Fertility

The Fertility Service provides comprehensive medical and surgical investigation. We see couples experiencing infertility or problems getting pregnant. The desire to have a child is natural and conceiving a child may seem like the easiest thing in the world to some couples. For other couples, infertility can affect your work, sexuality, relationship and even your lifestyle.

Sub-specialities

Meet the team »


Our service is managed by a team of consultants and clinical nurse specialists.

Consultants

  • Miss Shruti Mohan Lead Fertility Consultant 
  • Mr Neale Watson Obstetric and Gynaecologist
  • Miss Shabana Syed Obstetric and Gynaecologist

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Kay Chambara Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Lily May Gaban Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Chandanee Domah Clinical Nurse Specialist

Administrator

  • Emma Reed

Conditions and treatments »


Female factor
Including fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, Chlamydia, ovulatory problems, , age, tubal disease, high/very low BMI, Asherman’s Syndrome

Male factor
Including Low sperm count, no sperm at all, poor sperm quality, blockage in testicles

Unexplained infertility
Where all tests are normal, but there is a delay in pregnancy

Which treatments are offered at Hillingdon Hospital?
Ovulation stimulation with tablets (clomiphene, metformin, tamoxifen)
Controlled stimulation with gonadotrophins (injections) + follicular tracking
Surgery, in some cases

We do not offer IUI, ICSI or IVF treatments at Hillingdon Hospital. We can refer eligible NHS patients to specialist units  for these treatments, or patients can chose their own clinics privately.

Diagnostic tests and investigations that we offer

  • Physical examination, sometimes
  • Bloods (FSH, LH, oestradiol, prolactin, testosterone, rubella screen, progesterone,  HIV, hepatitis,    thrombophylia screen, TFTs, karyotype/chromosome analysis)   
  • HSG/dye test (hysterosalpingogram)
  • Laparoscopy or hysteroscopy if needed
  • Chlamydia screen to be done at your GP surgery by the practice nurse

We perform the above tests but your GP can initiate them before you get referred. This reduces the delay that is involved with the tests before any treatment. If you have had all tests from another country recently, please bring to your appointment all copies of the results.


How do I/we get referred? »


All referrals for fertility are done by seeing your GP. They can refer you via REGO or ERS.

Eligibility criteria for IVF/ICSI treatment on the NHS »


All criteria is subject to change every financial year, therefore it is important to check with each CCG first. If you need to know the eligibility criteria for the surrounding CCGs you can ring the fertility nurses, check online or check with your GP.


Useful links »

Additional information »


We also have leaflets in other different languages and an interpreter can be organised if you let us know in advance or alternatively bring a friend or relative who can interpret for you.           


 

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.


Fertility
Hillingdon Hospital
Telephone: 01895 238282

Mon-Thur 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-1pm