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Best IVF results in the country at UHCW NHS Trust

The best results in the country for successful In vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment can be found at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) at University Hospital, Coventry.

Data, published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, shows that University Hospital has a live birth rate - the number of deliveries that resulted in a live born neonate per 100 embryos transferred - of 43% for women under the age of 38.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is one of only two units in the country producing success rates significantly above the national average of 29%.

Ben Lavender, Head of Embryology at UHCW, said: “We are delighted that we can provide our patients with the highest chance of achieving a live birth in the UK.

“The results are even more impressive as the Centre for Reproductive Medicine is an NHS centre and non-selective in the patients that it treats.

“This is thanks to the continuing hard work of the entire team of embryologists, clinicians, nurses, admin staff and counsellors who contribute together to our outstanding success.”

The success has been achieved without invasive procedures on embryos, such as genetic testing, and minus the use of other add-ons such as EmbryoGlue.

Professor Geraldine Hartshorne, Scientific Director at the CRM and Professor at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick, said: “These results show that our extensive research programme is paying off.

“Careful analysis of embryo growth using time lapse, together with immense attention to detail and scientific insight by the Embryology Team, are critical to our success.

“Patients and embryos are individuals and we have tailored our care to support each of them.”

University Hospital’s CRM is one of country’s leading fertility centres, providing cutting edge treatment and world class research to maximise chances of successful treatment.

More than 5,000 cycles of IVF and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) have been performed since IVF was first carried out at the centre in 1990.

Professor Andy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer at UHCW, said: “We were the first NHS hospital in the West Midlands to set up a successful IVF programme.

“Since then the CRM has continued to go from strength to strength and we are extremely proud to say we are now the number one rated NHS led IVF centre in the UK for pregnancy per embryo transferred in younger patients.

“We will continue to pride ourselves on the quality of our care, high success rates and the personal approach we offer to our patients.”

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