NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group has today agreed to reinstate IVF provision across Colchester and Tendring – bringing the number of cycles offered in line with Suffolk.
Cambridgeshire people have shared their experiences to persuade the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (C&PCCG) to reverse the IVF funding cut.
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.
Bourn Hall suggests that a more integrated approach is taken to fertility treatment; this would streamline the system, create better outcomes and be more cost-effective for the CCGs.
“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.
Herts Valley CCG has announced that it is to suspend new referrals for IVF treatment. Dr Mike Macnamee, CEO of Bourn Hall Clinic, says: “We understand the additional stress that this places on couples struggling with infertility.”