South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine

There are various types of fertility treatments and the contact telephone number and address for South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine, 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.

South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine

South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Assisted Conception Unit, Level 6
Derriford Hospital
Tel: 01752 763704

Clinic details: Plymouth is probably the largest and most well-known city in the South West peninsula, with a naval history that features many exploratory and military exploits. The city retains a busy commercial and military port, as well as a striking view of the sea from a beautifully built and structured centre that makes full use of the city's coastal location.The clinic performs many different assisted conception procedures. In 2009 203 cycles were performed of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and 171 cycles of ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection). These procedures are well known and are very effective in delivering pregnancies where a couple has been struggling to conceive for 2-3 years. Another set of methods referred to as artificial insemination can be provided by the hospital, including intra-uterine insemination (IUI), of which 45 cycles were performed, and donor insemination (11 cycles). All of these treatments are monitored by the HFEA (Human Fertility and Embryology Authority), and reported on to provide people interested in treatments at such centres with the information needed to make a decision. The Centre has held an HFEA license since 1998 and last had its license renewed in 2011, meaning that its performance and standards all abide by the most stringent of national standards. IVF and ICSI success rates from the centre are in line with a national average reported by the HFEA, and the hospital operates aSatellite centre further away in Truro to be able to provide its services to as broad a community as possible.

Fertility treatment at this clinic: Based in Plymouth's Derriford Hospital, the South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine is an Assisted Conception Unit working under the umbrella of the department of obstetrics & gynaecology. Derriford is part of the Plymouth Hospitals Trust, the largest NHS Trust in the South Western peninsula with a Ministry of Defence of Hospital unit integrated into its services. The Trust tends to the needs of Plymouth and the surrounding area, and has been moving swiftly forwards in areas like research and education through a close relationship with the departments of Medicine at the local Peninsula College, Plymouth University, and Exeter University. Services provided by Derriford encompass many surgical and medical specialties, including fertility treatments. Derriford Hospital has to deal with a tremendous number of patients, as many as 48,000 every week. The hospital houses an impressive 900 beds, and Plymouth's largest bus station outside of the city's main bus terminal. Derriford Hospital and the Plymouth Hospitals Trust follow four key values that drive all aspects of the service provision, positivity, patient care, respect, and ownership. The Fertility Service is no exception as far as this ethos is concerned, aiming to provide a quality and cutting edge service to its patients, helping them through what can be a difficult time for anyone. The team at Derriford is led by Dr Acharya, a specialist under whom a team of experts will conduct any investigations and treatments you need to help you start your family.

Services offered at this clinic: Private and NHS patients treated, stimulated donor insemination, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), counselling services, storage (embryos, eggs, and sperm), translator services, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), unstimulated donor insemination, tubal surgery, micro epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA), stimulated intrauterine insemination (IUI), testicular sperm aspiration (TESA), monitoring of the ovulation cycle, full and partial surrogacy, donors recruited (eggs, sperm, embryos), blastocyst transfer, IVF and ICSI with donor materials (sperm, eggs, and embryos), mild and natural IVF