Media Release: GCRM to provide refund to IVF patients – if they don’t have a baby

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THE Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine is understood to be the first clinic in Scotland to offer patients access to an unique funding package – one of which provides for a 70 per cent refund to patients who fail to have a baby.

Begins a spokesperson: “This unique ‘payment plan’ will offer more Scottish patients access to IVF treatment at Scotland’s leading private IVF clinics,’ while increasing their chances of having a baby.

“Almost 55,000 women in the UK will undertake IVF in 2016. More than 60 per cent will require further cycles of treatment when initial treatment fails to provide them with a baby. Sadly, after weighing up the costs and the odds of failure, many will abandon their dreams after that first cycle of treatment due to the high cost of starting all over again.”

In partnership with Access Fertility – an independent provider of IVF payment programmes and treatment plans – the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine offers fresh hope by providing patients with the vital opportunity to remain in treatment for further cycles, dramatically improving their chances of a live birth.

The spokesperson adds: “Patients can now commit to the Access Fertility Programme at GCRM, providing fixed and discounted programme fees to cover up to three cycles, saving almost 40 per cent of the costs usually incurred with the traditional ‘pay as you go’ service.”

GCRM medical director, Dr Marco Gaudoin, explains: “For patients already concerned at the financial implications of seeking further treatment, should their first cycle fail, this greatly eases the financial stress involved and dramatically improves their chances of having a baby.

“It is vital for many patients to remain in treatment in order to conceive successfully, but – sadly for some – the usual high-costs involved can be prohibitive. The Access Fertility Programmes now available will provide for easy-access and stress-free additional cycles of treatment.”

The CEO of Access Fertility, Ash Carroll-Miller, commented: “An IVF journey comes with many challenges for patients and we want to make treatment more affordable, reducing the patients’ financial risk and ultimately, help them to achieve their dream of having a baby.

“GCRM has a first-rate reputation as a private IVF provider and we are delighted to partner with them in this unique first for Scotland.”

Notes for editors:

GCRM is located in Glasgow with satellite services in Edinburgh and Dundee.

GCRM was established in 2006 to provide patients with access to the very latest treatment technologies.

GCRM is a member of the Academic Reproductive Partnership, created by the merger of a number of the UK’s leading fertility clinics. The partnership is the largest single provider of NHS and private IVF services in the UK.

About Access Fertility:

Access Fertility was formed in 2014 as a specialist company offering a brand new service to patients in the UK, working closely with the best UK clinics to provide IVF patment programmes and treatment plans.


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