GOOD NEWS - Restarting IVF Treatment
The news came on Friday 1st May 2020, first by email from HFEA to clinic PRs, and later in the day the news headlined the weekly Covid-19 update by the health secretary Matt Hancock. After a period of uncertainty and stress, the proverbial light appeared in the tunnel. The HFEA have taken the decision that fertility clinics can apply to re-start treatment from 11th May 2020. We thank God for this.
The good news is that we can soon resume our duties which is to help to make parenthood a reality. We can put forward our ‘Covid-19’ safe working strategies to the HFEA for approval from 11 May 2020. Subject to satisfactory approval, treatment cycles could start shortly after.
Luckily, St Jude’s is not a big centre. We are nimble on our feet. Our small size and our setting which is clinical yet homely, is well suited for times like this. Safety and quality will continue to be our tradition.
We have a long list of clients who have been waiting patiently, we will be in touch soon.
J. Adeghe PhD, FRCOG.