The BFS supports the Covid 19 vaccination program and advises pregnant women and everyone wishing to start a family (including those who are undergoing fertility treatment) to have the vaccine when offered. We support efforts to encourage uptake of the vaccine in these patient groups and have created patient-facing FAQ on this subject (https://www.britishfertilitysociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Covid19-Vaccines-FAQ-2.1.pdf). Patients […]
10th Jan 2022
9th Apr 2021
The Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) and British Fertility Society (BFS) U.K. statement on Covid-19 vaccine 9th April 2021
The British Fertility Society and the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists support today’s statement by the RCOG on COVID-19 vaccination for women contemplating pregnancy. We share a common interest in ensuring that eligible women continue to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination prior to embarking on pregnancy, as well as during pregnancy.
It appears at […]
8th May 2020
A message from ARCS and BFS to all patients regarding the reopening of the fertility sector, from Jane Stewart, Chair of the BFS Executive Committee.
3rd May 2020
On Friday in a surprise move Matt Hancock MP announced the re-opening of fertility centres. This is of course widely welcomed by patients and those working in the specialty. Currently licensed treatment is suspended by virtue of General Direction 0014 placed on centres’ Licence to Practice on 23rd March by the HFEA. By lunchtime Friday, in […]
1st May 2020
To propose the milestones that, if met, would support a decision to resume fertility clinic activities and treatments in the UK and to assess which of these can be considered to have been met.
Information gathering process:
A letter was sent to the memberships of the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists […]
14th Apr 2020
COVID-19 – Next Steps – Statement from British Fertility Society and Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists for Fertility Staff
We write concerning the next steps that we all need to consider in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. You will recall that the Executive Committees of our two societies published guidance on the 18th March designed to respond urgently to the crisis. We are pleased that the overall reaction of the sector to the […]