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Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: Infertility treatment in London

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Offering fertility, gynaecology and genetic services, the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is one of  the most experienced fertility clinics in the UK.

The Assisted Conception Unit (ACU), based at Guy's Hospital (close to London Bridge station) has over 22 years experience since the unit has been open. They have a team of fertility specialists that include consultants, embryologists, scientists, nurses and counsellors who are dedicated to delivering the best personalised care to each patient at the ACU.

The ACU at Guy’s hospital provides one of the most competitively priced packages in the country. The unit offers in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, (IUI) Intrauterine Insemination and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). It is the largest unit in the country for Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) services for conditions such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease.  The ACU unit is also one of a few clinics in the UK licensed to carry out stem cell research.

They are passionate about giving their patients excellent levels of care without having to worry about any hidden costs. Treatment cycles starting from as little as £3,000. Patients do not pay extra for additional monitoring they may need during their treatment with ACU at Guy's.

Regularly featured on the BBC and other television channels, fertility treatments and services at the Assisted Conception Unit are led by world renowned fertility specialists.

Why choose ACU for infertility treatment in London?

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At the ACU, they understand that starting a family is a major undertaking, and by the time you walk through one of their doors, you have been challenged with the difficulties of becoming parents. As your specialist, they will find the best fertility treatment option for you and your partner whether that’s IUI, IVF, PGD to donor eggs and donor sperm.

The staff at the unit pride themselves on their dedication and personalised care with state-of-the-art technology to maximise your chances of achieving pregnancy. They offer excellent facilities, on-site labs and services with above average success rates.

It is important to note that they do not have any waiting lists at the Assisted Conception Unit. Operating seven days a week, they offer patients flexible appointment times and you can usually be seen within in a few days.

Taking the next step of your infertility treatment together

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Whether you are just beginning to explore the causes of infertility or you have already undergone numerous test and procedures, the staff at the ACU will support you in taking the next step. They combine personalised attention with state-of-the-art technology to maximise your chance of achieving pregnancy.

They are also one of the very few clinics that offer fertility treatment through to the birth in one of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in the country. The ACU gives patients the option of private and NHS care throughout their treatment, pregnancy and up to the birth.

Offering private and NHS fertility care in London

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At the Assisted Conception Unit, they feel passionate about giving patients a range of options from NHS funding to private consultant led care packages. There are two types of funding options available for patients that are paying for their fertility investigations and treatment: self funded and consultant led personalised care.

  • They accept NHS patients and have no waiting lists (as long as you fit in with the criteria set by the NHS), assisting you in the process by applying for NHS funding.
  • They offer a competitively priced self-funding package for treatment cycles that has no hidden costs.
  • They also have privately funded consultant led treatment that is different to self-funded treatment, as you can select which consultant you would like to deliver your care. The consultant will be available to see you at all your appointments and will conduct any procedures you may require. You will also get direct access to the consultant, together with a dedicated telephone number so that you can contact them if you have any questions throughout your treatment.


Fertility treatments offered at the Assisted Conception Unit in London

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The fertility treatments and services offered by the Assisted Conception Unit are of the highest standards with success rates above the national average, and indeed the unit consistently ranks amongst the highest rated in the country for In vitro fertilisation (IVF) published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), with whom they are licensed to practice a variety of assisted conception techniques, including:

  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) - Intra-uterine insemination allows prepared sperm to be introduced into the womb.
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF) - IVF is a three-stage procedure that allows prepared sperm to be introduced into the womb.
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) - ICSI is when a single sperm is injected into an egg. There are several stages in this treatment.
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) - is a technique that enables people with a specific inherited condition in their family to avoid passing it on to their children. It involves checking the genes of embryos created through IVF for this genetic condition.
  • Donor insemination (DI) - is a procedure which uses donor sperm, instead of that of the partner.
  • Ovum donation (OD) - allows a woman to become pregnant when she is unable to successfully conceive using her own eggs.
  • Surgical sperm retrieval (PESA/TESE)
  • Cryopreservation of sperm/embryos - this procedure gives patients the option of having excess embryos/sperm frozen, to be used in future cycles.
  • Reproductive surgery (including treatment for fibroids)

Egg and sperm donation

Working closely with Altrui, an organisation which helps those who need donated eggs or sperm. The Assisted Conception Unit provides an egg donation service. Altrui helps couple seek an anonymous altruistic donor of eggs or sperm. 

Contact details

The Assisted Contraception Unit offers flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends. For more information, or to request an appointment please call or email. 

The unit is located at Guy’s hospital,  just minutes away from rail, tube and bus links at nearby London Bridge station.


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Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s Hospital

4th Floor

Thomas Guy House




Tel:  020 7188 2300/ 0207 188 8042

Fax: 020 7188 0490


Email: ivf.info@gstt.nhs.uk

Web:  www.guysandstthomasprivatehealthcare.co.uk








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