Self-Funding is available for patients who are not eligible for NHS funded treatment Self-Funding means that the patient pays for all of the costs associated with the treatment. We will still welcome a referral letter from your GP or referring consultant and are usually able to see patients within two or three weeks.
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.
If you have been identified as requiring assisted conception you may be seen at Kingston Hospital for NHS funded Assisted Conception providing that we have a contract with your funding authority. Currently we are the sole provider of assisted conception for patients who are part of Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Richmond CCG. We are a major provider for patients who are part of Surrey CCG. We are also able to provide treatment for couples resident in the Wandsworth, Merton and Hounslow areas
We would normally expect you to be referred to us by the consultant NHS gynaecologist who has recommended assisted conception treatment.
We will check the referral to ensure that you meet the necessary criteria before commencing treatment. Occasionally we may ask for further information from the referring doctor before we are able to do this.
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 require investigations into why you are not conceiving then you need to be seen in the fertility clinic.
If you and your partner have been fully investigated and require assisted conception then you need to be seen in the Assisted Conception Unit
Referral to the Fertility Clinic
If you are having trouble in 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, so all aspects of the fertility clinic are NHS funded for anyone requiring the service irrespective of your individual circumstances