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Supporting fertility in the workplace: What are the options?

With a greater emphasis on holistic employee wellbeing, fertility support is being recognised as an increasingly prominent factor when it comes to many organisations' benefits offerings. Drawing on the insights of a Buck whitepaper on this topic, this webinar looks at fertility from both an employee and employee perspective.  

Broadcast Date: Tuesday 1st November 2022
Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm 

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Fertility support is becoming a hot topic for employers and employees, through a combination of societal factors impacting fertility and increased focus on employee wellbeing. This webinar addresses the reasons for this and how employee benefits programmes are changing as a result, as well as the obstacles involved.  

With an upwards shift in the age of first-time parents and inconsistent NHS provision, combined with an increased expectation from employees that their employer will support all aspects of their wellbeing throughout their lives, there is a growing demand for fertility support to be incorporated into benefits programmes. 

In this webinar we discuss what the key issues are from the perspectives of both employers and employees, look at some of the options for relevant benefit provision, and talk through the potential upsides and pitfalls of offering benefits of this nature. 


Guest speakers 

Mr James Nicopoullos | Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery with HCA Healthcare, The Lister Hospital;  Medical Director of the Lister Fertility Clinic

James holds an NHS post at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital in London, and has a wide range of experience in subfertility and IVF, but also welcomes clients suffering from menopause, menstrual disorders and recurrent miscarriage. A talented physician and also an accredited laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeon, James offers clients a one-stop-shop for diagnosis and treatment.

James gained his medical degree from the University of London and completed his specialist obstetrics and gynaecology training across numerous centres of excellence in London. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine for his research into reproductive medicine and surgery at the prestigious Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and throughout his career has peer-reviewed numerous several well-respected journals.

Eileen Burbidge, MBE | Executive Director at Fertifa and Founding Partner at Passion Capital 

Fertifa enables employers to offer support, clinical advice, financing and benefits for fertility, family forming, sexual and hormonal health, menopause and men’s reproductive health.  In her role as Executive Director at Fertifa, Eileen applies her passion for inclusive and accessible reproductive healthcare after experiencing her own fertility, reproductive and hormonal health journeys.

Eileen is also a Founding Partner at Passion Capital, the pre-eminent early-stage technology venture fund based in London, which led to Fortune Magazine describing her as "The Queen of British VC" and one of London's most influential venture capitalists. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities, gleaned from business and product roles at tech giants including Yahoo!, Skype and Apple. On behalf of Passion, Eileen serves as non-executive director and board representative on a number of fast-growth SMEs including Monzo Bank, Marshmallow, Butternut Box and others. Outside of Passion, Eileen is also a non-executive director for Currys plc and serves as the UK Treasury’s Special Envoy for Fintech, appointed by the Chancellor; was Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office and was also formerly on UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group as well as the Chair of Tech Nation for 5 years. She was awarded an MBE for services to business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015.

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