Health and Justice and Armed Forces service specific policies

The policies listed below are interim only and are only for the use of those kept in a secure setting or registered with a Defence Medical Services medical centre and will be subject to full public consultation at a later date.

If you have any queries relating to the policies, please email the Prior Approvals Team at or contact your NHS England regional teams:

For armed forces – using the contacts listed here for armed forces issues who will be able to advise you of the process.

For health and justice – the contacts for anything to do with health and justice commissioning.

Armed Forces services specific policies only

NHS England is only responsible for commissioning IVF services for the serving armed forces personnel. This policy aims to ensure that armed forces couples receive treatment in line with NICE clinical guidance and have the same access to NHS treatment wherever they live or receive their services in England.