AN OXFORDSHIRE couple's petition calling for an end to the IVF 'postcode lottery' has received more than 1,500 signatures in 24 hours.

Emily Scott and her husband Ben, from Abingdon, have been through two unsuccessful rounds of IVF, one funded by the NHS and the other paid for themselves, due to the current rules set in place for the county.

They say initial confusing advice from their GP meant the couple were two weeks into what should have been their second treatment cycle before they were told it was not being funded by the NHS.

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Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group currently offers just one cycle of IVF for all women under the age of 35, rather than the three for those under 40 recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Mrs Scott, who works on student outreach for Oxford Brookes University, said the pair were ‘devastated’ and is now calling for the ‘unjust’ system to be changed.

Earlier this week, Wantage MP Ed Vaizey called the decision by Oxfordshire CCG not to review its current funding in light of new guidance as 'disappointing', adding it would make him work 'even harder' to help couples like the Scotts.

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The campaign is also being supported by Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran who said: “I spoke to Emily about her story at one of my constituency surgeries; it really moved me, and I will do everything I can to raise this issue in Parliament and more widely.

"This petition is crucial to build awareness and make sure their voice is heard by government."

She added the current situation was 'appalling'.

The petition was launched on Thursday, and needs 10,000 signatures for the Government to respond, and 100,000 signatures for a potential debate in Parliament.

Sign the petition here.