Couples trying to start a family could be restricted in how many IVF attempts they are allowed on the NHS to save money.
Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - which commissions health services in Maldon - currently allows up to three cycles.
But it is considering three options: - To keep it to three cycles
- Restrict couples to just one cycle
- Only allow cancer patients or couples in which the man is HIV positive to have treatment.
Medical director Donald McGeachy said the money saved will help the CCG - one of the worst funded in the country - save enough to transform long term healthcare.
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