Plans have been scrapped to deny women IVF on the NHS in Trafford

Full Story in Manchester Evening News 27 March 2018

A plan to deny women IVF on the NHS in Trafford has been scrapped.

The move would have seen the borough become the first in Greater Manchester – and one of only a handful of areas in the country – to axe free fertility treatment

Concerned residents and politicians warned that ending treatment would have a devastating impact on people desperate to become parents.

Women can get one cycle of treatment on the NHS in Trafford .

Many argued the move would worsen the postcode lottery already faced by people in the region.

Bury, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale , Oldham and Tameside clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) all fund three cycles of IVF – and Salford, Stockport and Wigan two cycles.