NHS Fertility Treatment

BCRM has an NHS contract to provide Fertility treatment to NHS patients who meet the eligibility criteria in Bristol and surrounding areas.
If you’re eligible for Fertility treatment on the NHS, did you know that you may choose to have your treatment with us? and there is no waiting list.

Please see link below detailing how you can access NHS funded Fertility assessment and Treatment:

Bristol NHS ICB Referral guidance and applications

BCRM is able to treat patients from the following or surrounding areas:
  • Bristol
  • Bath
  • Taunton
  • Swindon
  • Gloucester
  • Cheltenham
  • Exeter (Devon)
  • Plymouth (Devon)
  • Truro (Cornwall)
Am I eligible for NHS funded Fertility treatment?

Your local NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) provides funding for patients who require fertility treatment. Each ICB has criteria that determine whether you are eligible or not.

In the Bristol and Somerset area you would be able to have treatment if -

The couple:
  • Have been not conceived a pregnancy for 2 or more years
  • Are non smokers
  • Neither partner has been sterilised
  • Neither partner has any living or adopted children
The Female partner:
  • Age is under 39 years
  • BMI is greater than 19 and less than 30
  • AMH is <4.5 pmol/l
  • FSH is <12 IU/l

Any decisions affecting your funding should be directed to your local ICB.

At BCRM, we pride ourselves on the care and support we offer couples before, during and after Fertility treatment.

Treatment as an NHS funded patient

Regardless of where you live in England, you can choose to come to BCRM as an NHS patient for Assisted Conception Treatment. Patients travel from around the country to come to us for their treatment, both funded by the NHS or privately.

For some it’s because of our excellent success rates, for others it’s our philosophy of care and the support we provide our couples throughout their whole journey and treatment.

In order to meet NHS funding requirements you will first need to be referred by your GP for assessment at a specialist NHS General Fertility clinic to confirm your diagnosis and that you meet eligibility criteria for treatment. Following assessment and confirmation that Assisted Conception (IVF/ICSI) treatment is appropriate, you can ask to be referred to BCRM – Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine in line with Patient Choice.