Monthly Archives: June 2012

An Italian triumph, a Spanish defeat and a French escape

Well, my Italian dad didn’t care much for football but I think even he might have been proud of his team’s incredibly well deserved win against the favourites, Germany, tonight.  I found I was too.  That, combined with the defeat … Continue reading

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At last…consultation on the HFEA and news of the NDSG

Just as the sun starts to shine and we all look forward to working a bit less hard, the Department of Health have decided to produce their consultation on the future of the functions of the HFEA today p://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/06/consultation-regulators/ I haven’t … Continue reading

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Family building and donor conception: what does it mean?

So many interesting questions and issues were raised at the invitation only event put on by PROGAR (Project Group on Assisted Reproduction) at the Nuffield Foundation yesterday.  The main speaker was the wonderful Professor Ken Daniels from New Zealand and … Continue reading

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Spanish fandango: the sequel

It’s good to be able to report some progress in getting information about donors from some Spanish clinics.  Following my post on 31st January https://oliviasview.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/spanish-fandango/ and then again on 2nd February where I wrote about how Spanish law allows all non-identifying … Continue reading

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Calling all former egg, sperm and embryo donors

It is not widely known that in the UK it is possible for formerly anonymous sperm, egg or embryo donors to re-register as ‘willing to be known’ to people they have helped create, from that person’s 18th birthday.  Why would … Continue reading

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CQC, DoH, HFEA…wot are they up to?

So the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a new chief executive.  DoH civil servant David Behan grasped the poisoned chalice last Friday stating, as he accepted the position, that the CQC should be an outfit that ‘takes action where services … Continue reading

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Baby boxes, foundlings, resilience and the need to know

There have been two stories in the good old Guardian over the last few days that have once again raised the issue of a child’s ‘right’ to be raised by biological parents.  In today’s main paper, and in a slightly … Continue reading

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