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NICE Evidence Update on fertility

31 March 2015

We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on ‘Fertility’ has been published.

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

The new Evidence Update focuses on a summary of selected new evidence ...

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Expression of Interest to deliver academic programme for the Accredited Scientific Practice (ASP) Programmes in Reproductive Science

18 March 2015

The Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) Training and Career Framework has entry routes into each of the four levels of the Healthcare Scientist workforce. Successful completion of the requisite education and training programme provides the initial qualifications for that level.  However, employers may require their healthcare science workforce to develop new skills in order to address the introduction of new scientific and technological developments and to support significant service development and change.  To achieve this, Health Education England (HEE) is developing an ...

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Fertility Fairness upcoming Parliamentary Event

23 February 2015

The Fertility Fairness campaign is organising a Parliamentary Reception “Fertility Services: The Picture Doesn’t Have to Look Like This”, kindly sponsored by Ian Austin MP. This will take place at 2pm on March 25th in the Attlee Suite.

Across England it has long been the case that fertility services are not being commissioned in line with evidence on clinical and cost effectiveness. In October 2014 NICE said unequivocally said that the “NHS should stop rationing fertility treatment”.

This event will feature a short look-back on the approach to date of ...

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AHCS Accredited by PSA

18 January 2015

We are pleased to note that the Academy for Healthcare Science Register for Healthcare Science Practitioners has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

For more information please see an article from AHCS.

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NICE publish Quality Standards for Fertility

24 October 2014

NICE released this month its Quality Standards for the treatment of people with explained or unexplained infertility, and for those preparing for cancer treatments and wishing to preserve their fertility:

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ACE express concerns about potential regulation changes in Scotland

08 October 2014

Stephen Harbottle was quoted recently in The Herald Scotland in a discussion about the impact of devolving regulation of abortion and fetility treatment to Holyrood. He expressed ACE's concern at keeping best practice standardised across the UK, and a potrential for health tourism within the UK:

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2014 Healthcare Science Awards

01 April 2014


ACE Congratulate those recognised in the 2014 Healthcare Science Awards

ACE would like to congratulate those individuals recognised for their outstanding achievements and contribution to Healthcare Science as category winners in the 2014 awards ceremony.

Nominations were received for:

Jackson Kirkman-Brown MBE

Mathew Tomlinson

Christine Leary

Nicky Monks

The Leicester Fertility Centre


Winner of Healthcare Scientist of the Year:

Jackson Kirkman-Brown MBE, has been pivotal in developing a service to allow members of the armed forces who sustain genital trauma injuries in the ...

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HFEA Press Release on Mitochondrial Replacement

04 June 2014

The HFEA released a press statement yesterday (3rd June 2014) with a summary of their Third Scientific Review into the Safety and Efficacy of Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques.

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Hunter Scientific travel grants available for 2017!

05 January 2017

ACE would like to inform you that Hunter Scientific have generously provided ACE with a number of travel grants that are now available to our members.

The following Hunter Scientific travel grants are available in 2017:

*2 Hunter Scientific National Travel award £250

*2 Hunter Scientific International travel award £500

*1 Hunter Scientific student travel award £250

In addition to this ACE has also provided the following travel grants:

*3 ACE National Travel award £250

*2 ACE International travel award £500

*3 ACE ...

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No more Postcode Lottery

23 October 2014

Fertility Fairness would like you to sign an e-petition to the UK Government asking that all CCGs uptake NICE guidelines for fertility treatment:

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