Assisted conception unit (ACU)
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We see people with fertility problems who want to be able to conceive.
Your care will be based on what is right for you as an individual. You'll be given all the advice and support you need every step of the way.
We offer counselling to all people starting treatment. Our counsellors will support you through a range of issues, before, during and after your treatment. You'll be able to talk through your options and concerns.
Our state-of-the-art facilities have been designed to be a modern and calming space. They include:
- procedure rooms
We have good success rates, helping to increase your chances of conception.
Our fertility treatments and services are led by a team of experts.
We have a range of fertility treatments including:
- intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
- intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- fertility preservation treatment for cancer patients
- pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
- surgical sperm extraction
- egg and sperm donation
- freezing and storing sperm and eggs, we can store your eggs and sperm for up to 10 years
- freezing and storing embryos
We're also licensed to carry out stem cell research.
Our background and innovation
Our assisted conception unit was set up in 1991 and has an excellent reputation. We're one of the leading innovators in fertility and in particular in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Clinics around the country are using techniques that we've developed. You'll be able to have treatments by the people who developed them.
Human fertilisation and embryology authority (HFEA) is the regulatory body for fertility treatment in the UK
British infertility counselling association (BICA) is the regulatory body for fertility counselling in the UK
Altrui is an organisation to help couples find egg and sperm donors.
Miscarriage association offers support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy.
Daisy network provides information and support for women going through premature menopause.
Verity offers support to people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.
You can also email [email protected] for more information.