Appealing against a funding decision

If you are appealing against a funding decision, you might find it helpful to use this response to a question posed in Parliament recently about the CCGs having to pay attention to the NICE Guideline!

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of regional variations in the funding by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) of IVF treatment for couples with fertility problems; and if he will issue revised guidance to CCGs aimed at minimising such variations. [174120]

Jane Ellison: NHS England has advised that it expects that all those involved in commissioning infertility treatment services to be fully aware of the importance of having regard to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) fertility guidelines. In February 2013, NHS England issued a factsheet to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in taking on those responsibilities. This makes reference to the updated NICE clinical guidance and is available on its website at:

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