Fertility: Referrals and appointments

What should I do prior to my appointment?

It is imperative that you and your partner both attend your fertility appointments. You are also welcome to ask for a chaperone. It is helpful if you can also bring copies of results from any completed investigations (either from your GP or any previous fertility assessments) to your appointment. Please remember to check your appointment letter for anything specific you have been asked to take with you. In addition, it would be helpful if you could bring the following:

  • Money to pay for any prescriptions, or an exemption card
  • A list of questions you may want to ask your consultant

During your appointment

Please note that we are a teaching hospital, so medical students may be present for some appointments. If you do not wish to have them in the room please let the nurse or doctor know and the students will be asked to step outside.

At our clinics, waiting times are typically around 20 minutes, and most appointments take about 15 minutes. At your initial appointment a member of the fertility team will review your history, may examine you and will arrange for further investigations and tests. These could include ultrasound scans or blood tests.

After your appointment

We will send your GP a clinic letter summarising your consultation and any plans for tests or treatments. If appropriate, we will offer you a follow-up appointment.

Changing or cancelling appointments

  • Telephone 01895 279 200 Booking centre
  • Advice/test results: Telephone number 01895-279 921

Please not the specialist nurses can be very busy and so cannot always answer the phone. If so, please leave a message and someone will call you back.