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Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 6:48am

NHS East of England - 6 Free attempts!


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Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 7:14am

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Pledge on free NHS IVF treatment
A ground-breaking initiative to provide free access to fertility treatment for people desperate to have children in the eastern region starts on Friday.

NHS East of England will be the first region in the UK to fund all eligible couples for up to six attempts at pregnancy with fertility treatment.

To qualify for treatment couples must meet specific eligibility criteria.

In particular, women must be aged between 23 and 39 with no children from the current relationship.

Women must also be registered with a GP in one of the six counties in the East of England: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The initiative has been warmly welcomed by Mike Macnamee, chief executive of Bourn Hall Clinic - based near Cambridge - which was established by IVF pioneers Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.

"It was always the dream of Steptoe and Edwards when they established Bourn Hall as the world's first IVF clinic, that treatment would be available to all who needed it," he said.

"We are delighted that the East of England is taking a lead in making IVF more widely accessible and creating a clearer and more consistent treatment pathway across the primary care trusts."

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Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 7:40am

It's 6 ET, ie 3 IVFs or FETs.

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Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 7:59am


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Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 4:24pm

thats great news.

Wish they would do that in scotland
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Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 4:26pm

? In Scotlan you have 3 goes too I thought?

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Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 5:12pm

were missing out by a few miles :bawl: but its great news for all you that fall into the postcode. :thumbsup2:


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Thursday, April 30th 2009, 9:44am

that is great news

lets hope the rest of the UK follow suit
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Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:29am

Im sooo pleased about the 6 attempts! i live in suffolk and am being reffered to bourn hall! just gives us a little bit of a better chance. xx :D

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Thursday, April 30th 2009, 3:54pm

In Scotland we get 3 goes if wee meet certain criteria which is rubbish.


No funding if you have previously been sterilised

or have any children

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Thursday, April 30th 2009, 5:16pm

Hi Kat, is the same in england. you need to meet certain criteria.
Kara, I think the plan is that the whole of Englan will do the same. At least that's what I understood from my PCT. They're all going to do the same. So hold on a bit longer.
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Friday, May 8th 2009, 2:11pm

Maria,

I just wondered if you know if there is a dependancy on when you were first referred ? We were told by a clinic that as we were referred for our first (failed) treatment before November 2008 we wouldn't be eligable...( we miss out by 9 days...)


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Friday, May 8th 2009, 3:26pm

i think this is BS. you need to check this out.

I was referred in feb 06 and started tx in dec 06 and i am still entitled to my goes.

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Friday, May 8th 2009, 3:43pm

Hi Olivia,

I was told I can have the tx as I still fit in with the criteria. You need to go via your GP, they'll referr you to your chosen clinic.
However I don't think leicester is in east anglia, more like the midlands (?). You need to check with your primary care trust. Each one has different rules unfortunately!

Here's their site:
http://www.leicestercitypct.nhs.uk/

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Friday, May 8th 2009, 3:48pm

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? In Scotlan you have 3 goes too I thought?


yep, but waiting list in some areas is 3 years................


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Saturday, May 9th 2009, 3:33pm

thanks ladies for your responses. For some reason Leicester is one of the clinics you can choose through these east of england rules, but you are right that your referral has to come from a east of england GP...

we may be moving to Cambs which is why I asked, but were told that the inital referal had to be before Nov 08.. I also think it's BS.. can't see that in their documents.. so it helps to know Billie that you were entitled despite starting treatment in 06. I wish you all loads of luck.

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Sunday, May 10th 2009, 8:38am

Gosh Jen I didn't know the waiting list in Scotland was 3 years! It was like that here too but now they have to make sure you don't wait more that 21 weeks or they get fined.

Olivia, I think if you move to cambs and get referred by a local GP then I can't see no reason why you shouldn't get any funding. Good luck!

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Sunday, May 10th 2009, 9:28am

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Hey that is great news.

I hope that they apply this to Wales too. We get 1 full cycle but after passing very strict criteria - both partners with a BMI between 19 and 29, no previous children at all whether biological or adopted, no smokers, aged restrictions too!! I think it is so bad there is so much inconsistency! However I am glad that there are other couples within other parts of the UK that are so lucky.

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Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 7:22pm

OMG im really pleased for the ladies in those areas but Wales in miles behind everyone else.

It makes me sooooooooooo mad grrrrrrrrr :sadface:
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Monday, May 25th 2009, 2:15pm

wales has always been behind england in most things...


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Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 5:40pm

This does sound great, but there is a catch

The waiting times are terrible.

We have just had our second cycle arranged and it is almost 7 months after the first. Bourn Hall is solidly booked out through January, February and March.

When you are a woman in your late 30s every month makes it less likely to happen and these waiting times are so frustrating. :sadface:

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Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 2:21pm

i know this was a while ago the last post on here, but im at Bourn Hall and waiting times have never been a real issue there for me. The longest wait i think i had was for my last follow up but that was because the consultant i wanted to see had a longer list than the other one i could of seen. But even then i only had to wait 8wks which is time i really needed after a 2nd bfn.
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