News Archive

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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EU Responds to concerns about "One of Us" Campaign

30 May 2014

You may remember that ACE was party to a Statement sent to the EU Commission expressing concerns about the "One of Us" Campaign which seeks to ban all financing of activities that presuppose the destruction of human embryos, including stem cell research. The EU has responded, and The Wellcome Trust has now released a Statement regarding this.

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Support for Research in Stem Cells & Reproduction

13 April 2014

You may have heard of the ‘One of Us’ Citizens’ Initiative, which is seeking a ban on all financing of activities that presuppose the destruction of human embryos, including stem cell research. A number of interested bodies, including ACE, have released a joint statement asking the European Parliament and European Commission to oppose this campaign.

For further details please see the joint statement.

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Nominated @ Healthcare Science Awards 2014

28 March 2014

Congratulations to Healthcare Science Award Finalists 2014!

ACE would like to congratulate our members and those in allied professions who have been nominated for an award in the Healthcare Science Awards 2014;


Healthcare Scientist of the Year

Jackson Kirkman-Brown, Birmingham Women’s Fertility Centre


Workforce Innovation

Leicester Fertility Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Nicola Monks, Salisbury NHS FT


Service Innovator

Leicester Fertility Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Christine Leary, Hull IVF Unit

Mathew Tomlinson, ...

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PGD International Society Annual Meeting

21 February 2014

The Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society are holding their Annual Meeting in Canterbury from the 29th April til the 2nd May this year.

For further details, see their flyer:

Or visit the meeting website:

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