Every fertility centre in the UK has to report their success rates to the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) which inspects and licenses all fertility centres.
Our fertility achievements speak for themselves and can be viewed by searching for “Shropshire and Mid-Wales Fertility Centre” here.
Understanding these statistics
It is not meaningful to directly compare clinics’ rates or create ‘league tables’ of clinics’ performance because:
- Clinics treat patients with different diagnoses and this will affect their reported success.
- Most clinics carry out too few cycles each year to reliably predict a patient’s future chance of success in each age group.
- The reported rates relate to a period of treatment from about 2 years ago and may not be a good indication of a particular clinic’s current performance.
For more information on the reported data, please read the HFEA’s advice which is available here
What is the HFEA?
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UK’s independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.
The HFEA licenses fertility clinics and centres carrying out in vitro fertilisation (IVF), other assisted conception procedures and human embryo research.
How does the HFEA arrive at success rates
The HFEA presents the performance figures for every licensed clinic. Success rates show the number of treatments carried out by the clinic in a particular year and the number of pregnancies or live births that were born as a result.
The data published should only be used as a general guide to a clinic’s performance. The majority of clinics’ success rates are around the national average.