The new contract to supply treatment has now been formalised and awarded to Bourn Hall, the world’s first IVF clinic, which provides NHS funded IVF for all regions of the East of England and East Midlands.
A consultation about IVF treatment by the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK CCG), has found that 82.3% of respondents support levelling up to provide a consistent pathway for all NHS patients, removing the postcode lottery.
Fertility Network UK is urging family and friends of people struggling with infertility – and seen the impact on their lives – to participate in a consultation (closing 21st December) on NHS funded-IVF treatment across Luton, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.
The Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) CCG has launched a consultation about whether it should reduce its support for NHS funded IVF in Luton from February 2022.
“Even offering one try on the NHS offers hope, we are proof of that,” says Donna from Cambridgeshire.
Bourn Hall Wickford fertility centre celebrates first baby
Cambridge & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing its decision to cut funding for IVF, Bourn Hall argues this is an opportunity to improve patient outcomes and launches a survey to capture experiences.
This Fertility Awareness Week, fertility expert Dr Papathanasiou urges people not to delay getting specialist advice if they have concerns.
NHS funded IVF treatment may still be available for some Cambridge patients.
News that NHS funding for Cambridge IVF treatment has been cut will be heartbreaking to many people. The decision does not affect those that have already been referred.
“I would have really struggled if I had not been able to have a baby,” says Laura Foley, who feels fortunate to have had NHS IVF treatment.