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.
After referral to the Kingston Hospital Fertility Clinic a virtual assessment will be made and the relevant investigations suggested. Equipped with the results from all of these investigations you will have a face to face consulation with one of the doctors in the Fertility Clinic.
There are several treatments which may be offered through the Fertility Clinic including surgery or medications, or you may be referred to the Assisted Conception Unit.