NHS fertility services

Our fertility diagnostic pathway is the same as the services offered by your local NHS hospital but with much shorter waiting times and in an environment dedicated to fertility patients. We include semen analysis, hormone and ovarian reserve assessments, an ultrasound scan, tubal patency assessment and personalised consultations with our specialists free of charge to patients. If appropriate, the service also includes ovulation induction treatment at no cost to the patient.

Information for patients

We have no waiting lists and aim to get your results back within six weeks of your first appointment. Our flexible consultations mean that, once referred, we can help you to understand your current fertility health, and set you on your journey to having a family of your own.

We want to help you get pregnant as quickly as possible and help you find the right treatment plan. Our advice can guide you towards the next steps in fulfilling
your dream of starting a family.

With our help, we hope you will achieve a pregnancy naturally (for example ovulation induction treatment) but, if you do need assisted conception treatment, Bourn Hall is the perfect place to get specialist expert advice with proven pregnancy success rates.

If you would like to access this free service, please visit your GP to ask for a referral to one of our clinics through the NHS e-referral system (standard NHS eligibility criteria will apply).

To find out more, get in touch via our contact form or speak to your GP.

Information for GPs

As an NHS Qualified Provider we are now pleased to be offering level 2 fertility testing at our Bourn Hall clinics in Cambridge, Colchester, Norwich and Wickford to patients referred by their GP.

Using the same criteria for referral that you would for your local hospital, you can find us on the e-referral system as an NHS Qualified Provider of level 2 fertility services.

The pathway is the same as the NHS level 2 pathway including ovulation induction treatment (if applicable).

The benefits of our service include:

  • Rapid access to specialised diagnostic tests
  • Treatment in dedicated facilities
  • A personalised service
  • Results within six weeks
  • No waiting lists

Tests will include: semen analysis; blood tests for ovarian reserve; a scan; a tubal patency assessment; and an in- depth consultation with a Bourn Hall fertility specialist consultant.  The following flow charts detail the referral, diagnostic and treatment pathways:


 

You can refer patients to us on e-referral (look for Bourn Hall at Cambridge, which acts as our triage service, and we will allocate your patient an initial appointment at the clinic closest to their home). You will need to complete and submit the appropriate NHS proforma for us to accept your referral.

If you have any questions, just give us a call on 01953 600150.