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Fertility Fairness and the IVF postcode lottery

06 November 2017

By Sarah Norcross

Appeared in BioNews 925

The campaign group Fertility Fairness has published data showing that access to publicly funded fertility treatment is inconsistent, and worsening, across England (see BioNews 924).

These findings have received widespread media coverage, with Sarah Norcross - Co-Chair of Fertility Fairness, and Director of the Progress Educational Trust (the charity which publishes BioNews) - giving numerous TV and radio interviews.

Watch Sarah interviewed on Good Morning Britain. (If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)

Also watch Sarah interviewed on ITV News, by clicking here.

Sarah has given interviews to more than 10 different local radio stations, discussing the fertility funding situation in their area. Click on the links below to listen to these interviews.

Sarah has also been quoted in numerous articles about the Fertility Fairness findings. See her quoted in the national media:

And in the local media:

SOURCES & REFERENCES

RELATED ARTICLES FROM THE BIONEWS ARCHIVE

11 December 2017 - by Eleanor Taylor 
Despite concerted efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding fertility struggles, there still appears to be a 'facelessness' to this incredibly common issue, which suggests that fertility is still very much a taboo subject...

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...
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...
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...
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'...
20 February 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard 
New proposals from Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) could see NHS-funded IVF treatment available only in 'exceptional circumstances', such as for patients with HIV or cancer...

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CROSSING FRONTIERS

Public Conference
London
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Andy Greenfield

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Henry Malter

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross

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