Can you help stop the cuts?

Cmhc-LqWYAAWk88Fertility Network UK have a number of media requests for people to talk about how the cuts to NHS fertility services that are happening across England are affecting them. They really need people who are willing to talk about it as the situation is only reported on when the media can give an insight into how this affects those who need treatment.

In particular, they are looking for people who are unable to access any NHS IVF services because they live in South Norfolk, mid-Essex or north-east Essex where funding has been cut completely. They also need people who live in areas where NHS IVF could be cut completely in the near future: Basildon & Brentwood, Bedfordshire, Ipswich and East Suffolk, and West Suffolk. Other areas where cuts have occurred include Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, North East Lincolnshire and Somerset.

ITV news have been looking for people affected by the postcode lottery anywhere in the UK. They are keen to speak to people who have moved house to try to access NHS treatment, who are going overseas because they can’t access NHS treatment or are embarking on treatment in the private sector because they can’t get NHS treatment.

This is your chance to have your voice heard. Email catherinehill@infertilitynetworkuk.com or phone 07469-660845.

Act now to help save fertility services in Somerset

Yet another area has announced proposals to cut fertility services – Somerset is now planning to cut provision of IVF to just one NHS-funded cycle. Those who are opposed to the changes can act now to make a difference before the decision is made on October 31st.  There is an online survey you can complete here or if you live in the area, you can write to your MP – there’s a list of contact details below.

Bridgewater and West Somerset – Ian Liddell-Grainger MP
ianlg@parliament.uk

Somerset and Frome – David Warburton MP
david.warburton.mp@parliament.uk

Taunton Deane – Rebecca Pow MP
rebecca.pow.mp@parliament.uk

Wells – James Heappey MP
James.heappey.mp@parliament.uk

Yeovil – Marcus Fysh MP
marcus.fysh.mp@parliament.uk