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This policy document is part of a response submitted by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Consultation on its 8th Code of Practice and Revised Consent Forms.

Do you think that the form reflects the right balance between information sharing for better patient care and the patient's right to privacy?

The new form should have significant advantages over the previous restrictive situation, which had a negative effect on patient care. The new form will lift restrictions, while still allowing strict confidentiality for the minority when required.