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IVF being reinstated in South Norfolk

6th Feb 2019

The NHS is reinstating the provision of IVF to all eligible women in South Norfolk, bringing it into line with the rest of Norfolk and Waveney, from 1st April 2019.

NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group will fund two cycles of IVF for women aged between 23 and 39 who meet the eligibility criteria, and one cycle of IVF for women currently aged between 40 and up to the age of 42.

The decision has been made by the Governing Body of South Norfolk CCG.

South Norfolk CCG took the difficult decision to restrict IVF provision from 1st January 2016 to only people with certain health conditions or undergoing treatment which would leave them infertile.

This decision was made because the NHS budget in South Norfolk was overspending by £14 million a year and all areas of healthcare were examined for savings. The intention was always to review this decision when circumstances allowed.

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