Public meetings arranged to discuss proposed changes to NHS assisted conception policy
People living on the Fylde coast can share their views on proposed changes to the NHS assisted conception services in the area.
The draft policy has been developed as part of work to standardise some NHS services across Lancashire. Consultation will also take place across the other six clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The revised policy proposes CCGs in Lancashire would fund one cycle of IVF treatment for women under 42. Currently, women under 40 living in the Fylde coast are able to access two cycles of IVF treatment if they meet the criteria outlined in the policy.
NHS bosses have planned two events for people across the area to have their say on the proposed policy. These will take place on:
- Thursday 1 March 2018, 5pm to 6.30pm at South Shore Primary Care Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool.
- Wednesday 7 March 2018, 6pm to 8pm at NHS Wesham Offices, Derby Road, Wesham.
To book your place at either event, visit https://fylde-coast-assisted-conception.eventbrite.co.uk
Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer for the NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG said: “We understand these changes could impact on a number of people on the Fylde coast.
“Your input is valuable for us and we look forward to seeing many of you at these events.”
People living in Fylde and Wyre can complete the survey by visiting http://www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/your-health/say-clinical-policy-reviews/ while people living in Blackpool can complete the survey athttp://blackpoolccg.nhs.uk/harmonisation/