The CMA has today published its findings from its review of consumer law compliance in the fertility sector. This follows publication in June 2021 of guidance for fertility clinics on their consumer law obligations. The findings report summarises the key findings from the review, sets out a number of recommendations to the sector and explains what the CMA plan to do next. 

CMA have written an open letter to the fertility sector setting out the action they expect them to take in light of the findings. This is therefore relevant to all ARCS members working in a clinical setting.

In addition to the findings report, CMA have also published a report setting out the findings from the latest patient research they commissioned which looks at how self-funding IVF patients choose between clinics and treatment options. 

More information about the work of the CMA, copies of the reports, the press notice, and the open letter to the sector can be found from: Self-funded IVF: consumer law guidance – GOV.UK (

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