The European Fertility Network was launched in January 2018 by Andrew Coutts.
Andrew is one of Europe’s best travelled individuals in the fertility field having visited and worked with many leading clinics throughout Europe and in the UK. He is a regular speaker, writer and commentator on fertility issues and has been involved in developing numerous patient engagement events throughout Europe.
Previously Andrew managed the business development arm for the Fertility Network UK, the country’s largest patient support organisation. In this role he experienced first-hand the benefits of collaboration between treatment providers and professionals as well as gaining an insight into the type of information sought by patients as they navigate what can be a complicated and stressful search for the most appropriate service, product or individual that will assist them in their fertility journey.
The European Fertility Network is a commercial organisation and the rationale behind it is two-fold. Firstly, it is a business support service offered to those engaged in the fertility field, it showcases their work or products and indirectly provides a one-stop-shop for individuals and couples looking to access treatment and/or products which will help them on their fertility journey.
Network partners benefit from collective representation at fertility events; collaborative relationships between different countries; online promotion; personalised education and information events and managed patient consultation days.
Partners also can utilise the facilities offered by the Network in its London office. The Network will be shaped by its partners who contribute to its development through a Members Council – all partners are encouraged to participate to ensure that the Network succeeds as a pan European commercial body which represents the needs of its members but also promotes collaboration that will benefit the fertility profession as a whole.
The Network is not designed to offer advice and support to anyone experiencing fertility problems but will offer signposting to those organisations established to provide such help.