Full story at HSJ 26 March 2018
The Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not carry out a full review of a clinical commissioning group’s decision to cut funding for IVF services.
The panel, which issues advice to the health and social care secretary on changes to services, has decided not to carry out a full investigation into Croydon CCG’s decision to cut funding for IVF and other fertility services.
The south London CCG, which was given legal directions by NHS England in 2014 and is undercapitated for its population need, cut the number of IVF cycles it funds from one to zero in 2017-18.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance says people are entitled to three cycles but most CCGs only fund one.