Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Regulates the research and treatment of fertility and provides information to people having, or considering treatment


To ensure that all treatment clinics offering in vitro fertilisation (IVF), donor insemination or the storage of eggs, sperm or embryos, conform to high standards.

Services provided:

  • Create, update and enforce a Code of Practice which gives clear operational guidelines to fertility clinics
  • Keep a register of patients and the result of treatments they received, the details of any donor involved and the children who are born
  • Inform and advise patients, donors and clinics about fertility treatments and the issues they raise
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of embryo and reproductive research to ensure any progress made is in everyone’s best interests before it is adopted.


HFEA Guide to Infertility, containing detailed impartial information about all licensed clinics, the treatments they offer and their success rates.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.


10 Spring Gardens

Phone: 020 7291 8200
Fax: 020 7291 8201

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