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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 fertility campaigner: "How can they do this?"

An IVF campaigner from York says she is devastated by the decision by NHS bosses in the city not to fund the treatment.

Karen Boardman, 34, from Heworth, has fought against what she calls the "postcode lottery" regarding the treatment, and helps run the York Fertility Network group.

In June, the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group's governing body agreed a policy of offering one cycle of IVF to people who met their criteria. But last night NHS managers said there was not enough money to fund the service.

Mrs Boardman said: "I don't know how they can snatch it away from us."

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