As part of the cuts forced by the requirement of the STP to save £504m by 2020/2021 the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG are proposing to stop routinely commissioning any specialist fertility services other than for two specified exceptions. The proposed new policy would still allow for patients to be referred from their GP to their local hospital for investigation into their infertility. However, once a patient had completed these investigations, the proposed policy would no longer allow for patients requiring IVF treatments then to be referred from the local hospital to the specialist fertility services for treatments funded by the NHS, apart from 2 exceptions.
To read the full proposal, see the CCG website.
The consultation meetings are listed below.
Thursday 11 May 2017: 6-7pm at The Boat House Business Centre, 1 Harbour Square, Wisbech PE13 3BH
Monday 15 May 2017: 2-3pm and 6-7pm at The Fleet, Fleet Way, Peterborough PE2 8DL
Monday 22 May 2017: 12.30-1.30pm at Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD
Thursday 25 May 2017: 6-7pm at The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely CB7 4BB
Wednesday 7 June 2017: 6-7pm at The Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Rd, Cambridge CB4 3XJ
Thursday 8 June 2017: 6-7pm at Huntingdon Library, Princes Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3PA
A petition on 38 degrees has been set up by local campaigners.