You may wish to fund your own treatment if you are not eligible for NHS funding.  You may contact us directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or we welcome a referral letter from your GP or referring consultant, and are usually able to see patients within two or three weeks for an initial appointment.

We recognise that the cost of assisted conception may be prohibitive to some patients and we have worked hard to keep our costs as competitive as possible without sacrificing the patient experience or compromising your chances of having a baby. Please visit our funding section to find out the likely costs of this treatment and the various options available to you.

The Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) where your GP Surgery is based is responsible for your NHS healthcare costs. Each CCG sets their own priorities from limited funds.  The CCG set their own criteria for NHS funded IVF treatment to which Kingston ACU must adhere. If you live wthin Kingston, Richmond, Hounslow, or within Surrey or South West London CCGs, you may be eligible for NHS funded treatment here, provided you meet their eligibility criteria. 

We would normally expect you to be referred to us by a consultant NHS gynaecologist/NHS Fertility Clinic who have recommended Assisted Conception treatment.

We will check the referral to ensure that you meet the necessary CCG criteria before commencing treatment. You will be required to complete forms to enable us to make this assessment. Occasionally we may ask for further information from the referring doctor. We are also required by Kingston NHS Foundation Trust to carry out an Overseas eligibility check to ensure you are entitled to NHS funded treatment. 

There is currently no waiting for NHS funded treatment. We are obliged by NHS rules to commence treatment within 18 weeks of your treatment being approved. We define the commencement of treatment as the start of your medication.

If you have any questions about obtaining NHS funding then please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.who is responsible for all funding issues within the Unit

 

If you require investigations into why you are not conceiving then you need to be seen in the Fertility Clinic.

If you and your partner (if applicable) have been fully investigated and require Assisted Conception then you will be referred on to the Assisted Conception Unit. Both of these are staffed by the same people; and are on the same site; to provide you with continuity of care.

 

 

Referral to the Fertility Clinic

If you are having trouble conceiving then your first appointment will almost always be with your General Practitioner (GP). If you and your GP feel a referral to the Fertility Clinic is appropriate then your GP will arrange an appointment for you. All patients, irrespective of whether they fulfill the criteria for NHS funded assisted conception, are able to be seen in the Fertility Clinic. All aspects of the Fertility Clinic are NHS funded for anyone requiring the service; irrespective of your individual circumstances.