Date lodged: 7 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many couples with children in the home, but where one partner does not have a biological child, have accessed IVF since September 2016, broken down by NHS board, and what guidance it provides to ensure that all NHS boards offer this option to such couples.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 20 March 2018
Information on how many couples with children in the home, but where one partner does not have a biological child have accessed IVF since September 2016, is not currently held centrally. However, Scottish Government officials regularly discuss the impact of this change with the 4 Centres providing NHS IVF.
The Scottish Government has had initial discussions with Information Services Division around the steps needed to collect this information within the confines of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act.