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Hi

I have moved to Canterbury from Scotland. I had a cycle of IVF in Scotland prior to moving. I have asked to be referred by my new GP and have been told I will be eligible for IVF on the NHS.
Does anyont know what hospital I would attend? Also what are the waiting lists like?

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hi sam
i would imagine you would go to chaucer hospital in canterbury -- sorry wouldnt know what he wait is like dartford area the pct trust have run out of money so no new cases are being seen til april i think -- but may be different down ur way  -- may be worth looking up ur pct trust and giving them a call 

sorry not much help but just wanted to reply
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Pink is absolutely right. You will most probably be referred to the Chaucer Hospital (http://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/chaucer). There is a forum on here (also under Kent heading) just about the Chaucer. Unfortunately, the East Kent and Coastal PCT have also suspended their NHS funding until April. We had our 1st round at the Chaucer in November, and at that time, there wasn't really a waiting list at all. What took the time was getting all the tests done beforehand. I suspect they will be pretty busy in April, as there are lots of people who had their treatment suspended. However, it is possible that your gp will refer you to the fertility consultant at Kent and Canterbury Hospital first, who will then refer you to Chaucer, so you may miss out on the April starting chaos anyway.
Hope this helps. I can only speak from my own experience though - I am no expert ^hugme^

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Hello Sam & welcome to Kent

All NHS funding for the South east is managed by the South east coast Specialist commissioning group, who also determine how many cycles people in Kent can have. I haven't called them myself about funding being suspended but I am sure they would be happy to help as they were extremely helpful when I was seeking clarification on how many cycles I could have.

www.secscg.nhs.uk

I too have had my funding suspended at Chelsfield hospital in Orpington until April, however I have to have an operation to remove my right womb (I have two) in the mean time, but like chadwickthecat said, you've probably got to have a few tests first and it will come around quick.

Good luck ^hugme^

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Thankyou for all your replies it's been a help. I can't believe they have suspended treatment I just want to get started, like I suppose you all do. Good luck xx
 
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