If you are not entitled to NHS funded treatment and/or you do not meet the eligibility criteria set by your Clinical Commissioning Group, you may choose to self fund your treatment.
We feel that it is extremely important that you know as accurately as possible the total cost of any treatment and to that end we will provide you with a "Costed Treatment Plan". This is a document which describes the total cost of any treatment that you are contemplating so that you are not presented with any additional and unexpected bills part way through your treatment. It is important to appreciate that the costs of drugs can vary greatly between centres. We will include our best estimate of the cost of these drugs as part of your costed treatment plan but as a guide you should budget between £400 and £700. If you have any questions regarding the likely costs of your treatment and wish to obtain a personalised costed treatment plan please contact us.
More Information about Costed Treatment Plans (CTP's)
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) are responsible for the licensing of assisted conception units and issue a code of practice that all clinics are expected to adhere to. The code may be viewed by clicking here http://www.hfea.gov.uk/code.html
Section 4.3 of the code, relevant to Costed Treatment Plans, is set out below.
"Before treatment, storage or both are offered, the centre should also give the person seeking treatment or storage, and their partner (if applicable) a personalised costed treatment plan. The plan should detail the main elements of the treatment proposed (including investigations and tests), the cost of that treatment and any possible changes to the plan, including their cost implications. The centre should give patients the opportunity to discuss the plan before treatment begins."
This requirement for CTP's was included in order to ensure that any couple contemplating self funding assisted conception should be able to know the total cost of any treatment option before going ahead. This decision was taken by the HFEA in response to feedback from patients who felt that they were not fully informed of the total costs and were presented with additional and unexpected expenses during the treatment cycle.