Fertility Network UK is inviting anyone facing fertility issues to an event at Westminster on 1 Nov from 4 – 6 pm to discuss fair funding for IVF.
Speakers include Peter Thompson from the HFEA, Paula Sherriff MP, Rebecca Manson Jones (Candidate for Women’s Equality Party), Geeta Nargund (Director of Create Fertility clinics) and patient campaigner Richard Clothier.
There are limited spaces for the event, and if you would like to attend you can find further details here
If there are plans afoot in your local area to reduce the number of IVF cycles offered to those who need treatment, or even to cut treatment altogether, you may be left wondering whether there is anything you can do to make a difference. Although there are sometimes public consultations when funding is due to be cut or reduced, it can be tough to have the confidence to put forward your point of view – and sometimes it may start to seem as if there is very little point anyway as people wonder whether those who commission treatment are really listening.
This excellent piece from Bionews written by Richard Clothier tells how he fought back against planned cuts to fertility treatment in his local area. It’s a great read – and you may be surprised by the outcome.