Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

There are various types of fertility treatments and the contact telephone number and address for Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, can be found below.

If you would like to find out if you are suitable for fertility treatment or information about a particular procedure or treatment, contact a local clinic.

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust
Assisted Conception Unit
St Helier Hospital
Tel: 0208 2962101

Clinic details: St Helier's Hospital is the site at which fertility treatments take place at the Epsom And St Helier NHS Trust. The hospital is placed by the St Helier Open Space, providing a serene atmosphere that can make a lot of difference for stressed and anxious patients like those who are facing infertility. Treatments often include a regime of drugs designed to affect your menstrual cycle and egg production, including Clomiphene, Tamoxifen, or if your follicles are of the required size, a Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injection. These are effective at priming your body for artificial insemination methods like IUI (intra-uterine insemination). These drugs stimulate the production and maturation of your eggs, meaning that when sperm is introduced into your uterus through IUI you will have the best possible chance for a pregnancy. Similarly fertility drug treatments are provided for IVF (in vitro fertilisation treatments), where successful egg collection depends on there being enough mature egg for the procedure. Because of the complexity of IVF as a treatment, St Helier's works in conjunction with two other central London hospitals to keep travelling times and the associated hassle and stress to a minimum. This method of IVF is called transport IVF, and appointments will be arranged at King's College Hospital's Assisted Conception Unit and The Bridge Fertility Centre. The former is involved where treatment is NHS funded, and the latter if you are a privately funded patient.

Fertility treatment at this clinic: The Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust caters to the needs of a staggering 420,000 people within parts of London and Surrey. Specialist services are also provided to regions as far as Sussex and even Hampshire, meaning that the trust needs to be able to provide quality specialist services in many fields to be able to meet the needs of a large and varied population. The trust owns and operate four hospitals as well as a number of other local centres and employs about 4,800 staff in total. Of the many specialist services available from the trust's different site, the Assisted Conception Unit is often sought by couples struggling to get started with a family of their own. The ACU is run out of St Helier Hospital and is a small but efficient and personal team able to provide the support and treatment that you need. The ACU is based within the women's health building at the hospital, and other relevant departments like maternity and gynaecology are all available nearby should they be needed. You can come into the hospital for treatment after a referral from your GP and seek either private or NHS treatment. NHS funded treatment is subject to the whims of the local primary care trust PCT, and there is likely to be a limitation on how many treatments you will be able to obtain. The St Helier Hospital ACU works in close partnership with a number of other ACUs like King's College Hospital and The Bridge Fertility Centre where needed, all to provide expert care for you, the patient. Actual reproductive services offered at the centre are many and varied and provided under consultants like Dr Elizabeth Sheffirr, Mrs Carolyn Croucher, Miss Christina Ding, and Mr Stephen Gordon amongst others. These consultants come from different specialties and lead a team of specialist nurses and scientists to cover every aspect of your treatment and care.

Services offered at this clinic: in vitro fertilisation (IVF), transport IVF, egg freezing and storage, fertility drug treatment, induction of ovulation, tubal surgery, IUI (intrauterine insemination), NHS and private patients treated, open evenings, translator and counselling services, post-coital testing, monitoring of ovulation, sperm assessment, IVF for patients suffering from viral infection, hepatitis A or B, and HIV