Certification is a process by which an authorized body evaluates and recognizes either an individual or an organization as meeting pre-determined requirements or criteria.
The European Fertility Society will offer certification to fertility clinics based on standards developed by the Society’s Patient Care Guidance Development Group approved by the Scientific Committee. The scope of the certification program is to assure the best possible patient care and experience for patients and relatives before, during and after receiving treatment and respective guidance of all clinic staff including but not limited to nurses, midwives, IVF coordinators, and patient care colleagues.
The Certification Committee will oversee the certification process, will review and validate the auditors’ final report and will make the final certification award decision.
The European Fertility Society promotes patient care good practice and stimulate development and competition among fertility clinics worldwide. Choosing an IVF Clinic by patients significantly influences their fertility journey experience during entire treatment. The IVF AWARD celebrates outstanding achievement in the patient care, help and support, creativity and communication in the fertility worldwide.
The IVF AWARD Jury researches, analyses, selects and awards fertility clinics within six independent categories such as:
- Best patient care & support.
- Outstanding patient experience during the IVF treatment.
- Transparency and collection of treatment outcomes.
- Best marketing initiative.
- Best IVF clinic website.
- Best fertility blog.
The entries are judged by an independent panel of experts who are representatives of all areas of the reproductive medicine field. Members of this panel are chosen on the basis of their knowledge, expertise and long-term practice in dealing with fertility clinics and their patients. They independently inspect each submitted entry and rate them based on their respective judging criteria – at the same time making sure that all the procedures in the judging process align with the Awards’ values of clarity and transparency. The award winners are chosen on the basis of judges’ combined ratings.
The IVF AWARD JURY
The entries are judged by an independent panel, including the following expert