The Independent are doing a feature on the high cost of fertility treatment and the number of tests now offered to couples which push up the overall cost. This is linked to some comments made by Professor Winston about how expensive treatment can be but I am hoping that the feature will also highlight the lack of access to NHS treatment and the postcode lottery which so unfairly impacts on so many of you.
They would like to speak to someone who has spent a lot of money so far unsuccessfully on fertility treatment to go with the feature. I hope they will also highlight our campaign for fertility treatment to come under specialist commissioning rather than be commissioned by GPs which we believe will make the postcode lottery even more of a nightmare for patients and if you haven't already written to your MP please do use the template letter at
to write and support the call for specialist commissioning, even if you no longer need to access treatment this will help patients in the future.
If you can help with the Independent feature please email