NHS (CCG funding)

We can offer NHS funded fertility treatments for patients living in both East and West Sussex. The criteria you need to meet for NHS funding approval varies between each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) around the country. As a first step to secure funding for treatment, you will need to see your GP. They will be able to start the processes required before you are referred on, either to specialist GP services (if you live in West Sussex) or specialist consultants (if you live in East Sussex). Once you have completed all your medical investigations, your referral is passed to the CCG for approval.

Access criteria for West Sussex CCGs (Coastal West Sussex, Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex):

  • Age 23-39 (must have been referred before the age of 39.5 and have commenced treatment before the age of 40)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 19-29
  • No more than  one privately funded fresh cycle of IVF/ICSI
  • Neither partner can have living children from this relationship, previous relationships or from adoption
  • Infertility of two years duration
  • No previous sterilisation by either partner
  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) less than 12 IU/l

Treatments not funded:

Access criteria for East Sussex CCGs (Brighton & Hove, High Weald Lewes Havens, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford, Hastings and Rother):

  • Age 23-39 (If referred at 39 you must be treated within six months of your 40th birthday)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 19-29
  • No more than one privately funded fresh cycle of IVF/ICSI
  • Neither partner can have living children from this relationship, previous relationships or from adoption
  • Infertility of one year duration unless a recognised cause or clinical judgement dictates otherwise
  • Both partners are proven to be non-smokers
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) >4.9pmol

Treatments not funded: