by Sam everingham
Posted on 2018-03-07 at 11:38:36
Steve Pugh is a `career’ civil servant and has spent over 20 years in the Department of Health and it’s Arms-Length Bodies, in a variety of policy development roles. Key achievements include: project oversight of the establishment of the first bowel cancer screening pilot sites; the introduction of the universal infant hearing screening programme, and; the introduction of regulations to allow mitochondrial donation. Steve has worked in assisted conception policy for nearly 8 years and is currently focussed on the surrogacy legislation reform programme.
Surrogacy is an exciting journey and an ideal option when you are unable to conceive on your own. However the current Covid-19 pandemic brings added stress to both surrogates and intended parents, particularly when working at a great distance from each other. So during surrogacy arrangements now more than ever, a relaxed mind is essential […]
If your surrogate is due to give birth prior to 30 July in a country with travel restrictions, please contact your surrogacy agency for advice. The following ‘source’ countries have set up channels of communication with governments in respect to emergency travel and fast-tracked document processing. If you are from one of these countries, email […]
As 2019 comes to a close, it is worth looking back over the year at some of the trends as well as learnings in regard to surrogacy and or egg donation globally. Over the year, we ran 10 seminars in Australia, 8 in Europe, 1 in New Zealand, our National Australian conference and for the […]