In North Central London, there are currently five fertility policies in place – one for each borough. This is because, before the formation of NCL CCG, each CCG had its own policy and there are some variations between the five policies.
NCL CCG are working to develop one new fertility policy for Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. To inform the development of this new policy, they undertook a review, seeking the views of patients, residents and clinicians and examining clinical evidence and national guidance. From this, a set of recommendations was produced to inform the development of a new policy.
The draft policy expands the provision of NHS-funded fertility treatment in a number of boroughs. If implemented, the policy would offer equitable provision of NHS-funded treatment across the five boroughs in North Central London. Having a single policy in place would offer residents and clinicians greater clarity and consistency on the eligibility, provision and funding of specialist fertility treatments.
NCL CCG are now seeking feedback from residents on the proposals. The views you share will be carefully considered by the CCG as they finalise the single policy and will inform planning for how they promote the policy once it is in place.
Have your say on the new policy
There are a range of ways that people can contribute their views.
- By completing the online questionnaire (hard copies are available upon request)
- By attending the public meetings in Barnet on Thursday 20 January. Find out more and book your place. If you can't make that, there is another meeting on Saturday, 29 January.
- By inviting NCL CCG to a meeting e.g. Fertility Support Groups or local community group meetings. Contact them by email or telephone: 020 3688 2038