A letter from Sarah Norcross, director of PET, to the editor of the Daily Telegraph newspaper was published on their letters page.
It reads as follows:
SIR – The publication by the Department of Health and Social Care of a 'tool' that will allow patients to see for themselves which parts of England have better NHS-funded IVF provision than others (report, July 22) is replicating work that the charity sector has been doing for years.
The Government should not be wasting time and resources doing this, on the grounds that it is supposedly 'empowering' for women to demand fertility treatment that has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for almost 20 years now.
Instead, the Government should be ensuring that the recommended treatment is actually provided to women, and should hold NHS England and integrated care boards to account in order to achieve this.