IVF? Does a Tory MSP need to be induced to find out anything by himself?

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Miles Briggs asks the SG:

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https://www.parliament.scot/S5ChamberOffice/WA20190508.pdf

As a ‘Compassionate Tory’ (Ho ho) with an interest in human rights, I feel sure he’ll like this:

A warning for Scotland’s 100% IVF post-Brexit: How moneygrubbing Tory IVF policies are creating massive distress now in England

Maybe it’s too much to expect Miles to follow me but, wait that feels a bit creepy scary. Anyhow, see these admittedly quite rare reports on IVF:

NHS Scotland’s IVF triumph

100% of eligible patients are screened within the target time. The target has now been met without fail for nearly five years. The wider benefits for the mental health of women affected is immense. In England % Wales the…

Worlds apart: IVF, mental health and exploitation in England and Scotland

In the Independent today: ‘A couple who had IVF treatment which was paid for by friends from a Facebook group have given birth to a girl. Marisha Chaplin, 26, and Jon Hibbs, 29, already have a daughter through IVF but…

A kinder and wiser approach to IVF treatment in Scotland: Meeting targets and reducing mental health complications

Note: This is a heavily recycled piece from May in the light of recent NHS Scotland figures. From ISD on 28th August 2018: ‘The four IVF centres in Scotland screened 373 eligible patients, compared with 370 in the previous quarter.…

A warning for Scotland’s 100% IVF post-Brexit: How moneygrubbing Tory IVF policies are creating massive distress now in England

How IVF became a licence to print money. As we tumble toward a hard Brexit and trade deals with the USA allowing the private sector into the heart of the NHS, we can see how things will work…

IVF treatment in Scotland above target at 100% for more than 3 years, as only 12% of English boards offer the full treatment, triggering consequent mental health costs

From ISD on 29th May 2018: ‘The four IVF centres in Scotland screened 370 eligible patients, compared with 362 in the previous quarter. 100% of patients were screened for IVF treatment within 365 days. The 90% target continues…

IVF in NHS Scotland: 100% provision and 100% screened within target time, reducing risks and costs of consequent mental health problems for many

In the quarter ending 31st December 2017, 100% of patients were screened for IVF treatment within 365 days. The 90% target has now been met since reporting started three years ago. All of these patients receive three full cycles of…

 

One thought on “IVF? Does a Tory MSP need to be induced to find out anything by himself?

  1. Ludo Thierry May 10, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    Off-topic – but related in a way. These encouraging figures from the Registry Trust (link and snippets below) on the management of Scottish business debt issues were carried on the Scottish Legal site – but wouldn’t be holding my breath to wait for them to be covered by the MSM. The figures seem to demonstrate progress across the board.

    https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/decrees-against-scottish-businesses-dropped-25-per-cent-in-first-quarter

    In the first three months of 2019, the number of decrees against Scottish businesses dropped by 25 per cent, compared to the same period of 2018, according to figures released today by Registry Trust.

    The total, 561, was the lowest of any quarter on record.

    Registry Trust is the non-profit organisation which collects decree and judgment information from jurisdictions throughout the British Isles and Ireland.

    In Scotland, it collects information on small claims, summary, ordinary cause and simple procedure sheriff’s court decrees. A decree is incontrovertible proof that debt has not been managed.

    The total value of decrees against businesses in the first quarter fell three per cent to £3.1 million.

    The total number of decrees against companies dropped by 30 per cent from the previous year’s figures, to 398,

    The total number of decrees against generally smaller unincorporated businesses fell 11 per cent on Q1 2018’s figures, to 163 – also a record first quarter low. The total value also dropped to a record first quarter low of £489,041, down 63 per cent compared to the same period of 2018.

    During the first quarter of 2019, 5,253 debt decrees were registered against consumers, 28 per cent lower than Q1 2018. There was a 29 per cent decrease in the combined value of consumer decrees to £11.9 million.

    The number of small claims against consumers fell by 28 per cent in Q1 2019 to 4,857, with the total value down 24 per cent on Q1 2018’s figures to £7.4 million.

    Ordinary cause decrees against consumers in the first quarter of 2019 dropped by 23 per cent to 396, compared to the same period the previous year, while the total and average values fell to all time first quarter lows of £4.5 million and £11,437 respectively.

    Trust chairman Malcolm Hurlston CBE said: “These figures show a Scottish economy in robust health despite headwinds. The absence of judgments makes it easier to borrow responsibly – an important element to a strong economy.”

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