The prevalence of couples presenting with infertility problems is increasing in Forth Valley as is the case throughout the UK.
NHS Forth Valley does not have a local tertiary infertility centre but we purchase cycles of IVF and ICSI for couples diagnosed with infertility by our local consultant with an interest in infertility. The local process is set out in the NHSFV Infertility Policy.
Note: The NHSFV infertility policy is due for review following publication of national access criteria which took effect on 1 July 2013.
From 1 July 2013 the following access criteria apply to anyone in Scotland wishing to access NHS funded IVF treatment.
- Access criteria for NHS-funded IVF treatment for all NHS Health Boards
- Summary of access criteria for NHS funded IVF treatment including access criteria to Ninewells ACU for couples wishing to self-fund.
Further information about infertility problems can be found on the NHS Inform website.