IVF is one of Britain’s greatest inventions. Professor Robert Edwards received the Nobel prize for Medicine for his pioneering work with infertile couples. The result of this work was Louise Brown, the first so-called ‘test tube’ baby in the world. Britain, more than any other country should be championing the use of IVF treatment.
This is why, as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Infertility, I have produced a report - which is being publshed today - to provide a snapshot of IVF provision across the UK today. This report seeks to compare the practices of Primary Care Trusts against the guidelines for IVF provision laid down by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.