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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 3:08pm

NHS Funding...

Hi does anyone know what the criteria is for NHS funding for ICSI????
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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 3:26pm

Hi,
I think it will probably be the same as IVF as ICSI is one step further than 'straight forward' IVF. Unless they have good reason to suspect you need ICSI from the early tests, I don't think the NHS funding discriminates. What I mean is, we have no reason to think we will need ICSI but that may change once they have my embryos and DH sperm in the dish - then they might decide we need ICSI but our NHS funding will cover this I think!

The NHS funding criteria we had to fulfill included:
Both under 38
Neither of us had to have had kids before - natural, adopted or fostered.
No previous pregnancies - miscarriage or termination
My BMI <30
Both non-smokers

There may have been a couple of others but I've forgotten them. We also had to fill in a form about whether we'd ever been prosecuted for our behaviour towards children.

I rang our Primary Care Trust for more information. If you google your county and 'primary care trust' there should be a patient advice line contact number or email address. The different pcts can differ in their criteria so your pct may be different to ours.

Hope that's useful...feels a bit rambling...!

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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 3:27pm

Just checked our NHS funding letter...it says:

'...confirm that funding has been agreed for one cycle of IVF/ICSI treatment...'

Silly, should have looked their first...especially since it's stuck up on my office wall!!

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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 3:32pm

Hmmm well I don't think I'll even bother with that then! OH is 55, he smokes a little and already has a grown up daughter.... Ho hum.....
Me, however, I am under 35, non smoker, no kids etc etc etc....

Catherine

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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 3:50pm

Catherine, this is how it is where i live.

You are entitled to three NHS cycles if:
-The female partner must be aged between 21 and 40 when tx commences.

-Your BMI is between 19 and 30 at the time of tx.

-The female partners early cycle FSH blood test must have always been less than or equal to 12iu/L. This does not apply if you are having an egg donation cycle.

-At least ONE of you must not have been a parent previously (this includes adopted children).

-Neither of you have undergone a sterilisation procedure.

So it's probably a good idea to ask about what the criteria is where you are as you may well be entitled, i hope so xfingers




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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 4:06pm

Hmmm well I wouldn't fall into that one either as he has had a Vasectomy and I have no idea what my level are or have been....... Not looking good!

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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 4:13pm

http://www.hampshirepct.nhs.uk/

Hampshire Primary Care Trust
Headquarters
Omega House
112, Southampton Road,
Eastleigh,
Hants SO50 5PB

Telephone: 023 8062 7444
Fax: 023 8064 4789


Hi Catherine

You're in Hampshire? This is the PCT website address and contact details.

I think, generally, if one of you has a child then you're not entitled to funding and need to self fund, but worth asking!!!!

Best bet is to phone the PALS Team/Manager and they should be able to help.

Also, you might find that if you decide to self fund, your GP will prescribe the drugs, which is a great help cost wise, or fund the blood tests which helps as well!

Good luck.

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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 4:15pm

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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 4:33pm

F***K me...I'm moving to London/Surrey if it means I can get three cycles on the NHS!!

It does rather cheese me off that NICE recommends three but a lot of PCTs will still only offer one.

Catherine - it's worth contacting your PCT to get the correct information for your area. NHS IVF/ICSI funding is a very grey and changeable area; it gets reviewed each year in April too.
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Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 4:34pm

Thanks for you help guys...

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Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 11:14am

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Originally posted by Phoebe
F***K me...I'm moving to London/Surrey if it means I can get three cycles on the NHS!!

It does rather cheese me off that NICE recommends three but a lot of PCTs will still only offer one.

Have you seen this thread? IVF Funding

The rules have only just changed here to fit in with the new guildlines that come into effect in April 09, our PCT previously only offered one cycle and this is all that i was offered and the waiting list was two years long - which is why we went private!

Do check it out as some PCT's are just leaving it late to send out letters regarding the changes.




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