Our quality programme
Merrion Fertility Clinic is authorised to operate as a Tissue Establishment, regulated by the Irish Medicines Board, and affiliated with the Irish Fertility Society.
The application of a quality management system to assisted conception services supports the drive towards continual improvement and a consistency across all services.
Two objectives we aim to achieve through quality management are:
- Rational and efficient treatment of our patients from first contact through all stages of assisted reproductive treatment to outcome management.
- Evaluation of the risks in all aspects of workflow and health & safety, as well as in the documentation and prevention of any errors in patient management.
These are measured in terms of quality assurance.
In aspiring to meet our patients’ requirements and in giving them satisfaction in the care they receive, we have implemented a quality management system which facilitates safe, efficient and effective working practices and patient focused services. The interaction between all activities is clearly identified and managed so that there is seamless transition from one activity to the next.
Merrion Fertility Clinic is compliant with the following laws and directives. We also use the guidelines / recommendations listed below as forms of reference:
|SI 158 of 2006||EU Dir. 2004/23/EC||Irish Medical Council||NICE|
|SI 598 of 2007||Commission Directive 2006/17/EC||Irish Medicines Board||HFEA|
|Commission Directive 2006/86/EC||Institute of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Changes made to any of the above legislation or regulations are reviewed by the Quality Management Review process. All members of staff are made aware of legislative changes in reproductive medicine, relevant health and safety issues, data security and confidentiality.
In 2009 Merrion Fertility Clinic achieved ISO 9001:2000 accreditation.