At Nurture Fertility we treat NHS and self-funded patients, giving everyone the same expert care and attention. NHS funding is granted by the Clinical Commissioning Group and is subject to certain criteria dependant on the area you live in.
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 analysis.
Alternatively, if you wish to privately fund your treatment you can self-refer to us by completing our Self-Referral Request If you have any test results already, please bring these along to your first consultation.
It is likely that you will need to visit your chosen clinic regularly. Finding one close to home will reduce travel time and costs, helping to ease the pressure in anxious times.
We are part of the UK’s largest group of IVF and fertility clinics so it may be possible for you to have some of your appointments closer to home and then come to Nurture Fertility for key elements of your treatment programme. Talk to us if you are interested in this option.
Consultants Team Nurture Fertility
The East Midlands Fertility Centre
Interchange 25 Business Park
Or faxed to 0115 8961901
If possible, your referral letter should include basic hormone profile blood tests, your medical and surgical history and a semen analysis result.
One of our Senior Consultants will review your letter and offer you the most appropriate consultation.