Advice to existing patients affected by NHS IVF cuts in West, East and South Cheshire and Vale Royal CCGs

New NHS IVF policies in West, East and South Cheshire and Vale Royal affect existing patients as well as new referrals

Cuts to NHS IVF services by West, East and South Cheshire and Vale Royal clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) affect existing patients as well as new referrals.

The new policies in these areas state that if existing patients have already begun a cycle of IVF, they can complete it, but no further treatment would be offered after that. An IVF cycle is defined as the transfer of all fresh and frozen embryos resulting from that IVF cycle.

If you are an existing patient and would like to appeal against this decision, the procedure is for patients to submit a complaint in writing to: complaints.nhseasterncheshireccg@nhs.net and to include in the complaint that they wish to appeal for a further cycle. The time frame for responding to complaints is 35 days and if patients have any questions then to contact the Complaints team on 01625 663828.

For further info on this, please see

Cheshire CCGs slash NHS IVF