IVF Provision in England

Fertility Fairness has found that over 80% of CCGs fail to commission the recommended three full cycles of IVF in line with NICE guidance.

Of the CCGs offering IVF to patients, 125 CCGs fund one cycle of treatment. 46 CCGs fund two cycles of treatment and only 34 CCGs fund three cycles. 4 CCGs do not fund any treatment whatsoever.

The Department of Health has repeatedly stated that it will continue ‘to expect that those involved in commissioning infertility treatment services are fully aware of the importance of having regard to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) fertility guidelines.’ Yet clearly, the majority of commissioners are still failing to implement them.

Fertility Fairness is working hard to end this postcode lottery approach to IVF treatment. Improvement has been achieved in many of areas of England and funding has been reinstated in several areas that were once classed as ‘non-funders’ but a great deal more still needs to be done.

Latest Changes

Red_arrow Cheshire CCGs
REDUCED number of cycles from 3 to 1 for financial reasons.
Red_arrow Croydon CCG
REDUCED number of cycles from 1 to 0 for financial reasons.
Red_arrow Basildon and Brentwood CCG
REDUCED number of cycles from 3 to 0 for financial reasons.

England Data

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 Consultations

If you are aware of any consultations not listed here please let us know. 

Kingston CCG are consulting on reducing IVF provision to 1 cycle. Please respond to their consultation here

South Worcestershire CCG, Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG and Wyre Forest CCG are consulting on reducing IVF provision to 1 cycle. Please respond to their consultation here

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is consulting on decommissioning IVF entirely, from 1 cycle. Please respond to their consultation here

Richmond CCG is also consulting on decommissioning IVF entirely, from 1 cycle. Please respond to their consultation here

You can often see Fertility Fairness’ response to these consultations on the website, which may help to inform your response. Please also write to your MP to highlight these consultations.