HFEA / Nuffield Council

Two of the most significant bodies in the UK involved with the monitoring and regulation of bioethical issues are the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA)
21 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF
Telephone: 020 7291 8200 / [F] 020 7291 8201
Web: http://www.hfea.gov.uk
Email: admin@hfea.gov.uk
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UKs independent regulator overseeing safe and appropriate practice in fertility treatment and embryo research.

The authority licences and monitor centres carrying out IVF, donor insemination and human embryo research. It also provides a range of detailed information for patients, professionals and Government.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
28 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JS
Telephone: 020 7681 9619
Web: http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org
Email: bioethics@nuffieldbioethics.org
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines ethical issues raised by new developments in biology and medicine. Established by the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, the Council is an independent body, funded jointly by the Foundation, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

The Council has achieved an international reputation for addressing public concerns, and providing independent advice to assist policy makers and stimulate debate in bioethics.