24-09-2014 Information about HFEA consent and multiple births workshops

The HFEA will be holding a number of good practice workshops around consent and multiple births on the following dates:

  • Thursday 13 November in Bristol
  • Thursday 20 November in Edinburgh
  • Wednesday 26 November in London
  • Thursday 27 November in Manchester

In the morning workshop, clinic staff will hear from a legal barrister (Kate Gallavant, QC) about the importance of properly obtaining consent and examples of what can happen when things go wrong. Staff will have the opportunity to gather and share best practice with their fellow colleagues at other licensed clinics.

The morning session will be a good opportunity to obtain a better understanding of what is considered best practice for effectively obtaining patient consent. By getting their feedback at the workshop, the HFEA wants to identify opportunities to further support clinic staff and patients to ensure that consent is properly understood.

In the afternoon, the workshop will be professional led, from the Multiple Births Stakeholder Group, to help clinic staff identify and share good practice to meet the HFEA target of 10%.

The workshop is an opportunity for those who are meeting the target to share their good practice tips. A key part of the workshop will be an ‘open forum’ session where delegates will be invited to discuss various issues around reducing multiple births rates with a panel of experts. The meeting will include presentations on updated professional guidance on eSET and how the HFEA regulates performance regarding multiple births.

For more information, see the Consent and multiple births workshop page on the HFEA website.