The UK has a large number of fertility treatment centres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Due to the concentration of the population around London this is where the most clinics can be found. This location “advantage” to more potential customers is however also reflected in the cost of treatment, which tends to be higher than in other cities.
The industry is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), a government organisation that regulates and inspects all UK clinics that provide fertility treatment, including the storage of eggs, sperm or embryos.
UK resident patients may be offered fertility treatment for free by the NHS depending on what is causing their fertility problems and what is available from their local NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG).