Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Category: Arm's Length Body (includes Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Trading Funds and NHS bodies)
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HEFA) oversees the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research. It licenses fertility clinics and centres carrying out in vitro fertilisation (IVF), other assisted conception procedures and human embryo research.
HFEA is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health