Your NHS GP or consultant can refer you to us if the NHS is covering your cost of treatment. Everyone who comes to TFP Fertility UK receives the same expert care and support, ensuring the very best fertility experience for them.
This page will tell you how to get an NHS fertility referral. If you’re not sure, please get in touch. There are many ways to fund fertility treatment and we’re happy to help.
If you’re not an NHS patient and are self-funding your treatment, you can contact us directly to book an appointment.
Some fertility treatment is funded on the NHS. This is decided by NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
They have recommendations about who should receive NHS-funded treatment for fertility. It’s also summarised here.
They’ve not conceived for two or more years of trying
They’ve had 12 or more cycles of artificial insemination with at least six of those using intrauterine insemination (IUI)
They’ve not conceived after two years
They’ve have had at least 12 cycles of artificial insemination
They must also
never have had IVF treatment
show no evidence of low ovarian reserve
understand the implications of IVF and pregnancy at their age
There may also be some differences from one area of the UK to the next. These include being a healthy weight, not smoking or falling into a certain age range. These apply to all groups.
The availability of IVF in your area is decided by each local Integrated Care Board (ICB).
You can ask your GP or contact your local ICB for more information
If you have any questions about how to get a referral or to book an appointment at your local TFP Fertility clinic, please use our contact form and we’ll call you back. Getting started can be a confusing and stressful time but we’re here to make it as easy as possible for you, anyway we can.
If you meet the NHS funding criteria, your GP will provide a list of the clinics available for referral which have been approved by your local ICB.
You can choose your local TFP Fertility UK clinic if it’s on the list and your GP can refer you. We have a list of our clinics here. Many of these have satellite clinics that might be closer to where you live.
If you’re not sure, please get in touch, we’re happy to help.
Your GP will write you a referral letter. This should be addressed to the Consultant Team at your preferred clinic.
If possible, the letter should include any of this information if you have it:
Basic hormone profile blood tests
Your medical and surgical history
A semen analysis result
Our fertility specialists will review your referral to check that you’re eligible for NHS-funded treatment. If they have any questions, we’ll let you know.
Our Patient Support team will then be in touch to arrange an appointment.
We understand how eager you are to get things moving so we’ll always get back to you as quickly as we can.
If we don’t think you can have NHS-funded treatment, we’ll explain this to you and discuss other options that may be available at TFP Fertility. This can be frustrating and disappointing, but it doesn’t mean your fertility journey has to end here.