We are demanding an end to the IVF postcode lottery. NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines for fertility treatment recommend 3 NHS funded cycles of IVF for women under the age of 40 suffering with infertility. In England, over 80% of CCG’s (Clinical Commissioning Groups) fail to follow this guidance, meaning your access to IVF depends hugely on your postcode. Some CCG’s offer 3, some 2, some 1… and in some, none at all. This is absolutely unjustified and unfair; it is a huge inequality for couples across the country who suffer with infertility – something the World Health Organisation define as a disease of the reproductive system. We are demanding that CCG’s are held accountable, that they are to follow the NICE guidance and offer fair and equal treatment to IVF.
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