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RCN Position Statement on Infertility Provision for the UK 2015

07 March 2017
Position statement providing members with a background to key issues relating to the access of NHS IVF treatment in the UK. It also sets out the implications for nursing and the RCN's recommendations.
At RCN Congress in 2008, an agenda item was passed calling for the RCN council to lobby for widespread implementation of the 2004 NICE guidelines. As a result, the RCN is committed to developing a strategy to undertake this work. The RCN Midwifery and Fertility Nursing Forum has strong links with Infertility Network UK (INUK), the patient led organisation whose key objective is to improve access to IVF treatment on the NHS. However, despite lengthy and vigorous campaigning the goal has not yet been achieved.
For further information, please contact carmel.bagness@rcn.org.uk