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, 110 CCGs fund one cycle of treatment. 61 CCGs fund two cycles of treatment and only 38 CCGs fund three cycles. 1 CCG (Vale of York) does 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 West Essex CCG
REDUCED number of cycles from 3 to 2 in order to INTRODUCE 1 cycle for women 40-42
Green_arrow Eastern Cheshire CCG, Wirral CCG, Knowsley CCG
INCREASED number of cycles from 2 to 3 for women up to 39
INTRODUCED 1 cycle for women 40-42
Red_arrow Bedfordshire CCG
REDUCED number of cycles from 3 to 1 for financial reasons.
Red_arrow Dorset CCG
REDUCED number of cycles from 2 to 1 for women aged up to 40 INTRODUCED 1 cycle for women 40-42
Green_arrow Vale of York CCG
REINTRODUCED funding for 1 cycle for women aged up to 39
Green_arrow Sutton CCG
REINTRODUCED funding for 1 cycle for women aged up to 39
Red_arrow Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
REDUCED number of cycles from 3 to 2 for women aged up to 39
Introduced 1 cycle for women aged between 40 – 42
Green_arrow Harrogate and Rural District CCG
INCREASED number of cycles from 0 to 1 for women aged up to 42
 Red_arrow Herts Valley CCG
REDUCED number of cycles from 3 to 2 for women aged up to 40INTRODUCED 1 cycle for women 40-42

 

 

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Consultations

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

The Somerset CCG is considering reducing IVF treatment. Please respond to their consultation here.

The Basildon & Brentwood CCG is considering decommissioning their IVF service entirely. 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.