Outline acceptance criteria for NHS fertility treatments
Consideration of the Welfare of the Child
Our major consideration when patients wish to be treated is the welfare of any child born as a result of treatment. The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act (1990) states that the Welfare of any children born as a result of fertility treatment should be taken into consideration before offering treatment.
The Centre sends a form to each patients GP in order that they can comment on the couples suitability for assisted conception with regard to the welfare of any child born as a result of treatment.
Patient Selection Criteria
Couples are assessed as thoroughly as possible. We particularly aim to ensure the following:
- The commitment of both parents to bringing up a child.
- The couple’s ages, medical history and the medical history of both their families are taken into consideration.
- The ability of the couple to meet the needs of the child/children.
- Any possible risk of harm to the child/children, including inherited disorders, abuse/neglect, any existing children in care, a history of violence, drug abuse, sexual abuse or relevant criminal convictions in either partner.
- The affect any new child will have on any existing children.
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCG and Wales acceptance criteria
Depending on the couples Clinical Commissioning Group there may be additional criteria that must be met. You can find out more about these additional requirements by clicking on the links below;
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGS
The NHS acceptance criteria is different to that of private patients. More information is available on the Private Patient Acceptance Criteria page.
Additional criteria for all patients
In addition to the above criteria there are several other issues that must be taken into account before a patient can be treated:-
- The Centre reserves the right to deny treatment to any individual who acts in an aggressive or abusive manner towards staff or who does not comply with the treatment plan they are prescribed
- The Centre will not treat private patients who do not pay for their treatment in advance (refunds are given if treatments/ procedures are not carried out).