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NHS IVF funding

Hello ladies, I've been accepted for IVF funding on NHS. Today the clinic I've chosen called me and gave me my first initial appointment. And the have sent me some forms via my email to sign it and to send it afterwards. My questions are as follows: 

On one of the form they have sent me it stated ''I acknowledge that in some case the PCT will only fund up to the limit set out in the guarantee letter. Any costs above this will have to be paid for privately (after discussion and agreement)''. Does that mean there's additional payments I will need to do? Furthermore the hospital who referred me for IVF never sent me any letter as evidence that I've been accepted and also how many cycles I will be funded (I was told over the phone that CCG accepted my case and that's all). Sorry for the long questions, IVF is all new to me and hubby. We are both lost at the moment. 

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Hi Hun congratulations on a positive step forward! 

In regards to your questions it depends on the area you live as to how many cycles you get. Some areas offer funding for 3 cycles others only offer one. You need to check on line with your CCG to see what you're entitled to in your area. 

Good luck hun. Xx


Thank you mooster1, I'm so happy they accepted my case. But the hospital(Basildon hospital) they never sent me any letter to tell me how many cycles I will be funded. I thought they will send me a letter to inform me how many cycles I will get funded 😔. Should I call Basildon hospital on Tuesday to ask them? 



If you search for

NHS Basildon & Brentwood CCG IVF

It says that if you are under 39 you will be entitled to 3 cycles (plus any frozen). 

If you call the hospital next week they will be able to tell you for sure though. Best of luck on your IVF, it will be daunting at first but you'll soon understand the procedures for your journey. 


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