A campaign group has said that cuts to IVF provision by many local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have left people seeking fertility treatment facing a 'postcode lottery'.
The findings were the result of an audit of NHS funded fertility treatment by Fertility Fairness, published to coincide with National Fertility Awareness Week.
Barely one in ten CCGs still offer the recommended three cycles of treatment. Many have reduced this to one. Some have effectively eliminated NHS funded fertility treatment altogether.
The NHS cuts have left many prospective parents trying to fund private treatment. Many of the UK's major fertility clinics and campaigning organisations will be exhibiting at this weekend's London Fertility Show at Olympia in Kensington, and Freeths will be there to talk about how to deal with some of the legal issues surrounding fertility treatment.
IVF patients 'facing postcode lottery' after NHS budgets slashed