Infertility Services

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 2nd March 2011.

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Photo of Helen Eadie Helen Eadie Labour

Question S3W-39359

To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received IVF treatment in each of the last three years and what progress has been made in reducing waiting times for treatment.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Due to concerns about breaching strict confidentiality rules set by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), this information is not currently collected or held centrally by Information Services Division. The activity and success rates of each of the units in Scotland is reported directly to the HFEA and the latest published data for 2008 is available at:

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/104.html.

The National Infertility Group was established in April 2010 to help ensure equity and consistency of NHS infertility services, including waiting times, across Scotland. The group will, as part of its work, make recommendations to ministers on waiting times for IVF treatment.

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