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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00473: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many cycles of IVF are offered by each NHS board.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 21 June 2016

Since July 2013, all NHS boards in Scotland have offered a maximum of two full IVF cycles for eligible patients. The Scottish Government has accepted the recommendation in the national infertility group’s report, published on 13 June 2016, to increase the maximum number of IVF cycles from two to three. Work will now begin to develop a sustainable implementation plan, including timescales for the introduction of the criteria changes in the group’s report.