What are we consulting on?

We are undertaking a public consultation on proposals to restrict access to three services that we commission.

These are:

Fertility treatment

We are proposing to change the criteria by which fertility treatment is accessed in B&NES. The changes will limit the number of residents who are then eligible for NHS-funded treatment according to their age, body mass index (BMI) and the length of time they have experienced infertility. See the Proposed Criteria Table in the question ‘What are the proposed changes in criteria to access fertility treatment?’ for full details of the specific changes.

Vasectomy and sterilisation

We are proposing to stop funding for both male vasectomies and female sterilisations in all but exceptional circumstances.