abc IVF, the UK’s lowest cost IVF provider, has announced the opening of its clinic in Sheffield, delivering affordable fertility treatment to women and couples who might otherwise be priced out of the private IVF market, or unable to begin their journey to parenthood if ineligible for free NHS treatment.
The Sheffield clinic opens as the proportion of IVF cycles funded by the NHS hits an all-time low, with only 28%* NHS funded across the UK. With nearly 90% of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) not offering the recommended three full IVF cycles to eligible women under 40**, couples facing infertility; same-sex couples; and single women are being increasingly forced to turn to private clinics in order to start a family.
New data collated by strategic insight agency Opinium Research assessing the average price for a single cycle of IVF shows that abc IVF Sheffield is on average 43% cheaper than other local IVF providers. One cycle of IVF at abc IVF costs £2,000 compared to the average cost of £3,538 across Yorkshire and Humberside, and it is 53% cheaper than the highest cost of £4,230.
The clinic is expecting to deliver over 150 cycles over the next year.
Commenting on the launch, Praful Nargund, CEO and co-founder of abc IVF, said:
“We are delighted to bring the UK’s lowest-cost IVF to women and couples seeking fertility treatment in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Our pioneering abc IVF delivers high quality treatment at a much more affordable cost. Our aim is to tackle the IVF postcode lottery by offering more equitable access to fertility treatment, and we look forward to helping hundreds of women and couples in South Yorkshire.”
*Data from HFEA
** Data from FNUK