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Health bosses in York backtrack on free IVF decision

Childless couples in York have been dealt a blow after local NHS chiefs backtracked on a decision to offer them a free course of IVF.

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York health chiefs backtrack on IVF

“I am delighted that the Governing Body has formally agreed the criteria, which now means that for the first time in five years, IVF is now going to be available to couples in the local area.”

– Dr Emma Broughton, Vale of York CCG, speaking in June

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the CCG’s Governing Body has voted to temporarily defer the commissioning of IVF services in the Vale of York for 2014-15.

– Dr Tim Hughes, Vale of York CCG, speaking today

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