Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: Infertility treatment in London
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
Why choose ACU for infertility treatment in London?
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
Taking the next step
of your infertility treatment together
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
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
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
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
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.
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