Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The provision of fertility services is happening in the normal way in as many places as possible across England, but it is not happening everywhere because of the huge pressures on the NHS from the second wave of covid. As my hon. Friend the Minister of State was saying a moment ago, there are pressures on the NHS. There are now 15,000 people in hospital with covid across the UK, but the NHS is doing far more normal services that it was not able to do in the first wave.