Following a thorough procurement process, Bourn Hall, the world’s first IVF clinic, has been awarded a further term of five years to provide IVF treatment to NHS patients across Hertfordshire and West Essex.
Bourn Hall was first awarded the NHS contract for the whole of the East of England in 2009, and since then the clinic has been able to improve treatment, and increase success rates for patients in the East and North Hertfordshire CCG, Herts Valleys CCG and West Essex CCG areas resulting in this third awarding of the contract.
The CCGs in Hertfordshire and West Essex provide eligible patients with one cycle of NHS funded IVF and specialist fertility treatment – with Bourn Hall clinics located throughout the Eastern region at Cambridge, Colchester, Norwich and Wickford, patients can choose a clinic that is close to them without the need to travel into London, or too far away from home.
Commenting on the announcement, Bourn Hall’s Chief Executive Dr Mike Macnamee said:
“We are delighted to be continuing to help people on their journey to parenthood throughout the region and to be providing a service to our NHS partners and to be awarded this contract for a third time, is a real recognition of our team’s work.
Bourn Hall has continued to deliver personalised care and treatment to patients, and provide data, insight and intelligence to support the future commissioning of fertility services with the aim of improving outcomes, customer care and patient choice.
We are committed to giving everyone the opportunity to start their family and today’s announcement will ensure that patients will continue to have the option to start their journey with Bourn Hall.”
Founded by the pioneers of IVF treatment, Bourn Hall today treats more than 3,500 self-funding and NHS funded patients each year from its clinics in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk. Over the last year, the pandemic has created challenges for healthcare services, but also the opportunity to rethink the way that services are offered. Bourn Hall continues to respond by offering virtual consultations and dedicated specialist clinic environments that enable patients’ flexibility, safety and excellent success rates.