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IVF rates on NHS has fallen

23rd September 2016

Figures show the provision of free IVF on the NHS in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2004.

hosptialwaitingroom1Fertility Fairness says there has been a steady decline in the number of providers offering the recommended three cycles of treatment.

The NHS says it does not have "unlimited resources".

National Institute for health and Care Excellence guidelines say women aged under 40 should be offered three cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS certain criteria is met.

The NHS in Scotland has promised that level of treatment from next year; in Wales couples are offered two cycles; in Northern Ireland one. 


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Article Information

Title: IVF rates on NHS has fallen
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 28194
Date Added: 23rd Sep 2016

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