Last week, Croydon became the first London borough to stop funding IVF treatment. It means that couples who can't conceive naturally won't be able to get fertility treatment on the NHS. So what can you do if you have to pay for IVF and how much might it cost? Sarah Pennells is joined by Jo Wheatley, Netmums' Associate Editor, Professor Geeta Nargund, director of Create Fertility and Professor Joyce Harper, a spokesperson for the British Fertility Society.
It's the kind of thing we don't want to have to think about, and dealing with a whole load of forms and numerous different companies is probably the last thing you want to do when your loved one has died. There are a number of things to consider though, not least changes to bereavement benefits which could leave thousands of widows and widowers worse off. Sarah Pennells is joined by Alastair McQueen from pensions and insurance provider Aviva, David Samson of turn2Us, which specializes in benefits advice and help and James Ward, Partner and Head of Private Clients at Seddons.