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We wish to bring to the attention of patients and members of the public that the revised and updated clinical policy for assisted conception services has been approved by the CCG. A new policy for commissioning spinal injections and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain has also been approved.
GPs and hospital doctors and consultants are required to follow these policies when considering your treatment. Please talk to your GP or consultant if you wish to know more about whether you are eligible for these services under the revised policies.
The policy for assisted conception services explains the criteria that must be met in order for assisted conception services such as IVF (in vitro fertilisation) to be given on the NHS in this area.
All patients who have already been referred to a specialist provider of assisted conception services will continue to receive the level of service that was in place when the referral was made. The same applies to all patients who are already undergoing treatment.
The main changes to the assisted conception policy can be summarised as follows:
Both these policies, including an easy read version of the assisted conception policy are available on the policies section of the CCG’s website.