Have your say on IVF pro­posal

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

NHS chiefs want to hear the views of lo­cal peo­ple on a pro­posal to re­duce the num­ber of fully funded cy­cles of IVF from three to one.

A six week con­sul­ta­tion was launched on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3 to gather views, par­tic­u­larly from those reg­is­tered with GPs in Mid­dle­ton who would be af­fected by the pro­posed change. Re­sponses to an on­line sur­vey will in­form the de­ci­sion.

Bor­ough GP and CCG Chair Dr Chris Duffy said “Over the past two years, an av­er­age of £423,000 is spent per year on IVF treat­ment.

“As an In­te­grated Com­mis­sion­ing Board we have a duty to se­cure the best pos­si­ble in­vest­ment for our funds and we have con­sid­ered a num­ber of dif­fer­ent op­tions re­gard­ing the fu­ture of funded IVF cy­cles. The pre­ferred op­tion for fu­ture fund­ing is to of­fer one funded cy­cle.

“This would bring our lo­cal IVF pol­icy in line with the ma­jor­ity of other CCGs in Eng­land.”

The en­gage­ment phase will run un­til Jan­uary 16, 2019.

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