Fertility Services Public Consultation- The Background

The public consultation ran from 31 May 2016 to 15 July 2016.

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched a public consultation in which it asked for the views of local people on three different options for the future location of assisted reproduction services (assisted reproduction aims to help individuals who are having difficulties becoming pregnant).

The existing provider North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have informed the CCG they are unable to continue to deliver safe and clinically effective assisted reproduction services in the future due to the inability to recruit adequate staffing levels. The CCG and the Trust are therefore working together to establish the best way forward and are seeking the public’s views to help inform the future decision regarding the location of the service.

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Our Current Situation
Currently the CCG funds approximately 350 cycles of fertility treatments a year and irrespective of which provider or where the service is delivered the CCG will continue to commission the required number of cycles each year to meet the clinical needs of the patients of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

Consultation Document

Please read our Fertility Services Public Consultation Document

Clinical Senate Report

Please find the Northern England Clinical Senate Report here.

If you would like any further information, you can call us on 01642 745401 or email us at NECSU.info-comms@nhs.net