The South of England is arguably the worst overall area in the country for IVF provision. Whilst a few shining lights exist in areas such as: Wiltshire CCG, Gloucestershire CCG and Swindon CCG – the majority offer only one cycle of treatment.
A group of CCGs in the Kent and Sussex area have for a few years now commissioned two cycles of treatment (bucking the trend across the remainder of southern England), however even this collaborative fails to include all viable frozen embryos as part of a cycle as defined by NICE.
Oddly, most CCGs in the South of England recognise that collaboration with their neighbours is wise (this being an area of medicine that requires specialist knowledge) however this does not translate into better policies being produced. FF is in frequent contact with these collaborations to try and wake them up to the poor levels of provision offered throughout the region.
The level of provision for each CCG and their associated access criteria can be downloaded below
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|Please note, your CCG is determined by the location of your GP surgery, not by the location of your home.|