The Hewitt Fertility Centre
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NHS or Private

NHS

Funding for treatments is provided by some Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), subject to access criteria; the requirements for which vary amongst Trusts. The access criteria for Cheshire, Merseyside, West Lancashire and Wales are provided below.

If you are covered by another Clinical Commissioning Group, you'll need to check whether funding is available for treatments and the relevant access criteria. Your GP will be able to advise on this or put you in touch with your own Clinical Commissioning Group.

Access criteria for Cheshire, Merseyside, and West Lancashire CCGs

 

The policy is set by the Cheshire, Merseyside and West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group. To qualify for 'NHS funded' assisted conception treatment, the following criteria must be met:

  • The person undergoing treatment must have commenced treatment before her 40th birthday.
  • The person undergoing treatment must have a BMI of between 19 and 29.
  • Neither partner must have any living children, from either the current or previous relationships. This includes adopted as well as biological children.
  • Sub-fertility must not be the direct result of a sterilisation procedure in either partner (this does not include conditions where sterilisation occurs as a result of another medical problem). Couples who have undertaken a reversal of their sterilisation procedure are not eligible for treatment.

Please note that some Clinical Commissioning Group within the Cheshire, Merseyside and West Lancashire areas are withdrawing or restricting funding but will be reviewing their decision in 2011/12. Please enquire via your GP or the Hewitt Centre on 0151 702 4121 for further information.

Access criteria for Wales

 

The policy is set by Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC). To qualify for 'NHS funded' assisted conception treatment the following criteria must be met:

  • The person undergoing treatment cannot commence a cycle of treatment until after her 23rd birthday.
  • Woman undergoing treatment must be aged 38 years and 6 months as an absolute maximum at the point of referral and must commence treatment before their 40th Birthday.
  • Both male and female partners must have a BMI of between 19 and 30.
  • Both partners must be non-smokers.
  • For couples, there must be no children (biological or adopted) living with you; and one partner must never have had a biological or adopted child.
  • For single women, you must never have had a biological or adopted child.
  • Sub-fertility must not be the direct result of a sterilisation procedure in either partner (this does not include conditions where sterilisation occurs as a result of another medical problem). Couples who have undertaken a reversal of their sterilisation procedure are not eligible for treatment.

Private

 

As well as NHS funded treatment cycles, The Hewitt Fertility Centre offers the highest quality private fertility care. All treatments from fertility investigations to the various fertility treatment options are delivered by senior gynaecologists with extensive NHS reproductive medicine experience within The Hewitt Fertility Centre.

Operating as part of the Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust family, patients have the reassurance of full back-up services at the Crown Street Hospital. Liverpool Women’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading maternity and neonatal units, as well as being renowned as a NHS Centre of Excellence in gynaecology and genetics services.

Services around the region

 

As well as the facilities at The Hewitt Fertility Centre, patients can also receive the majority of their treatment closer to home. Fertility services up to the point of embryo transfer and egg collection can be delivered remotely at the following locations:

Private treatment costs

 

A comprehensive list of treatment costs can be downloaded here.