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#makeIVFfair

#makeIVFfair Fertility Network UK supports Steve McCabe MP’s bill to equalise IVF treatment in the UK Aileen Feeney, chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network UK said: ‘Fertility Network UK wholeheartedly supports Steve McCabe MP’s call for the Government to treat infertility like any other illness and provide access…

Help shape future fertility research

Can you help? If you have experience of fertility treatment can you complete three 15-minute surveys online. This is vital work which is trying to establish the core outcomes (results) for future fertility research - and the researchers are keen to ensure the voices of people with experience of IVF…

Good news: Trafford retains NHS IVF

Good news, Trafford clinical commissioning group has decided to retain the 1 NHS IVF cycle it currently offers. Commenting on Trafford clinical commissioning group’s (CCG’s) decision to retain the one NHS IVF cycle it offers, Aileen Feeney, co-chair of Fertility Fairness and chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network…

Rhythm of Hope Retreat

Following the Rhythm of Hope retreat early in 2018, one of our supporters kindly wrote about her experience so that others have an opportunity to hear what the day is like. "For those of us who have never attended a retreat day for childfree couples by circumstance this is a…

Trafford plans to cut all NHS IVF

Save NHS IVF in Trafford. To register your view on Trafford's plans to remove all NHS IVF email Elizabeth.walker4@nhs.net Trafford will announce its decision on Tue 27 Mar at a public meeting at 9.30am at Crossgate House, Washway Road, Sale, M33 7FT. To attend email Elizabeth.walker4@nhs.net https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/free-ivf-nhs-scrapped-trafford-14428791 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09w7pb4/north-west-tonight-late-news-19032018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43461078 http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/16101282.Answers_wanted_over_plans_to_scrap_IVF_in_Trafford/…

Shattering myths about IVF, fertility and age

Commenting on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's (HFEA's) Fertility Trends report 2014-2016, Aileen Feeney, chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network UK, said: ‘It is encouraging to see the HFEA’s Fertility Trends report (2014-2016) shattering myths about IVF, fertility and age. IVF is not the preserve of older…

Reproductive and gynaecological health campaign: Fertility Network with Mediaplanet

Fertility Network recently worked with Mediaplanet UK on the 2016 Reproductive and gynaecological health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of The Guardian newspaper and the content available online also at http://www.healthawareness.co.uk/reproductive-gynaecological Read exclusive content from key thought leaders and learn more about Reproductive and Gynaecological Health.…

Bath and North East Somerset restrict access to NHS IVF

Bath and North East Somerset CCG has restricted access to NHS IVF (it currently provides one full IVF cycle to clinically eligible couples). It has announced that from today to be clinically eligible for this one NHS IVF cycle: The female partner receiving treatment must be aged between 23 and…

The most difficult day of the year

Mother’s Day can be one of the most difficult days of the year when you are not a mother – by circumstance not choice. It is hard to avoid the wall-to-wall celebration and commercialisation of motherhood: the adverts on TV, the cards in shops, the posts on social media; some…

Win 10 pairs of tickets for The Fertility Show in Manchester 24-25 March

Fertility Network is at The Fertility Show in Manchester in three weeks' time and we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away. To win a pair of tickets for 24-25 March simply post a comment on our Facebook competition post see https://www.facebook.com/FertilityNetworkUK Winners will be announced on Monday 12…

Stork Belfast Fertility Group meeting – cancelled

The 'Stork' Fertility Group that was scheduled to meet in Belfast tonight has been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. The meeting will be rearranged - for more information please email: Hilary@fertilitynetworkuk.org

Volunteer Friendly award in the North Lanarkshire

Fertility Network Scotland have achieved the Volunteer Friendly award in the North Lanarkshire area. This award recognises groups who ensure volunteers are always involved in covering a range of topics e.g. understanding volunteers, volunteer diversity, equal opportunities and recruitment, volunteer support and celebrating volunteer contributions and impact. Fertility Network Scotland…

Want to be on our Scotland Management Committee?

Fertility Network Scotland are seeking new members for its Scotland Management Committee.  Applications are welcome from any person with an interest or experience in the sector. These are voluntary positions.  Members of the committee are unpaid but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.  There are approximately 4 meetings per year,…

I lost my fertility through cancer treatment.

I lost my fertility through cancer treatment. This is my view on scientists growing human eggs in labs Sometimes I feel angry about all of the things that I have lost, but mostly it’s just a sadness that is ever-present. I will never get to share the moment with my…

Human eggs grown for first time in lab

Human eggs have been grown for the first time in the lab; the hope is that eventually this research could lead to new ways of preserving female fertility, for both women and girls. Commenting on the news, Aileen Feeney, chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network said: ‘Infertility is…

Southend slashes NHS IVF; Essex the UK’s IVF black spot

Southend clinical commission group (CCG) has cut the number of NHS IVF cycles it offers from two to just one partial IVF cycle (maximum two embryo transfers) and removed NHS IVF for women over 40. Sarah Norcross, co-chair of Fertility Fairness said: ‘Fertility Fairness is appalled that Southend health bosses…

Ibuprofen taken in the first three months of pregnancy may harm the future fertility of baby girls – Fertility Network UK responds

Commenting on the research suggesting ibuprofen taken in the first three months of pregnancy may harm the future fertility of baby girls, Aileen Feeney, chief executive of national patient charity Fertility Network UK said: ‘Infertility is a devastating disease which can cause depression, suicidal feelings, relationship breakdown, social isolation and…

Full funding of IVF treatment would lower rates of multiple pregnancies – Fertility Network UK responds

Commenting on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' paper highlighting full funding of IVF treatment would lower rates of multiple pregnancies, Aileen Feeney, chief executive of national patient charity Fertility Network UK said: ‘For couples experiencing years of heartbreak in their struggle to have children, the decision to choose…

Continuing our support in N. Ireland

After 13 years working for the Charity in Northern Ireland, Sharon Davidson has decided to move on in a different career direction. Sharon has really enjoyed working for the Charity and will miss the committed staff, whom she describes as caring, supportive and really focussed on the needs of those…

Did you hear about the first #TTC Lunch?

On Saturday 20th January 2018 over 100 men and women from the trying to conceive community, many from Instagram, came together for a lunch organised by IVF Babble and some other amazing individuals. The Fertility Network UK were proud to support the event alongside several other speakers. This is the…