HEALTH bosses in Oxfordshire have said there are no plans to review IVF funding in the county, despite mounting pressure.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey wrote to Lou Patten, chief executive of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) last month following new guidance and a letter urging providers to look again at their rules from health minister Jackie Price-Doyle.

Oxfordshire's CCG currently offers just one cycle of IVF for all women under the age of 35, rather than the three for those under 40 recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Mr Vaizey said: "The response I have received from the CCG makes it clear that they, alongside other CCGs in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, have no plans to reconsider their policies."

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He added: "I am disappointed that the CCG seem to have disregarded the minister’s letter entirely and have tried to palm me off with a document written six years ago.

"I hope they are not showing the same casual disregard for local residents who simply want to enjoy family life with children of their own and are looking to the CCG for support in achieving that."

He said he would campaign 'even harder' on this issue and work with other local MPs.

Abingdon couple Emily and Ben Scott have this week launched a parliamentary petition calling for an end to the IVF 'postcode lottery' following their own experience.