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NHS funding for your fertility treatment

NHS funding for your fertility treatment

Everything you need to know about applying for NHS funding for your fertility journey.

Everything you need to know about applying for NHS funding for your fertility journey.

Here at itrust fertility, we are committed to providing all our patients with the quality of care and support all fertility journeys deserve.

 

This means whether you are privately funding your treatment or eligible for NHS-funded treatments, you will receive the same expert-led care from our fertility specialists and consultants. We have no waiting lists and you will receive the next available appointment slot when you get in touch with us.

  

NHS-funded treatments are available to anyone living in East and West Sussex, the coastal, as well as the surrounding locales.

 

The eligibility criteria you need to meet in order to be funded by the NHS will differ based on your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), but you will have the support of our team through every step of the process. 

Here at itrust fertility, we are committed to providing all our patients with the quality of care and support all fertility journeys deserve.

 

This means whether you are privately funding your treatment or eligible for NHS-funded treatments, you will receive the same expert-led care from our fertility specialists and consultants. We have no waiting lists and you will receive the next available appointment slot when you get in touch with us.

  

NHS-funded treatments are available to anyone living in East and West Sussex, the coastal, as well as the surrounding locales.

 

The eligibility criteria you need to meet in order to be funded by the NHS will differ based on your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), but you will have the support of our team through every step of the process.

How does it work?

Our process

How does it work ?

Our process

Your GP or gynaecologist will give you the referral you need for treatment at the itrust fertility clinic closest to you.

Every patient who is referred to us by a GP or through a hospital will have their NHS funding eligibility checked.

You will be required to submit an initial questionnaire at your registration with us.

We will then apply for NHS funding on your behalf and work with you to complete all the documentation that is needed to submit your application.

If the CCG you belong to has a current contract with us, you can begin treatment immediately after your referral.

Depending on your CCG, the number of cycles that will be funded will vary between one cycle and three treatments.

We currently have no waiting lists for NHS-funded treatments at our clinics.

The criteria for selection

Checking your eligibility

Here at the itrust fertility clinics, we are proud to offer cutting-edge fertility treatments and expert-led care for both NHS-funded and privately funded fertility journeys.


In order to access this treatment, however, there are certain criteria you must meet that are set by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which vary according to where you live. 

Here at the itrust fertility clinics, we are proud to offer cutting-edge fertility treatments and expert-led care for both NHS-funded and privately funded fertility journeys.


In order to access this treatment, however, there are certain criteria you must meet that are set by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which vary according to where you live.

West Sussex CCGs (Coastal West Sussex, Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex)

  • Must be between the ages of 23 and 39 years old.
  • Treatment must commence before the age of 40 and the referral must be submitted before the age of 39 and a half years.
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 19–29.
  • Neither partner can currently have children in their relationship, previous relationships or through adoption.
  • Must not have carried out more than one cycle of IVF or ICSI treatment through private funding.
  • Must have experienced fertility struggles for over 2 years.
  • No past sterilisation process has been carried out on either partner.
  • Applicants cannot have completed a procedure to reverse sterilisation such as a vasectomy.
  • Tests show:
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) of less than 12 IU/L for individuals located in the Coastal West Sussex CCGs.
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) greater than 4.9pmol for individuals located in Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex CCGs.
Treatments that cannot be funded by the NHS in these CCGs
  • Sperm donor insemination
  • Egg donation
  • Sperm or egg freezing
  • Treatments to preserve fertility

The Crawley, Horsham, and Mid-Sussex CCGs offers funding for surgical sperm retrieval and sperm washing treatments for males suffering from viral illnesses.

East Sussex CCGs (Brighton and Hove, High Weald Lewes Havens, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford, Hastings and Rother)

  • Must be between 23–39 years old.
  • If referral occurs at 39 years of age, treatment must commence six months before turning 40 years old.
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 19–29.
  • Must not have gone through more than one round of privately funded IVF/ICSI.
  • Both partners are proven to be non-smokers.
  • Must have experienced fertility struggles that have lasted longer than a year, unless a cause has been recognised or clinical judgement rules otherwise.
  • Neither partner can be current parents to children from their own relationship, previous relationships, or through adoptions.
  • Applicants cannot have conducted a procedure to reverse previous sterilisation procedures like a vasectomy.
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) that is greater than 4.9pmol.
  • Funding may also be denied if the applicant has undergone an NHS-funded round of treatment in the past.
Treatments that cannot be funded by the NHS in these CCGs
  • Egg donation
  • Egg freezing
  • Donor sperm treatments

Kent and Medway CCGs

  • Must be between the ages of 23 and 39 years old.
  • If the referral takes place when the applicant is 39 years old, treatment must begin within six months of their 40th birthday.
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) falling between 19 and 29.
  • Must have no current children from their current relationship, previous relationships or through adoption.
  • Must have experienced fertility struggles for over a year unless a cause is recognised or a clinical judgement has been made that rules otherwise.
  • Both partners must be proven to be non-smokers.
  • Tests must show an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) that is greater than 4.9pmol.
  • Must not have undergone more than one IVF/ICSI treatment cycle (a full treatment cycle, i.e. all the monitoring, tests and procedures required in a full episode of treatment) through private funding. 
  • Must not have undergone a procedure to reverse sterilisation such as a vasectomy.
  • The applicant may not be eligible for NHS-funded treatment if they have already undergone treatment funded by the NHS.
Treatments that cannot be funded by the NHS in these CCGs
  • Egg donation
  • Egg freezing
  • Donor sperm treatments

West Sussex CCGs (Coastal West Sussex, Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex)

