BFS response to the judicial review ruling on the HFEA and Mohammed Taranissi case

Dr. Mark Hamilton, Chair of the British Fertility Society said:

“The British Fertility Society is concerned to hear about the way this case has progressed. The Society supports the principle of regulation of the fertility sector. The regulator needs to be accountable, and it needs to maintain the trust and confidence of the sector. In this case, this has not happened, and the HFEA needs to look hard at how it can regain this trust. The HFEA receives funding from levying fees on clinics, and of course the clinics may effectively be asked to fund this failed action; given the limited NHS support for fertility treatment, this means an additional burden on those who want to have children through assisted conception. The British Fertility Society will be asking the Department of Health to conduct a full investigation.”