Free fertility treatment is to be reduced in Bury.
A public consultation has been underway in Bury since August to discuss plans which could see free fertility treatment limited. The borough's Clinical Commission Group says that it needs to make savings.
It now means that from October, any new applications from couples seeking IVF treatment will be capped to one funded cycle.
The decision to reduce provision in the town from the current offer of up to three funded cycles, to one, was made at this week’s meeting of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body (Board), and follows a six week consultation period.
The group says that moving to one funded cycle of IVF will save up to £170,000 every year.
The CCG say the change will only affect new referrals, and will not affect those couples that are already having an individual funding request referral considered, or have had funding agreed.