Overview and resources

Overview and resources

This resource provides information on key clinical, cost and service-related issues to consider during the commissioning process for fertility services. It is underpinned by NICE's quality standard for fertility problems. Commissioners can use content from the specifying services section to populate local or regional service specifications depending on service need and local arrangements. To help with this, the specifying services section is structured to reflect Schedule 2a – The Services in the 'Particulars' section of the NHS standard contract 2014/15. Information can be transferred from this guide to your local service specification but it should not be used as an 'off the shelf' service specification.

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More information about NICE support for commissioning

Use the NICE pathway on fertility for fast access to NICE guidance and implementation resources to support commissioning for fertility problems.

This page was last updated: 23 October 2014