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NHS IVF changes will help to deliver fairer and more coherent system

May 15, 2013 1:42 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as the Scottish Government announces it has accepted the National Infertility Group's recommendations for access to NHS IVF services, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP said:

Jim HumeJim Hume"I am hopeful that these changes will help to deliver a fairer and more coherent system of NHS IVF treatments across Scotland. The iniquity of the postcode lottery is an added burden which patients should not have wrestle with.

"The Scottish Government must work with Health Boards to ensure that the new waiting time target is achievable and will become a reality for all patients by 2015. If we are to build a fairer society, we must do more to enable every person to get on in life. Scottish Liberal Democrats support these steps and urge the Scottish Government to do more for our families by extending free childcare to more two year olds."