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Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire U-turn on female age restriction plans for NHS IVF

A wonderful example of patient power: 90% voted against the introduction of strict female age restrictions

Bath and North East Somerset plan cuts to NHS IVF

The proposal would mean only women under 35 and over 23 would be able to access NHS IVF; age restrictions will be introduced for men too

8 CCGs in Kent and Medway consider cutting or removing NHS IVF

The 8 CCGs currently provide 2 partial cycles and are considering cutting this to just 1 partial cycle or 0 cycles

#IVFGoldStandard available in only four areas of England, in stark contrast to Scotland

Scotland provides the #IVFGold standard - 3 full IVF cycles for women under 40 and access if one of a couple has a child from a previous relationship. In contrast, in England, it is your postcode and your pay packet, and not your medical need, which are now the key…

It’s National Fertility Awareness Week 30 Oct -5 Nov 2017

Join us in providing support, improving awareness, raising funds and changing perceptions for everyone affected by fertility issues

National Fertility Awareness Week 30 Oct – 5 Nov 2017

National Fertility Awareness Week 30 October – 5 November is just a week away. Find out what's happening here

Cuts to NHS IVF in Hertfordshire

Herts Valleys clinical commissioning group (CCG) removes NHS IVF; East and North Hertfordshire CCG slashes its NHS IVF provision from 3 IVF cycles to 1 cycle

Good news: plans to halt NHS IVF in Northern Ireland suspended

Patient campaign to fight the proposed cuts successful; a great example of patient power

40th Anniversary of IVF Success

National Fertility Awareness Week 30 Oct -5 Nov 2017

Fertility services decision for Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

Bath Fertility is to take over NHS fertility services for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire clinical commissioning groups.  Read the full article here http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/nhs-ivf-treatment-bristol-taken-576128 

Fertility Network UK responds to Belfast Health Trust consultation

With only one NHS IVF treatment cycle in N. Ireland available to eligible couples, staff at Fertility Network UK were deeply disappointed the Health Trust proposed to defer all NHS IVF treatment for new patients until 1 April 2018. This proposal, with a potential saving of £750,000, was open to…

Patient event – The politics of infertility 1 Nov 17

Fertility Network UK invites anyone facing fertility issues to an event in Parliament on 1 Nov 5-6.30pm to discuss fair funding for IVF

#IVFis40 National Fertility Awareness Week 30 Oct – 5 Nov 2017

We want to hear your IVF memories - positive and negative - to help raise awareness of fertility issues

National Fertility Awareness Week 2017

National Fertility Awareness Week is Monday 30 October- Sunday 5 November 2017.

Your Future Fertility – Fertility Network Scotland

Fertility Network Scotland's attendance at Freshers' Events in the North East of Scotland got off to a great start at the end of August with an extremely well organised and well attended day at Dundee & Angus College's Arbroath Campus.  All preparations had been made  there by the Learner Engagement…

Charity of the Year 2017 – Vote Now!

Just Giving have opened voting for their charity of the year. Do you feel able to help us and vote for YOUR charity? This kind of award would really help raise the profile of Fertility Network UK, the work we do and the issues the 3.5 million people in the…

Fertility Network meets with MP to talk about campaign for fair access to IVF

Anya Sizer, Regional Organiser for London has been meeting with Labour MP Paula Sherriff to talk about the campaign for fair access to IVF for all. Paula was one of the powerhouse MPs behind the recent Tampon Tax campaign and is determined to get the IVF Debate clearly on the…

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough suspends NHS IVF for at least 18 months

Suspension of NHS IVF devastating for patients already waiting unnecessarily long times

Meeting with Department of Health to push for reversal of NHS Fertility treatment deferment

Sharon Davidson, N. Ireland Co-ordinator, Fertility Network and Berkeley Greenwood, Political Advisor, Fertility Fairness met with key representatives from the Department of Health, Secondary Care Directorate today. We made a very strong case for the possible 5 month deferment of NHS fertility services to be reversed. This economically short sighted…