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Sunday, June 29th 2008, 7:51pm

IVF funding in Cumbria

Hi everyone,

Me and DP are thinking of moving to Cumbria some time next year. I'm currently on the waiting list for St Mary's in Manchester and was wondering if it would affect 1) My position on the waiting list 2) Funding.
When I've looked through the NICE criteria it states that you have to be a resident in PCT catchment for 12 months, before being on the waiting list (to prevent IVF tourism I think,) is this correct??? I'm really confused about it so if anyone has any advice or links etc I would be really grateful.

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Sunday, June 29th 2008, 10:22pm

Hello Rachie

I'm sorry I can't help you but I've moved your post here to the IVF/ICSI boards where you should get more of a response.

I'm sure more people will be along soon that can help you.

Best of luck with your journey hun.

xxx


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Sunday, June 29th 2008, 10:28pm

Thanks Polly still very much a newbie at the mo lol :O

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Sunday, June 29th 2008, 10:39pm

Thats ok hun, thats what we're here for. :smile:


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Monday, June 30th 2008, 3:52pm

Hi Rachie

We were thinking of moving house and we didn't want this to affect our position on the waiting list. The PCT said as long as we stay withing the PCT's area then it wouldn't affect our position. If you have moved into a different area I think this means you go back to to the bottom of the list.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, someone else may correct me on this but I'm pretty sure this is the case.

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Monday, June 30th 2008, 4:04pm

Hi Rachie

Welcome to :FZ: hon.

Where abouts are you on the waiting list? Were you told roughly how long the waiting was?

You don't sound convinced of the timing of the move and I would definitely hold off if at all possible to have your treatment when you can.

If you moved to Cumbria you would have to apply to that PCT and go on their waiting list and start from scratch. I've not heard of having to live in one place for a period of time and can't find anything on it. It's possibly individual to the PCTs?

If I were you, I'd find out exactly where you are on the waiting list via your current PCT. If you are on it, you should have received paperwork confirming you've been added and the contact details should be on there.

Try and findi out what the Cumbrian PCT's policy on funding is. Believe it or not some don't have any and find out if they do fund, what their waiting time is at the moment. If it was 6 months then a move next year, if the Manchester one hadn't happened, wouldn't be such a wait (provided you didn't need to live there for 12 months!).

Sorry for the waffle :snigger: Hope it helps.

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Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 12:07am

Thanks everyone,

Have tried and tried to find out about funding via google, came up with a lot of commitee meeting minutes more than anything and nothing concrete. I had a word with DP and I think we have come to the conclusion that we'll put the move on hold for a while. We have to sell our gardening business first that's why I wasn't too sure what time next year we would have moved. Oh well I'm swapping one dream for another and I'd gladly stay in Manchester forever if I get to be a mummy!

I haven't recieved any paperwork from St Mary's yet. How long do they usually take to put you on their list? My specialist said he would get me on it straight away?? It's been approx 4 week since my lap & dye now. Do you think I should ring his secretary and find out what is happening?? Oh dear I'm rambling on like a mad woman sorry, really worried. xxxx

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Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 4:02pm

Depends which area of Cumbria you're thinking of moving to. Try phoning the relevant Health Care Trust or why not get hold of the number for a local doctor's surgery, call them and ask them to tell you who you should be contacting at the Health Care Trust. Local hospitals may also be a good source of info - if you are moving up to Carlisle or Penrith area, the hospital is Cumberland Infirmary. If it's the west coast then it's West Cumberland Hospital, if it is South Lakes then it'll be Kendal or Barrow. Ask to be put through to the obstetrics and gynaecological secretaries and then keep asking who to speak to from there.

Your current gp could also help you by writing to your prosepective Health Care Trust, explaining your situation.

I can thoroughly recommend living in Cumbria! I've been here for 20 years and it's home.

Good luck.

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Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 5:46pm

Thanks zig,

Sounds really daft but as soon as I was there I knew that was where I should be. Mad as toast I know but I have never felt that way about a place in my life :happy: The day I went to Grasmere I stood about with my chin on the floor all day hee hee!

I think I'll wait and save for a couple of years and do my research properly, especially with a recession on the horizon!. I'd hate to rush things and end up coming back to Manchester, that would really do my head in.

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Saturday, July 26th 2008, 10:10pm

Houses are anything but cheap in the Lake areas like Grasmere, Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick. You're better looking at the areas just outside of the national park, which can be equally stunning, but just not as touristy and therefore not as crazily expensive!!

Manchester is only an hour or so away from the South Lakes, so when treatment is getting you down get on the M6 and head for the nearest fell!

Good luck!

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Sunday, July 27th 2008, 8:09am

I live in Newcastle under Lyme and am starting treatment shortly - NHS funded. Due to my partners employment taking us overseas although we got the funding in 2006 we have had to delay treatment until now. The PCT have stopped funding totally although thats North Staffs Pct - a quarter of a mile down the road Stoke on Trent still fund. It totally depends on what PCT your gp is under. We lived overseas but have still been able to remain on the list while doing so. Different PCTs have different criterias: age, etc so if i was you id really look into it properly.
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