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HFEA Appeals Committee appointment

Thank you for your interest in the Chair of the Appeals Committee candidate information pack.

The HFEA plays a critical role in licensing clinics undertaking assisted reproduction and research involving the use of human embryos.

A key component of this role is the need for a robust and impartial process to deal with requests for reconsideration of licensing decisions made by the HFEA.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (as amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) requires the HFEA to maintain an Appeals Committee to deal with requests for reconsideration of licensing decisions. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Appeals) Regulations 2009 promote the impartiality of the Appeals Committee by excluding past or present HFEA Authority members and staff from its membership.  We are currently looking to recruit a Chair to the HFEA Appeals Committee.

Relatively few of the HFEA licensing decisions reach the appeals stage. The Appeals Committee can therefore expect to consider no more than one or two cases a year at most. However, these cases will often be among the more challenging and interesting of our licensing decisions. 

Download the Chair of the Appeals Committee candidate information pack (DOC 140 KB)

Page last updated: 10 February 2017