IVF Provision in England

Fertility Fairness has found that the number of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England offering the recommended 3 IVF cycles to eligible women under 40 has halved in the last 5 years: just 12 per cent now follow national guidance, down from 24 per cent in 2013. In contrast, the number of CCGs which have removed NHS IVF has almost doubled in the last year. This is in stark contrast to the situation in Scotland where the #IVFGoldStandard ensures that all eligible patients can access up to three full cycles, including couples where one partner has no biological child.

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.

To compare your CCG’s provision against the rest of the country, please download Fertility Fairness’s 2017 league table below, which ranks all 208 CCGs against each other in 17 rankings from best to worst provision.

Please note that Fertility Fairness has no plans to update this League Table for 2018.

League Table 2017

England – 2018 Freedom of Information Data

Latest Changes

Red_arrow Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
SUSPENDED IVF treatment, reducing from 1 to 0 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

    Click on the map to find out provision in your area




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

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs are consulting on reducing IVF provision to 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.