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NHS watchdog calls for end to 'postcode lottery' IVF

The health watchdog has called for an end to the postcode lottery of fertility treatments on the NHS in England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence wants couples trying to conceive to have the same level of access to IVF drugs.

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IVF couple: 'We considered moving house'

A couple who used IVF to conceive said they considered moving house to better their access to fertility drugs and expressed concern over how the IVF postcode lottery will affect their future.

Claire and Phillip Bond, from Bolton, were helped by their families to fund their second round of IVF after the fertility drugs they had used on the NHS failed.

Phillip explained: "It's a bit sad to think now that we can live on one side of the street, have everything that a child could possibly want and on the other side is an identical family like ours and we get one, they get three."

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