Good news: Trafford retains NHS IVF

Trafford CCG commits to continue funding 1 NHS IVF cycle

Good news, Trafford clinical commissioning group has decided to retain the 1 NHS IVF cycle it currently offers.

Commenting on Trafford clinical commissioning group’s (CCG’s) decision to retain the one NHS IVF cycle it offers, Aileen Feeney, co-chair of Fertility Fairness and chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network said: ‘Patients in Trafford who are unable to have children without medical help will be relieved to hear that Trafford has not removed their one chance to try NHS IVF and have committed to continuing to fund NHS fertility services.

Sara Norcross, co-chair of Fertility Fairness said: ‘It is positive to see that Trafford has listened to the personal and economic arguments for retaining NHS fertility services. Not treating fertility problems properly costs the NHS a lot of money: through an increase in life-long mental health problems, and by increasing the likelihood that more patients will travel abroad for reduced cost fertility treatment – a move that is highly likely to drive up the number of multiple births which are of high risk to mother and babies and incur additional long-term medical costs. These costs are saved when national guidelines are followed.’