1. How many cycles of IVF has the authority funded in each of the financial years:
The following number of conventional IVF cycles were funded as below:-
(a) 2014/15 31
(b) 2015/16 35
(c) 2016/17 26
2. What was the total amount paid by the authority in each of these years to providers in payment for IVF services?
The figures below represent the IVF service which covers, but is not limited to:- outpatient appointment, conventional IVF, ICSI, Frozen Embryo Transfer, Abandoned Cycle, Embryo Freeze, Sperm Freeze, FET, Egg Donation.
(a) 2014/15 £347k
(b) 2015/16 £303k
(c) 2016/17 £296k
3. How many of the cycles stated in each year in answer to question 1 above were provided by NHS providers, and how many were provided by private or third sector providers?
NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) does not directly commission IVF services from private/third sector providers
4. Are individuals for whom the authority funds IVF services given any choice of provider? For example, does the authority procure a list of qualified providers and allow individuals eligible for IVF to choose from this list, or does the authority require individuals to use a provider nominated by the authority?
Patients who qualify for IVF are given a choice of providers from the locally commissioned pathway. This choice is provided by the GP at the time of referral.
5. How, if at all have the authorities funding criteria for IVF services changed between the financial year 2014/15 and 01/11/2017. For example a. Has the number of cycles funded changed (if so, from what to what)
b. Has the minimum age changed (if so, from what to what)
c. Has the maximum age changed (if so, from what to what)
d. Has the time trying to conceive criteria changed (if so, from what to what)
e. Have criteria relating to previous children changed (if so, from what to what)
f. Have any other criteria changed or been introduced in this period, eg BMI