National Infertility Awareness Campaign (NIAC)
Despite the updated NICE guideline recommending up to three cycles of treatment for anyone who fits the eligibility criteria, there is still a huge variation across the country in the provision of NHS fertility treatment.
For more than 20 years, we have campaigned for people to have equal access, as appropriate, to a full range of NHS investigations and treatments for infertility and the campaign is working - NHS treatment is much more widely available now than a few years ago, but there is still lots to do and we won't stop until everyone who is eligible can access the treatment they need!
You can find out what your local CCG offers on the NHS Funding for Fertility section of our website - and if they are not fully funding the three cycles recommended by NICE you can do somethng about it. Write to your CCG and your MP using the template letters at the bottom of that page to appeal and highlight the unfairness of current access. And even if you can get treatment on the NHS, you can write to the Secretary of State for Health to lobby for everyone to be able to access it.
NIAC doesn't just lobby for fair access to treatment, we have also pushed for recognition of the psychological effects of infertility, which if left untreated, can cause unnecessary and long-lasting harm to a people’s mental and general wellbeing. We know how unfair it is - help us to highlight that unfairness by writing to your MP or email us to find out what else you can do to help.
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NIAC is an umbrella body which has the support of a wide variety of stakeholders in the field of infertility including professional bodies and patient support groups, funded through grants from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals. Its activities are directed by the NIAC Committee, with strategic advice and administrative assistance from Decideum Ltd. Non-commercial interests enjoy a significant majority on the NIAC Committee