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To: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
Keep IVF treatment on the NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Do not pursue proposals to stop funding IVF treatment
Why is this important?
IVF is an amazing treatment that allows couples who have exhausted all other avenues a chance at conceiving their own child.
Currently, despite the National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommending 3 cycles of treatment funded by the NHS, only one shot is allowed to couples here.
Now the local clinical commissioning group are proposing to end this entirely.
I know several women who have successfully conceived thanks to IVF funded by the NHS. One of them told me;
'I know firsthand how utterly devastating it can be to find you are unable to conceive naturally. The years my partner and I spent fruitlessly trying for a baby were beyond comparison the most difficult experience I have been through. I can’t express the relief when we were finally referred for fertility treatment on the NHS, or the joy when it worked.
Fertility is a health issue and the NHS exists to look after everyone’s health. Treatment for infertility shouldn’t be something that’s only available to those who can afford to pay for it.”
Imagine this opportunity being denied to people who cannot afford expensive private treatment?
The proposals will save the regional NHS £700,000. A very small amount of money when you compare the figure to the £17.6m the NHS has been forced to spend on private management consultants to draw up new 'transformation' plans demanded by the government.
We must not allow this option for couples to be ended.
Please sign, share and ask your friends to sign, so that we can show that the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will not accept this miserable proposal going any further.