HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c127W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to end postcode prescribing of infertility treatment. [77840]

Ms Blears

[holding answer 29 October 2002]: The National Institute for Clinical Excellence is developing clinical guidelines to cover the treatment of infertility which they expect to deliver in November 2003. The guidelines will make the latest knowledge and best practice available to all parts of the national health service. We expect the fertility guidelines to be implemented consistently across the NHS. Once issued, the uptake of this guidance will be monitored locally and by the Commission for Health Improvement.

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