Are you struggling with questions and concerns about fertility treatments during the Covid-19 global pandemic?
At 4pm BST on Friday, 25 July 2020, the HFEA will be presenting a talk for IVFbabble readers and all Babble Fertility Expo visitors
The HFEA will cover the following topics
COVID-19 and the HFEA
How COVID-19 affected the fertility sector
Why were clinics closed?
Understanding the HFEA traffic light system
The future of the fertility sector
If you are anything like most IVFBabble readers, you have been champing at the bit while you wait for IVF and IUI treatments to resume as usual
While some private clinics re-opened their doors back in May (when the HFEA have the green light for treatments to resume), NHS-funded procedures are still held up in many boroughs.
Have your treatments been rescheduled or postponed indefinitely? This talk aims to give you the information and tools that you need to make informed choices about your fertility journey.
What is the HFEA?
The HFEA is the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in the UK. They are aGovernment regulator responsible for making sure fertility clinics and research centres comply with the law. Their website provides free, clear and impartial information on UK fertility clinics, IVF and other types of fertility treatment and donation.”
The HFEA gave clinics across the UK the go-ahead to commence or re-start treatments on 11 May 2020. Fertility treatments, such as IUI and IVF, were paused in March to divert resources and staff to the Covid-19 effort. Now that the numbers have become more manageable and the country is reopening, they have issued guidelines for safe treatments.
The HFEA is dedicated to helping clinics keep patients and staff safe during the administration of all treatments. According to their website, they “need to be assured that clinics have processes in place to ensure all of these before they reopen. Clinics will need to satisfy the requirements set out in the revised General Direction 0014. These requirements include that clinics record the measures they will be taking to comply with current guidance on safe and effective treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic published by professional bodies and UK and devolved governments.”
More information can help you make better choices
Dealing with infertility is always hard, but the uncertainty and unprecedented worry of the Covid-19 pandemic has made it more difficult than ever. Arming yourself with more information can help you make informed choices that are best for you.
That is why we are so pleased to present this upcoming HFEA talk, which aims to answer your most pressing questions
The HFEA talk will take place at the following date and time:
Date: Friday 24 July 2020
Time: 4pm BST (16h)
How: Just click on the URL link here to register
Make sure you tune into this informative talk and if you have got any questions after the talk, please do make sure you get in touch by either dropping us a line at email@example.com or head to the HFEA to answer directly