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The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018

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NHS (National Health Service)

The National Health Service (NHS) is a publicly funded healthcare system in the United Kingdom. The NHS is controlled by the Department of Health.



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Event review: The Great Genome Sequencing Debate

05 February 2018 - by Evelyn Jager

'This House believes that everyone should have their whole genome sequenced at birth.' This was the motion discussed at The Great Genome Sequencing Debate at the Royal Institution on Wednesday 24 January, sponsored by Roche... [Read More]

Ibuprofen in early pregnancy may harm the future fertility of baby girls

05 February 2018 - by Georgia Everett

Women taking over-the-counter ibuprofen during early pregnancy could potentially be damaging their unborn baby girl’s future fertility irreversibly, according to a new study... [Read More]

UK experts call to action on IVF funding and multiple births

05 February 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A report by the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests that increasing government funding of IVF could decrease the number of multiple pregnancies and their associated strain on the NHS... [Read More]

BRCA gene does not affect survival in those treated for breast cancer

15 January 2018 - by Hannah Somers

A new study has found that BRCA gene mutations do not affect the survival rates of breast cancer patients under 40... [Read More]

Offer egg freezing to all with medical need, say guidelines

08 January 2018 - by Sam Sherratt

The NHS should offer patients the chance to freeze their eggs before they receive treatments that could damage their fertility, say new guidelines published by the British Fertility Society.

Does it matter whether infertility is a disease?

11 December 2017 - by Hane Maung

Infertility affects one in seven couples in the United Kingdom. Currently in England, state-funded treatment for infertility is available under the NHS, although availability varies across different local clinical commissioning groups. Depending on the kind of infertility, treatment may include medical interventions, surgical procedures, and assisted reproductive technologies... [Read More]

Event Review: Darwin Lecture: from gene identification to clinical benefit - the example of cystic fibrosis

27 November 2017 - by Lea Goetz

The Darwin lecture held at the UK's Royal Society of Medicine in London, and jointly organised with the Linnean Society, gives an annual look at topics in science and medicine.... [Read More]

Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court

27 November 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

The UK Patents Court has ruled that two separate non-invasive prenatal tests infringe patents licensed by the US firm Illumina... [Read More]

Lack of vitamin D linked to lower birth rates after fertility treatment

20 November 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe

Women who had fertility treatments were a third less likely to deliver a baby if they had low levels of vitamin D, compared with women who sufficient vitamin D, a review study has found... [Read More]

The reflex prenatal screening model seems like a step in the wrong direction

20 November 2017 - by Catherine Joynson

The new 'reflex' method of antenatal screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes was described last week as a 'transformational advance'. It might be cheaper than other approaches, but it could come at the cost of informed choice for pregnant women and couples... [Read More]

BRCA screening could prevent 1000 cases of breast cancer a year

13 November 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Researchers have introduced new criteria to screen for BRCA gene mutations that could prevent more than 10,000 cases of cancer and save more than 2000 lives in the next decade... [Read More]

Male infertility care 'insensitive' says survey

06 November 2017 - by Lea Goetz

Men with infertility experience stigmatisation and a lack of support, a first survey on the subject found... [Read More]

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]

What does consent mean for Generation Genome?

18 September 2017 - by Professor Becki Bennett

A public event held on 11 September 2017, Manchester by the Progress Educational Trust... [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]

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