Medway CCG considering cutting NHS IVF
Please complete online survey here to stop these cuts happening
Medway clinical commissioning group (CCG) is considering cutting access to NHS fertility treatment. Medway CCG currently provides only two partial IVF cycles and is proposing to provide just one partial IVF cycle – one fresh embryo transfer and one frozen embryo transfer.
Fertility Network urges patients to take action now against these plans and voice your concerns at the upcoming local meetings and via the online survey here
The survey is open until 22 June 2018.
Medway residents are asked to share their views in an online survey, which will run until 22 June 2018: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MedwayFertility2018/.
A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13 June, from 6.30-8.30pm, at Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham. Please register for a place at https://medway-fertility-services.eventbrite.co.uk.
See www.medwayccg.nhs.uk/getting-involved/involvement-projects/ivf-engagement for more information.
Further details about the consultation is available here
Last year, Medway CCG spent approximately £226,000 on IVF and ICSI. This provided about 60 eligible couples with treatment. Each cycle costs approximately £3,750. Of the total expenditure, £171,000 is on the first cycle of treatment, £55,000 funds the second cycle.