Recommissioning of specialist fertility services

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Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs commission Licensed Assisted Conception Services to help eligible couples achieve a successful pregnancy quickly and safely, leading to the delivery of a healthy child. The services include in vitro fertilisation (IVF) as well as other associated treatments.

At present, services for local NHS patients are provided by North Bristol Trust (NBT) at Southmead Hospital.

Following a strategic review in 2016, the Trust has decided to stop providing specialist licensed fertility services from November 2017 in order to focus on its core activity of providing acute NHS services. General infertility services including diagnosis and investigation will however continue to be provided by the Trust as normal.

The CCGs have now begun the process of appointing a new provider of assisted conception services who will be able to provide services from December 2017.

Services will be provided on the same basis as before and patients will continue to have access to the same range of services.

As part of the recommissioning process, we have prepared a ‘service specification’ setting out what the new provider will be required to deliver. You can read this service specification below:

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Recommissioning of Assisted Conception Services - service specification

This service specification is an agreement between Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG’s who have commissioned the service and the tertiary providers of assisted conception services.

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Recommissioning of Assisted Conception Services - summary document

This is a summary of the full service specification for the recommissioning of assisted conception services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Read our Policy for external fertility assessment

Read more about changes to the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine