MP calls for review of Lincolnshire CCG NHS IVF eligibility

Dr Caroline Johnson MP has called on Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group to review its NHS IVF provision on who is eligible

The county currently does not offer NHS IVF for women whose partner has a child from previous relationships.

Dr Johnson, who is the MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, was contacted by a local woman about the situation and has taken up the cause.

She has been raising the case to the CCG, the House of Commons, and as part of Lincs FM’s #Myfertilitymatters campaign.

Dr John told the Grantham Journal that women should expect the same treatment when it comes to IVF provision, regardless of who they fall in love with.

She said: “It is fundamentally wrong that a woman’s access to IVF treatment is based on whether or not her partner with whom she has fallen in love with has a child from a previous relationship,

“Nowhere else in healthcare do we see a situation where the medical treatment provided to a person is given basis of another person’s history or situation.

“I am delighted that Lincolnshire CCG has confirmed they are reviewing this policy and I look forward to learning the outcomes of their investigation.

Do you live in the Lincolnshire? Have you been denied NHS IVF treatment? We’d like your comments on the review. Email mystory@ivfbabble.com.

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