Recommissioning of specialist fertility services

This engagement is closed, thank you for taking the time to feedback to us. The You Said, We Did report is now available below:

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Recommissioning of Assisted Conception Services - You Said, We Did report

This report sets out the feedback we have received during our engagement on recommissioning of assisted conception services, and what we have done as a result.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs commission Licensed Assisted Conception Services to help eligible couples achieve a successful pregnancy quickly and safely, leading to the delivery of a healthy child. The services include in vitro fertilisation (IVF) as well as other associated treatments.

At present, services for local NHS patients are provided by North Bristol Trust (NBT) at Southmead Hospital. 

Following a strategic review in 2016, the Trust has decided to stop providing specialist licensed fertility services from November 2017 in order to focus on its core activity of providing acute NHS services. General infertility services including diagnosis and investigation will however continue to be provided by the Trust as normal.

The CCGs have now begun the process of appointing a new provider of assisted conception services who will be able to provide services from December 2017.

Services will be provided on the same basis as before and patients will continue to have access to the same range of services.

Read our policy for fertility assessment and treatment