IVF commissioning plan for the Vale of York is given the green light
Health chiefs at NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) received the green light from its Governing Body today to go ahead with its plans to provide IVF to couples in the Vale of York.
The Governing Body agreed to implement a policy of immediate access to one cycle of IVF for individuals that meet the following criteria.
- Female age: 23 – 39 years old (at the time of treatment);
- Female BMI: 19 to 29 for six months prior to a referral;
- Smoking status: Non-smoking couple for six months prior to a referral;
- Existing children: To not have living or adopted children;
- Relationship: To be in a stable relationship for at least two years.
- Other criteria:
- To have had regular unprotected intercourse (attempts to conceive) for at least two years prior to referral within the same stable relationship;
- Based upon previous treatment history.
Dr Emma Broughton, a local GP and the CCG’s Clinical Lead for Women’s Health said; “I am delighted that the Governing Body has formally agreed the criteria and changed the CCG’s commissioning position.
“It’s great to move away from the Primary Care Trust’s decision to stop commissioning IVF in 2009.
“I’m so proud to be part of the team at the CCG that has championed the provision of local IVF services and helped to change, for the first time in several years, the commissioning position for the Vale of York.
“The CCG will be giving careful consideration to previously eligible couples that are currently seeking IVF services and to ensure this process is fair and as effective as possible, we will be working closely with local Assisted Conception Units to develop a pathway into services.”< Back to all news stories