NHS Funding - North West England

NHS funding for fertility treatment is limited for everyone and what is available varies from place to place with criteria set by each area's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The list below outlines specific criteria set for same sex female couples by each CCG in North West England. Couples will also need to meet general criteria set by each CCG.  The Infertility Network has published these details on their website here.

If your CCG has not set criteria for same sex couples you can contact them directly for clarification or ask for further advice from your GP. For more information and support contact Stonewall’s Information Service at info@stonewall.org.uk 

Download Stonewall's NHS Fertility Treatment Guide 

Blackburn with Darwen

IVF funded
No criteria for same-sex couples set

Blackpool

IVF funded
There must be evidence of sub-fertility in the partner trying to get pregnant

Bolton

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Bury

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Central Manchester

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Chorley & South Ribble

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Cumbria

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

East Lancashire

IVF funded
No criteria for same-sex couples set

Eastern Cheshire

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Fylde & Wyre

IVF funded
No criteria for same-sex couples set

Halton

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Knowsley

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Lancashire North

IVF funded
No criteria for same-sex couples set

Liverpool

IVF funded
There must be evidence of sub-fertility in the partner trying to get pregnant

North Manchester

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI
North Manchester CCG will not fund the IUI attemtpts

Oldham

IVF funded
Policy received dated 2006. States the CCG are awaiting further guidance from UK Government regarding treatment for SS couples.

Salford

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six, self funded, unsuccessful cycles of IUI

South Cheshire

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

South Manchester

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI
South Manchester CCG will not fund IUI attempts

Southport and Formby

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

South Sefton

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

St Helens

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through ten unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Stockport

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Tameside and Glossop

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Trafford

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Vale Royal

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Warrington

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

West Lancashire

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Wigan Borough

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI

Wirral

IVF funded
Same sex couples need to show infertility through six unsuccessful cycles of IUI


If you work for a CCG and would like to amend or update these details please contact Stonewall at info@stonewall.org.uk 


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