To The Moon and Back

At last year’s Fertility Fest I was lucky to be in a session with mother and daughter, Anna Furse and Nina Klaff, who gave an amazing performance about their experiences of IVF as a parent and as someone born through IVF. It was incredibly moving, and I was delighted to hear that Anna and Nina will be back performing at this year’s Fertility Fest at the Barbican where they will be joined in discussion afterwards with Channel Four News Health and Social Care Correspondent, Victoria MacDonald and Ann Daniels, a polar explorer and mother of IVF triplets.

The performance takes place on Friday 26 April at 7pm and you can book tickets here

Lisa Jardine and the HFEA

I was sad to hear Lisa Jardine admitting this week that she was effectively sacked from her role as Chair of the HFEA – see the details in this article in The Guardian, and listen to Lisa talking about this on Channel Four News.

I remember everyone’s surprise when Lisa Jardine turned up on a Saturday to a patient event shortly after being appointed, showing an early commitment to trying to understand the patient perspective. ¬†She had a high profile outside the HFEA which helped to raise interest in her appointment – and many of us were sad to see her go. ¬†Learning now that she didn’t do so voluntarily seems a terrible waste of her talents..