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How do we start the process?

  1. Your current GP/Consultant/Healthcare practitioner will refer you to us for treatment.
  2. We will ask you to fill in and return a pink eligibility form with your passport photographs attached.
  3. If you meet the initial eligibility criteria, the female receiving treatment will be asked to attend for blood and a pelvic ultrasound scan; the male will attend for a sperm test.  Occasionally, it may be necessary for the woman to re-attend for additional blood tests and ultrasound scan.
  4. When we receive all your results, an appointment will be made for you as a couple to see a member of the Assisted Conception team to plan your treatment.


Consultation for assisted conception treatment

  • An appointment will be made for you to see one of the clinicians or a specialist nurse, who will take your history and examine you if required (it is very important that both partners attend all clinic appointments).
  • At this clinic appointment a detailed history will be obtained from you and your results will be discussed. Based on the blood, scan and semen results, your treatment will be planned and explained to you. You will both sign consent forms at the appointment - for disclosure of information, welfare of the child, permission for treatment and the HFEA legal forms.
  • At this appointment, you will be asked if you would be happy to take part in the research. If you agree, then you will be seen by one of our research nurses (if available) after the clinic. You will be asked to request treatment on the first day of your next period after receiving a copy of the clinic letter that was sent to your GP.  You will be required to book in for treatment within 3 months of your clinic appointment or we will refer you back to your GP.
  • Additional investigations might be performed before your treatment can begin.