NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers the assessment and treatment of fertility problems in:

  • people with explained or unexplained infertility
  • people preparing for cancer treatment who may wish to preserve their fertility.