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Clinic and referral information for GPs

The purpose built Centre for Reproductive Medicine based at the University Hospital in Coventry has state-of-the-art facilities that contribute to both clinical excellence and patient comfort.

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) was first undertaken at the Centre in 1990. The services have developed considerably and many thousands of cycles of IVF and ICSI have now been carried out. We have pregnancy rates which above the national average.

The outpatient clinics and diagnostic services are provided as NHS services with approximately half of the IVF and ICSI treatments funded by the NHS. The remainder is provided on a self funded basis.

We offer the following services:

  • IVF 
  • ICSI 
  • Egg Donation 
  • Sperm Donation 
  • Intra Uterine Insemination 
  • Ovulation Induction 
  • Assisted Hatching 
  • Blastocyst Culture 
  • Surgical Sperm Retrieval (PESA / TESE) 
  • Semen Analysis 
  • Semen and Embryo Storage 
  • Egg freezing and storage 
  • Surrogacy
  • Embryo freezing and storage 
  • Laparoscopic surgery for tubal disease, fibroids and endometriosis 
  • Hysteroscopic surgery 
  • Counselling

The experienced multi disciplinary team works closely with experts in gynaecology, early pregnancy and obstetrics to provide a seamless service. Combined clinics are held with specialists in endocrinology and urology, as well as having well established links with Genetics and Biochemistry.

Research is an important part of our activity and is undertaken in collaboration with the University of Warwick, one of the leading research institutions in the UK. Training is considered an important part of our work. We train doctors and scientists learning to specialise in this field as well as providing professional development for our own staff.


Clinics are held at the department's purpose built facility on the site of the University Hospital. The centre holds nurse led and consultant led clinics in the following areas:

  • General infertility 
  • Egg donation and surrogacy clinic
  • Recurrent miscarriage clinic
  • Specialised Reproductive Endocrine clinic
  • Failure of implantation clinic
  • HyCoSy clinic 
  • Male Infertility

Referral Protocols

GPs are welcome to refer patients to the Centre for Reproductive Medicine in accordance with NICE guidelines - where the couple has been trying to conceive for two years (one year if female over 37 years). The CRM requires a GP referral letter, it does not have to be a Dear Doctor letter. The responsibilities of the Primary Care Provider in referring a couple with fertility issues must ensure they:

  • Check Full blood count, test for hameoglobinopathy, rubella status of female 
  • Ensure smears are up to date and the high vaginal and chlamydia swabs are negative.
  • Refer male for semen analysis to CRM or other laboratory which complies with the NEQAS standard 
  • Check Day 2-3 FSH, LH, Oestradiol, Prolactin, TSH, Haemoglobinopathy and Day 21 progesterone levels for ovulation (assuming a regular cycle) 
  • Give general health advice on fertility and conception (including body weight, smoking and Folic Acid)

SFA Results

For surgeries with access to CRRS, semen analysis and post vasectomy test results are available via the results reporting system. The results are located under the OTHER EVENTS TAB. Surgeries without access to CRRS are highlighted automatically when the results are entered and these results will continue to be posted out to these surgeries in the traditional way. Please be aware only the GP may have access to CRRS so please check before telling the patients that the results have not been received.

A member of our team will be happy to help you with any other queries you may have:

  • Reception: 024 76968879 (for general enquiries)
  • Secretaries: 024 76967381
  • Andrology: 024 76 96 8873/4
  • Emergency out of hours telephone number: 024 76 96 7000

You can email the centre direct on  

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
(Telephones answered 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. An answerphone is available outside of these times)

Centre for Reproductive Medicine
University Hospital
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Clifford Bridge Road