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Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts provide in vitro fertilisation on the NHS. (140983)

This information is not collected centrally as a matter of routine. We are aware that most primary care trusts (PCT) are providing at least one cycle of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust is now restarting the provision of IVF following a temporary period of suspension. We are working with the patient support organisation Infertility Network UK to help PCTs share best practice in the provision of fertility services and engage with fertility patients in the planning and prioritisation of services.