NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is ahead of IVF waiting time targets by around six months, new figures have revealed.

In the first quarter of this year, 189 new patients for potential treatment were seen at the Glasgow IVF centre, which serves people living in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

All but one waited less than six months to be seen, which is six months ahead of the Scottish Government target time of a year.

Not only are patients being seen more quickly, but pregnancy rates in the area are higher than at many other UK centres.

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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.

Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, said: “Scotland continues to lead the way in the provision of NHS IVF treatment.

“The most recent NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde IVF figures are a testament to our hard-working healthcare professionals.

“Timely access to care is a critical aspect of delivering better health and care.”

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