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Fertility services

About this service

There are many treatments that can support people to try to get pregnant, some of which are paid for by the NHS.

If you have fertility problems, the treatment you’re offered will depend on what’s causing the problem.

There are 3 main types of fertility treatment:

  • medicines
  • surgical procedures
  • assisted conception – including intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
You can read about what type of treatments we fund in north east London in our fertility policy

Who can use this service

If you are concerned about your fertility, please contact your GP for advice.

You can only be referred for fertility treatments by your GP if you meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the policy and when all appropriate tests and investigations have been successfully completed in line with national NICE guidelines.

How to access this service

If your GP has decided you need to be referred to a fertility clinic, you will be able to choose to have fertility treatment at any NHS-commissioned treatment provider in north east London.

Local people often use the following providers:

If you need help deciding which provider to choose, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) website has helpful information on each fertility clinic including performance data and patient reviews.


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