  • Must be between the ages of 23 and 39 years old.
  • Treatment must commence before the age of 40 and the referral must be submitted before the age of 39 and a half years.
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 19–29.
  • Neither partner can currently have children in their relationship, previous relationships or through adoption.
  • Must not have carried out more than one cycle of IVF or ICSI treatment through private funding.
  • Must have experienced fertility struggles for over 2 years.
  • No past sterilisation process has been carried out on either partner.
  • Applicants cannot have completed a procedure to reverse sterilisation such as a vasectomy.
  • Tests show:
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) of less than 12 IU/L for individuals located in the Coastal West Sussex CCGs.
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) greater than 4.9pmol for individuals located in Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex CCGs.
Treatments that cannot be funded by the NHS in these CCGs
  • Sperm donor insemination
  • Egg donation
  • Sperm or egg freezing
  • Treatments to preserve fertility

The Crawley, Horsham, and Mid-Sussex CCGs offers funding for surgical sperm retrieval and sperm washing treatments for males suffering from viral illnesses.

East Sussex CCGs (Brighton and Hove, High Weald Lewes Havens, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford, Hastings and Rother)

  • Must be between 23–39 years old.
  • If referral occurs at 39 years of age, treatment must commence six months before turning 40 years old.
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 19–29.
  • Must not have gone through more than one round of privately funded IVF/ICSI.
  • Both partners are proven to be non-smokers.
  • Must have experienced fertility struggles that have lasted longer than a year, unless a cause has been recognised or clinical judgement rules otherwise.
  • Neither partner can be current parents to children from their own relationship, previous relationships, or through adoptions.
  • Applicants cannot have conducted a procedure to reverse previous sterilisation procedures like a vasectomy.
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) that is greater than 4.9pmol.
  • Funding may also be denied if the applicant has undergone an NHS-funded round of treatment in the past.
Treatments that cannot be funded by the NHS in these CCGs
  • Egg donation
  • Egg freezing
  • Donor sperm treatments

Kent and Medway CCGs

  • Must be between the ages of 23 and 39 years old.
  • If the referral takes place when the applicant is 39 years old, treatment must begin within six months of their 40th birthday.
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) falling between 19 and 29.
  • Must have no current children from their current relationship, previous relationships or through adoption.
  • Must have experienced fertility struggles for over a year unless a cause is recognised or a clinical judgement has been made that rules otherwise.
  • Both partners must be proven to be non-smokers.
  • Tests must show an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) that is greater than 4.9pmol.
  • Must not have undergone more than one IVF/ICSI treatment cycle (a full treatment cycle, i.e. all the monitoring, tests and procedures required in a full episode of treatment)through private funding. 
  • Must not have undergone a procedure to reverse sterilisation such as a vasectomy.
  • The applicant may not be eligible for NHS-funded treatment if they have already undergone treatment funded by the NHS.
Treatments that cannot be funded by the NHS in these CCGs
  • Egg donation
  • Egg freezing
  • Donor sperm treatments
NHS funded fertility care

Am I eligible?

Get eligibility confirmation from our team

There’s nothing easy about this journey, which is why we do everything we can to make it as seamless as possible; from accessing the information you need to getting in touch with a fertility specialist, so you understand more about your options and the path ahead.

If you are uncertain about whether or not you meet the required criteria for funding, determined by your relevant CCG, you can submit your information to us using the form. Once you submit your form, we will reach out to you with an update on your eligibility.

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    What do I need to know before choosing NHS funding?

    All our clinics are equipped to deliver the same quality of expert-led care for all fertility journeys, whether they are privately funded or funded by the NHS.

     

    The process of being approved for funding can feel complex, but we aim to take the confusion out of the process. Explore our answers below for some of the questions you may have at this time.

    Choosing to freeze your sperm is a way to give yourself more control and security in your fertility journey.

    No matter what your plans or circumstances may be, sperm freezing can help you make sure you have a healthy reserve if you ever need it.

    Although the cryopreservation procedure is minor, you may have a couple of questions about how it works. Take a look at the answers to some of the most common questions we get below.

    STAY INFORMED

    What do I need to know before choosing NHS funding?

    How do I know if I am eligible for NHS-funded treatment?

    The criteria for eligibility changes according to which CCG you belong to. We recommend that you check out the guidelines that apply to you.

     

    You could also get our support with checking your eligibility by filling out the form in the next section or reaching out to our clinics directly.


    Eastbourne: 01323 410333

    Kent: 01689 668288

    Brighton: 01323 410333

    Can I visit itrust fertility directly as an NHS-funded patient?

    You can be referred to itrust fertility through your GP or through a hospital.

    What do I need for my CCG approval?

    You will need to submit an application with all the necessary documentation. You will also need to complete some initial fertility tests. Our team, at itrust fertility, will guide and support you through the whole process. 

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    The work we do at itrust fertility is only possible because of our team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced specialists.

    From our clinical team and anaesthetists to our core management team, we make sure we live up to the trust you place in us every step of the way.

    Fill out the form or call our clinics at:

    The work we do at itrust fertility is only possible because of our team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced specialists.


    From our clinical team and anaesthetists to our core management team, we make sure we live up to the trust you place in us every step of the way.


    Fill out the form or call our clinics at:

    Eastbourne and Brighton

    Eastbourne and Brighton

    • 01323 410333

    Kent

    Kent

    • 01689 668288

    It’s never too soon to investigate your fertility and understand what your options may look like in the present or the future.

    We make it easier to take those first steps with a free initial consultation at our fertility clinic in Eastbourne.

    Each of our clinics has a no-waiting-list policy for NHS-funded and privately funded patients alike. When you call, you will be allocated the very next available appointment.

    Feel free to schedule a consultation to get a better understanding of your fertility options today.

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