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British Fertility Society says lesbians should get IVF but fat women should not
Lesbians ‘should get IVF’ on NHS

Lesbian couples and single women should be given the same rights to fertility treatment on the NHS as heterosexual couples, the British Fertility Society (BFS) has argued. The body representing fertility professionals has drawn up new guidance on the social, rather than simply medical, reasons why people should get help to conceive. It comes after… Read more »

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Healthcare Commission warns slow diagnostics threaten NHS waiting times
Slow test results ‘threaten waiting time targets’

Diagnostic tests and scans must be improved if NHS trusts are to meet next year’s target of ensuring all patients are treated within 18 weeks of referral, a new report warns. A review of diagnostic services by the Healthcare Commission finds that although waiting times for CT and MRI scans in particular are improving, many… Read more »