We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.Donate to our crowdfunder
To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) if he will assess the compliance of Nottinghamshire Primary Care Trust with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on the provision of IVF;
(2) if he will review the decision of Nottinghamshire Primary Care Trust not to fund IVF treatment for Susi Henson;
(3) if he will review (a) the eligibility criteria for IVF treatment used by Nottinghamshire Primary Care Trust and (b) their application to the case of Susi Henson.
The provision of NHS services, including in vitro fertilisation, is a matter for the national health service locally. It would not be appropriate for the Department to become involved in this matter.
Primary care trusts are well aware of their statutory commissioning responsibilities and the need to base commissioning decisions on clinical evidence and discussions with local general practitioner commissioners, secondary care clinicians and providers.
The NHS deputy chief executive, David Flory, wrote to primary care trust commissioners on
A copy of this communication has already been placed in the Library and is available at: