Who can have a NHS vasectomy?
We are providing vasectomies for patients from East Berkshire CCG and Buckinghamshire CCG. However, West Berks has unfortunately stopped commissioning any NHS vasectomies and Oxford CCG has currently suspended NHS vasectomies. if in doubt, ask your GP. You do not have to live in these areas, but you have to be registered in a practice, who belongs to one of these CCGs. Thus, patients in certain adjacent areas i.e. Wraysbury and Englefield Green in Surrey may also benefit from an NHS vasectomy with us, because their practices are part of the CCGs quoted above. If in doubt, please ask your practice receptionist or practice manager. Please scroll down this page for much more information. Find below a public facebook review by one of our NHS patients
Yes, once your GP has referred you to us you can contact the service and arrange a mutually convenient appointment
We will email you a Welcome Pack and send you 2 links to Online Forms to complete that will directly save into your patient pack. You do need to attend a webinar, which usually happens on Wednesday at 7pm.
If you look around this website almost all questions should be answered. Familiarising yourself with this website (particularly the menu “More about NSV”, which contains the clinical FAQs, why vasectomy, why not having a vasectomy and alternatives to vasectomy means that you are comprehensively informed. If you are under 30 and want a vasectomy, please look at the “young patient” part of the website and submit the form. As not to get into trouble on the day, familiarise yourself with directions to Thames Valley Vasectomy Services.
- Free Vasectomy
- Free Semen Sampling
- We aim to carry out your vasectomy within the NHS target of 18 weeks.
- We dont have the very long waiting lists (years) that other providers have.
- We use the same high quality method.
- Dedicated senior NHS surgeon, Dr Lim.
- Online webinar / consultation for low risk patients. High risk patients may be asked to come in face to face as per CCG contract (this assessment is made by us depending on a number of factors, for more information see below).
- Shorter waiting time (typically less than 2 weeks)
- Choice of surgeon
- Private mobile number of Dr Kittel for aftercare enquiries (note, the NHS CCGs do not fund this service, they want you to use GPs and 111)
- Waiting times typically 1-2 rather than 18 weeks.
- Easier aftercare package (postal sample, no hassle, no appointments needed for NHS labs etc, no time out from work). No delays because of labs not functioning properly due to backlogs.
- Don’t have to see your GP, just call.
- Larger choice of appointments
- “One-Stop” Appointment Guaranteed
We offer “One-Stop” appointments to our private patients for added convenience (unless there are clinical issues that prevent us to do so). However our NHS contract specifies that we consult patients before their vasectomy and give a “cooling off” period. In some cases we can offer NHS patients “One-stop” appointments too. Please remember these are an absolute privilege. Our NHS contract stipulates 2 appointments and as the NHS pays, we need to do a strict assessment. If we determine 2 appointments our decision is final AND you cannot object or complain (because it is contractual NHS policy). So, who may we see in a One-stop appointment?
- Your GP letter shows you are determined to have a vasectomy and there is no doubt in your mind. It also shows you were counseled well by your GP.
- You are responsive when communicating with us showing determination and focus to have a vasectomy. There is clearly no doubt in your mind.
- A series of questions do not identify a health risk. If there is a risk, please be honest, because we do not want to have to cancel your appointment on the day for an unknown risk. Sometimes we can discuss a risk on a phone, sometimes we have to bring you in for a consultation.
- You do not repeatedly change appointments.
- You are not “too busy at work to have this vasectomy”, again this is about not being distracted, but focused.
- You never have not attended an appointment (very frequently non-attendance has in our experience to do with a lack of motivation often due to the fact you are not quite ready yet or very anxious, which increases the risk of post vasectomy pain).
- You have no medical or social reasons that we need to see you beforehand.
- We further define patients, who are high risk on this page https://vasectomy.me.uk/why-not-to-have-a-vasectomy/
- You have completed 2 online forms emailed to you and they have successfully saved into your records and you have attended our webinar.
If after a series of questions my secretary / nurse believes you are safe for a “one-stop” appointment she will offer it to you as an option and email you a Welcome Pack and 2 links to online forms. You need to complete these forms, which will save directly into your medical record and give the doctor information about you. They are also informative and will be helpful to you in understanding the process and your own and our needs. Please inform you when you have completed the forms.