Mid-Essex CCG considering restricting IVF treatment to save money

Mid-Essex CCG is considering cutting IVF funding to save money

Mid-Essex CCG is considering cutting IVF funding to save money

First published in News

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.

* Full story in this week's Standard.

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10:41am Sun 20 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Fair enough, having children is not a right to be subsidised by taxpayers.
Fair enough, having children is not a right to be subsidised by taxpayers. Jack222
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