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Best practice for embryology staffing in HFEA licensed assisted conception centres
This guideline aims to bring the sector in line with other Clinical Science specialities to optimise patient care, increase safety, reduce risk (including the risk of legal action against centres and individuals), ensure the use of recognised job titles with appropriate levels...
March 14, 2024
ARCS statement on recent events in the UK
Statement attributable to Professor Jackson Kirkman-Brown, ARCS Chair March 12th, 2024 The Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) are unable to comment on recent events in individual clinics but we do think it important to shine a light on Reproductive Scientists...
March 13, 2024
ARCS DENOUNCES “DANGEROUS PRECEDENT” COURT DECISION IN ALABAMA
Date February 23rd, 2024 ARCS DENOUNCES “DANGEROUS PRECEDENT” COURT DECISION IN ALABAMA Statement attributable to Professor Jackson Kirkman-Brown, ARCS Chair   In LePage v Mobile Infirmary Clinic, the US State of Alabama Supreme Court made a decision that sets an incorrect and...
February 23, 2024
Reproductive BioMedicine Online and the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists announce a new partnership.
Reproductive BioMedicine Online (RBMO) and the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) are delighted to announce a new collaborative partnership.
December 5, 2023
HFEA recommendations to government on modernising fertility law
The Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) has enthusiastically engaged with discussions around updating the Human Fertility and Embryology Act to address the needs of patients, their children and society more broadly.
November 14, 2023
#WhoIsMyDonor Campaign
The HFEA launched its #WhoIsMyDonor campaign on the 19 September, aiming to raise awareness of egg, sperm and embryo donation and how people affected can apply for information from the HFEA. It also aims to encourage donors to update their contact details....
September 25, 2023
NHS Long Term Workforce Plan
As the professional body representing reproductive scientists, the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists, (ARCS), welcomes the publication of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. Our membership is wide ranging and includes biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, academic and other laboratory scientists. The...
July 4, 2023
HCPC Registration renewal
It’s nearly time to renew your HCPC registration The renewal window for your Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a registered clinical scientist is coming up on 1 July 2023. The window is open for 3 months and closes on 30 September 2023. It’s...
June 13, 2023
HCPC - consultation on review of standards of conduct, performance & ethics
The HCPC professional bodies workshop on the Review of the standards of conduct, performance and ethics recently went through proposed changes to standards, which can be found via the link below. Consultation on standards of conduct, performance and ethics | (hcpc-uk.org) The...
May 29, 2023