1. According to your current IVF treatment policy:
a. How many cycles of IVF do you offer to eligible patients?
b. Do you fund a full cycle of IVF, as defined by NICE, which includes replacement of all frozen embryos? If not how many frozen embryo transfers do you fund?
c. What is your upper and lower age limit that female patients must meet in order to qualify for treatment?
d. Do you fund one full cycle of IVF for women aged 40-42 in line with the NICE guidance?
e. Do you have an age criterion that male patients must meet in order to qualify for treatment? If so, please state what the criteria is.
f. How long do couples need to be trying to conceive before becoming eligible for treatment?
g. What eligibility criteria do you apply in relation to existing children that either one or both partners may have?
h. What policy is in place (if any) for the use of Single Embryo Transfer?
i. Do you fund fertility treatment for same sex couples, and if so what eligibility criteria do they have to fulfil?
Please refer to NHS Calderdale CCG’s Access to Infertility Treatment Commissioning Policy Document for the above information. This is a regional document for the Yorkshire and Humber area. See response to question 4 for a link to this policy. Please note that this policy is currently under review and, once finalised and approved, will be published later in the year on the CCG’s website
2. What is the average cost of a cycle of an IVF cycle funded by the CCG and what does that include?
The following is available within the IVF cycle and represents an average cost across both our providers:
OP Visit – £271
IVF Treatment – £2,968
ICSI – £3,663
Embryo Freezing – £585
Frozen Embryo Transfer – £1,532
3. What providers does the CCG contract with to provide IVF services?
The following providers are commissioned to provide IVF services on behalf of NHS Calderdale CCG:
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
Leeds Teaching Hospital
4. Is the assisted conception policy available on the CCG’s website? If so please provide a link to the policy.
NHS Calderdale CCG’s Access to Infertility Treatment Commissioning Policy Document (Yorkshire and Humber) is available on our website as follows:
Please note that this policy is currently under review and, once finalised and approved, will be published later in the year.
5. In the last 12 months, how many patients have applied for fertility funding (both successfully and unsuccessfully) through an Individual Funding Request?
Less than or equal to five individuals have applied.