If you are a self-funding patient you can ask your GP or Consultant to refer you directly to us.
Alternatively, if you wish you can self-refer to us by completing our online Self-Referral Form below. If you have had previous treatment at another clinic it would very helpful if you could request a copy of your notes including any test results, please bring these along to your first consultation.
If you are eligible for NHS funding then your GP will refer you to a hospital of your choice, it may be necessary for you to have some additional investigations to establish the best course of treatment. If IVF is recommended your hospital Consultant will provide a letter of referral to a clinic of your choice.
Once you have been referred you will be sent an appointment to see one of our dedicated specialist. We advise having some tests done before this consultation as the results can then be discussed with you at your appointment. Key tests for us to personalise your treatment are an ultrasound scan and a blood test called Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH). These allow us to measure your “ovarian reserve”.
We estimate how many follicles are growing each month by counting them on an ultra-sound scan. We can also estimate the number by measuring the level of AMH in your blood. AMH or Anti Mullerian Hormone is produced by each of the small follicles. At Nurture we use both of these tests. We will use the results of your “ovarian reserve” tests to individualise your treatment stimulation regimen and allow us to ensure you are prescribed the correct dose of drugs. These tests will also give us an idea of how you will respond to treatment and also the chance of pregnancy and a baby. We may ask that the male partner has a semen anaylsis.
Referral letters to be addressed to:
Consultants Team Nurture Fertility
The East Midlands Fertility Centre
Interchange 25 Business Park
Or faxed to:
If you would like to know more about the referral process then please contact our Admin Support team.
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