 September 2017, 10am – 3pm Where: Sachville Avenue, Cardiff CF14 3NY #fertilitywales2017 – Fertility Network Wales are holding the second annual Wales Fertility Options Day. The event will offer free access to a range of fertility specialists from all over the UK and Europe. Finding help and information about fertility issues…

Did you know there is a new HFEA website?

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority are 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. The site offers: Impartial and up-to-date information All-new Choose a Fertility…

New Online Groups England

Fertility Network UK has recently launched three new online support groups: A secondary infertility group:  We have a new group for parents who are experiencing fertility problems which will meet online once every other month. If you would like to join the group or to find out more about it,…

Volunteers’ Week is here!

Happy Volunteer’s Week to the outstanding Fertility Network volunteers we have the pleasure to work with. We have volunteers across the UK who kindly donate their time to support those with fertility issues in their local communities. Our volunteers provide peer support by running local support groups and our Main…

N.Ireland Co-ordinator working with Human Rights Commission

The N. Ireland Co-ordinator is working with legal representatives and the Human Rights Commission to challenge the inadequate NHS criteria for IVF fertility treatment for same sex couples. Fertility Network UK, on behalf of our Service Users, are keen to see movement in N. Ireland towards full implementation of the…

Scottish Fertility Options day a success!

Fertility Network Scotland were delighted to organise and host our annual Scottish Fertility Options day on Saturday 6th May 2017 in Glasgow. Information is vital no matter where you are on your journey and being informed will help you cope better with the ‘Fertility Rollercoaster’.  It brings people together who…

Thorns & Flowers: Infertility experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic Women

This project was carried out by an interdisciplinary team of female researchers at Cardiff and Aberystwyth and set out to explore the use of an arts & drawing workshop to understand the infertility experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Women. The team are now pleased to announce that the booklet…