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Fertility Network responds to HFEA state of fertility sector report and national patient survey

Commenting on the HFEA’s state of the fertility sector report and patient survey, Aileen Feeney, chief executive of patient-focused charity Fertility Network, said: ‘Fertility Network is pleased to have supported the HFEA in the development of the new National Fertility Patient Survey, and that their plans provide a focus on…

Thank you to everyone who signed our Scream4IVF petition – we have reached 100,000 signatures

A massive thank you from Fertility Network to everyone who took part in the #Scream4IVF campaign and added their signature to the petition calling for fair access to NHS fertility treatment and an end to the IVF postcode lottery. We have succeeded in gathering 100,000 signatures to our online petition…

Coping with Christmas

Facing Christmas and the festive season when you’re struggling with fertility issues can be too painful to bear. It’s hard enough seeing images of family and what you don’t have and want during the rest of the year, but there’s something about Christmas that can make it far, far worse.…

Have your say on the future of fertility treatment at NHS West Kent Clinical CCG

With a growing gap between the money available to pay for NHS care and the costs the NHS faces, NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considering reducing the number of cycles of IVF that would be funded by the NHS. This would enable more investment in other health…

Lost Embryos survey

A student from the University of Sussex creating a book which expresses the feelings of women who are struggling to conceive and the feelings of loss that they get when their period starts. It would be very helpful if you could give in your words, how these things make you…

Have your say on fertility services in West Kent

With a growing gap between the money available to pay for NHS care and the costs the NHS faces, NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considering reducing the number of cycles of IVF that would be funded by the NHS. This would enable more investment in other health…

The worst five words you can say to a couple experiencing infertility

'Why can't you just adopt?' It is a phrase that is repeatedly aimed at one of society's most isolated and misunderstood groups: those facing infertility. Time and again we hear those words, as though a magic formula has been found to sweep away years of trying, treatment and heartache. If only…

The Long Road to Baby BBC Radio Podcast

In this series of podcasts, Sophie Sulehria and her husband Jonny discuss topics such as their attempts to have a baby, the idea of adopting from overseas and consider a life without children on their own. To listen to the podcast please click here.

Fertility Fairness Audit

  England’s clinical commission groups are rationing access to NHS fertility services by setting their own access criteria, including male body mass index (BMI) and age, according to latest figures released by campaign group Fertility Fairness at the start of Fertility Week 29 October – 4 November. These additional access…

Fertility survey: your help needed

Can you help: if you are struggling to become parents, please spare 5min to fill in this online fertility survey; the results will be used in a special programme on Channel 5 in association with Fertility Network UK during Fertility Week 29th October - 4th November. Thanks for your help. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/385KVWP

Bury cuts NHS IVF

Bury CCG is cutting the number of IVF cycles it offers from three to just one for new patients, effective from 1 October 2018. Aileen Feeney, chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network and co-chair of Fertility Fairness  said: ‘We are extremely concerned about the effect that reducing access…

#YouAreNotAlone Fertility Week 29 Oct – 4 Nov 2018

Not being able to have the family you yearn for can be an incredibly isolating experience whatever stage of your fertility journey you are at: considering your future fertility, having fertility treatment, or facing life without children. Fertility Week is a chance to challenge the taboos and myths around infertility…

Join the rally! #Scream4IVF

So, join Fertility Network UK at Richmond Terrace, London on October 10th 5-7pm. We’ll be taking the world’s longest #Scream4IVF to rumble the walls of Westminster for fair access to IVF for everyone, everywhere in the UK. Your support will make this happen. So please scream with us and let…

HFEA’s UK Fertility Patient Experience Survey 2018

If you or your partner have ever had any of these types of treatment at a clinic in the UK, either NHS or private, we would really appreciate you taking time to give us your honest opinions. Your views are very important and will help us as the national regulator of fertility clinics…

Know your fertility vital statistics

Aileen Feeney, chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network, said: ‘Fertility Network wholeheartedly welcomes the HFEA’s report on egg freezing because it is vital that there is increased recognition about the limits of egg freezing and that health professionals and fertility clinics communicate this information clearly to prospective patients.…

#Scream4IVF

WHAT’S UP? The screams of childbirth are loud. But the screams of frustration from not being able to have a child are just as loud. Yet they’re not being heard. THE PROBLEM  1 in 6 couples in the UK experience the pain and devastation of infertility. But 98% of England’s…

Joint statement on the NGA multiple pregnancy report

Joint statement by the Multiple Births Foundation, British Fertility Society, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Fertility Network UK and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, on the publication of the National Guideline Alliance report into the costs of multiple pregnancies. The birth of any child is a wonderful occasion…

Fertility Network at Pride Cymru

24 – 26 August 2018, Cardiff Join Fertility Network as we join in the biggest LGBT+ event in Wales. We are at Pride Cymru 2018 to offer free advice, support, help, information and understanding for anyone affected by fertility issues: • for anyone considering their future fertility • for those…

IVF is 40

Aileen Feeney, chief executive of Fertility Network UK, said: ‘The IVF story over the last 40 years is miraculous: developments in IVF technologies coupled with improvements in IVF success rates mean an estimated 8 million babies have been born worldwide. But there is a dark, often unacknowledged, side to the…