NHS Funded Treatment

Eligibility criteria for NHS Treatment

Fertility treatments such as Clomid therapy, Ovulation Induction or Intra-uterine insemination are NHS funded treatments and decided on an individual patient basis by the consulting doctor. 

To be eligible for NHS funded IVF, ICSI or FET treatments you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • there must be a medical cause of infertility
  • the female patient must be under 40 years of age when starting treatment
  • the female patient should have had no more than three previous unsuccessful treatments (including frozen embryo transfer)
  • BMI less than 35kg/m2

Those who meet these criteria are eligible  to one cycle of IVF/ICSI treatment and one cycle of FET treatment, using embryos created from the NHS IVF/ICSI cycle. 

Patients who were referred into the RFC before 1st April 2012  are eligible to one cycle of IVF/ICSI treatment only.

Storage of Embryos or Sperm for use in Treatment

Your NHS treatment includes storage of embryos for two years from the date of your treatment. If you wish to continue storage beyond this, you will have to meet the storage costs (see the information on the Privately Funded Treatment). If you store sperm for use in further treatment the same charges apply, the exception to this is storage for oncology or in certain cases other medical reasons.