16 January 2013
PCTs making cuts to IVF treatment
New figures have revealed that NHS officials have ordered GPs to slash the amount of fertility treatment on offer to cut costs.
A study by health magazine Pulse found that one in five Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) said they had cut the number of IVF procedures they had funded over the past three years.
Under guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical excellence (Nice) GPs are advised to offer women under 40 up three cycles of IVF on the NHS.
However, several trusts have recently ordered family doctors to cut the number of cycles on offer to two or one.