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NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

A public body that develops and provides guidance to UK healthcare professionals and others, to ensure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money.



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Audit shows IVF postcode lottery in England has worsened

30 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Access to IVF in England has worsened considerably over the last five years, according to data obtained by Fertility Fairness... [Read More]

NHS will fund gene therapy for bubble boy syndrome

30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

NICE has approved a gene therapy for children with a rare disorder that leaves them with no functioning immune system... [Read More]

Northern Ireland U-turn on proposed fertility funding cuts

16 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

IVF services in Northern Ireland have had a reprieve, but cuts will go ahead in parts of Hertfordshire... [Read More]

Tough times should not affect access to fertility treatments in Northern Ireland

18 September 2017 - by Dr Michelle Rodgers

In 1948, UK health secretary Aneurin Bevan spearheaded the creation of the National Health Service with the aim of providing healthcare access to all, irrespective of a patient's financial situation. The NHS has since become the world's largest publicly funded health service... [Read More]

NHS IVF no longer available in county that pioneered it

11 September 2017 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has removed funding for free IVF treatment, despite being the county where the procedure was first developed 40 years ago... [Read More]

NHS cutbacks worsen IVF 'postcode lottery' in England

14 August 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Funding cuts by the UK's National Health Service has meant that 13 areas in England have restricted or halted IVF treatment since the start of 2017, according to Fertility Network UK... [Read More]

IVF treatment may be restricted to 30-35s

07 August 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard

Clinical Commissioning Groups in the Bristol region are the first to propose restricting NHS-funded IVF treatment to women aged 30 to 35 years... [Read More]

Men, delayed childbearing and age-related fertility decline

07 August 2017 - by Caroline Law

While media reports regularly remind us of women's biological clocks and warn of the dangers of women leaving it 'too late' to have children, until recently little attention has been paid to the role of men in timing when to have children, and the effect of age on male fertility... [Read More]

Leading figures in genetics and fertility recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

26 June 2017 - by Sandy Starr

Foremost among them is Professor Sir John Sulston, who played a central role in the Human Genome Project and founded the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute... [Read More]

Daily Mail misses the mark on fertility

08 May 2017 - by Professor Adam Balen

Last week the Daily Mail published an undercover investigation into certain aspects of IVF practice in the UK. Whilst this has highlighted some issues, unfortunately the meaning of published statistics has been misinterpreted and certain aspects of the investigation have been given far more weight than is just. Rather than serving the public good, this has the potential to leave vulnerable patients scared and confused.

UK Parliamentary committee publishes report on genomics and genome editing

02 May 2017 - by Sandy Starr

The Science and Technology Committee of the UK Parliament's House of Commons has published a brief report of its wide-ranging inquiry into genomics and genome editing... [Read More]

NHS Scotland to offer three cycles of IVF

27 March 2017 - by Rikita Patel

New patients referred for infertility treatment by their doctors will now have access to three cycles of IVF on the NHS in Scotland... [Read More]

First London CCG axes IVF funding

20 March 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard

Croydon has become the first Clinical Commissioning Group in London to cut funding for all IVF treatment, other than in 'exceptional circumstances'... [Read More]

Wirral reduces access to IVF

13 February 2017 - by Rikita Patel

The Wirral CCG has announced that it is cutting the provision of NHS-funded IVF cycles from three to two, in an attempt to reduce its financial deficit... [Read More]

UK Parliament debates regulation of fertility funding

23 January 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

Steve McCabe MP has led a parliamentary debate on the variable provision of fertility treatments across the UK, calling for a revision to how fertility services are funded and provided... [Read More]

Audit shows extent of IVF 'postcode lottery'

12 December 2016 - by Dr Rachel Brown

Only 16 percent of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England follow the national guidance on access to NHS fertility treatment, according to an audit by campaign group Fertility Fairness... [Read More]

IVF practices challenged: a response

05 December 2016 - by Professor Adam Balen

Professor Adam Balen argues that the recent Panorama investigation into the use of add-ons in fertility clinics is a misrepresentation of these clinics and a misunderstanding of the data... [Read More]

Frozen Assets? Preserving Sperm, Eggs and Embryos

31 October 2016 - by Sarah Norcross

The Progress Educational Trust's event on preserving fertility was held in Edinburgh on 25 October... [Read More]

The British Fertility Society – committed to providing good information for patients

31 October 2016 - by Professor Adam Balen

There is a lack of reliable information in the public domain for patients and their families, as well as an array of misleading and confusing information, but the British Fertility Society aims to counter this with impartial advice and information... [Read More]

WHO considers new definition of infertility that includes being single

24 October 2016 - by Dr Rachel Brown

The World Health Organisation is considering making changes to the definition of infertility to recognise that every individual has the 'right to reproduce'... [Read More]

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