Navigation Links
UK Doctors Demand Overhauling of Fertility Regulatory Authority

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) doctors in UK are demanding complete overhauling of, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), following a judicial rap it has received.

The High Court in London has ruled that the fertility regulator had unlawfully obtained warrants to search a clinic on the eve of a Panorama documentary. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), coming under the purview of the Department of Health, will pay the clinic an estimated 1.3m in costs.

The British Fertility Society, representing the doctors, said HFEA had lost the trust of the clinics it regulates following the high court victory of Mohamed Taranissi, a controversial IVF doctor who has the best success rates in the country.

HFEA officials, accompanied by police, searched one of Taranissi's clinics in January on the eve of BBCs Panorama.

The HFEA has had a year-long argument with Taranissi about the licensing of his two London clinics. But the court ruled that the information its chief executive, Angela McNab, gave to magistrates to obtain the warrant was inadequate.

Professor Robert Winston, of Imperial College, said: "[This is] further evidence of the complete incompetence of the HFEA and the need for the workings of this organisation to be radically reviewed. This situation will do nothing at all to protect the interests of vulnerable patients. With the loss of this amount of public money, the chief executive and previous chair will presumably need to consider their positions."

The British Fertility Society said it would be asking the Department of Health to conduct a full investigation. "The regulator needs to be accountable, and to maintain the trust and confidence of the sector," said BFS chairman Mark Hamilton. "In this case, this has not happened."

The HFEA said in a statement: "We would wish to stress that the HFEA acted in good faith, and on advice. Our aim is to protect pati ent safety and ensure patient choice and we regret any distress that may have been caused to Mr Taranissi's patients." The conclusion of the case would not affect its forthcoming decision on whether the licences for the two clinics should be renewed.

Taranissi was obviously delighted at the outcome. But he noted solemnly,"This is the third instance in the last six months of the HFEA having to accept that its information released to the public about us was incorrect. The cost to the taxpayer of this exercise must be enormous. It grieves me that money, estimated to be in excess of 1m, which could have been spent on research or genuine issues of patient safety has instead ended up in the pockets of the lawyers. The whole episode raises serious public interest questions about the way the HFEA acted in this case."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
2. Doctors needed urgently in Gujarat
3. Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene
4. Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession
5. Doctors advice early anemia tests
6. Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors
7. Doctors not to accept gifts from drug companies
8. Gene testing kit specific for Doctors
9. Doctors warned of fluoride toxicity
10. Doctors decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study
11. Bihar High Court Intervenes To End Doctors Strike
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... "TransPanel Volume 2 is a package of fading panel ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , TransPanel Volume 2 is a set ... set of versatile transitions features presets with up to 4 panels with complementary line ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Groth Family Insurance, a Washington-based firm offering ... a charity drive to support the family of Cindy Hendrickson, a local mother ... On October 29th of this year, Cindy Hendrickson swerved to avoid an oncoming ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... its 10th anniversary with the grand opening of the Sober College Robert Pfeifer ... spanned two days, December 2-3, and was attended by an overwhelming amount of ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... "I had a terrible time trying to ... "I thought that if the nebulizer had a more child-friendly design, then children would ... He developed the patent-pending NEBY to avoid the need to deliver medication via a ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Russ DiGilio ... the first national #QuackGivesBack campaign which supported local breast cancer organizations during National ... Quack Gives Back initiative, and we’re very pleased with the participation ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... , Dec 9, 2016 Research and ... Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... The report forecasts the global optical ... period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario ... 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... 9, 2016 Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Head ... Director, CEO: Dr. Masayuki Mitsuka ) has presented ... given edaravone intravenously in 10-14 day cycles for 48 ... the ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised (ALSFRS-R). The data were ... ALS/MND in Dublin, Ireland . ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... offering. ... global travel vaccines market to grow at a CAGR of 6.83% ... scenario and the growth prospects of the global travel vaccines market ... revenue generated from the sales of various vaccines administered to actively ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: