NHS Greater Glasgow is ahead of IVF waiting time targets by around six months, according to new figures
In the first three months of 2019, 189 potential patients were seen at the Glasgow IVF Centre, with all but one having waited less than six months, half a year ahead of the Scottish Government target of 12 months.
Glasgow is one of four Scottish IVF treatment centres with the others being located in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. The NHSGGC centre treats local Glasgow and Clyde patients as well as patients from referring Boards including Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran and Dumfries and Galloway.
Pregnancy rates are higher in Scotland than national average
Not only are patients being seen more quickly, pregnancy rates in Glasgow are higher than many centres in the UK. For the first three months of 2019 the Assisted Conception Service based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary achieved a clinical pregnancy rate of 41 per cent, which is higher than the UK National average.
NHSGGC’s General Manager for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Michelle McLauchlan said: “The development and maintenance of the state of the art facilities at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the implementation of a seven day service allowing women to have embryo transfers where required at weekends, continue to contribute to improved success rates.
“The development of the clinical facility is supported by Scottish Government and NHSGGC funding and a dedicated team of medical, nursing and embryology staff led by Dr Helen Lyall and Isabel Traynor are leading the way in changing clinical practice.”
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