CMA questionnaire: Developing a consistent approach to what clinics include in the headline price they advertise for a cycle of IVF

CMA questionnaire: Developing a consistent approach to what clinics include in the headline price they advertise for a cycle of IVF

n September the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published findings from its review of consumer law compliance in the fertility sector.

During the review the CMA found significant differences in the treatment and services that clinics include in the package price they advertise for a cycle of IVF. The CMA is concerned that this can make it difficult for prospective patients to easily and meaningfully compare clinics’ prices at the point they are researching and shortlisting clinics.

The CMA is of the view that developing a consistent approach to what clinics include in the headline price they advertise for a cycle of treatment would be valuable for patients. To consider the feasibility of this, the CMA is seeking views from clinics and other key stakeholders via a questionnaire. If you would like a copy of the questionnaire, please contact: ivfconsumerlawcompliance@cma.gov.uk.

The deadline for submitting completed questionnaires to the CMA is 10 January 2023.