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Assisted conception unit (ACU)



Phone: 020 7188 2300


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Address: assisted conception unit, 11th floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Map to the assisted conception unit (PDF 1.71MB)

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We are open 7 days a week by appointment only.


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:

  • labs
  • theatres
  • procedure rooms

We have good success rates, helping to increase your chances of conception.

Our treatments

Our fertility treatments and services are led by a team of experts.

We have a range of fertility treatments including:

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.

Health information

Our IVF treatment guide

NHS website: In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

NHS website: infertility

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). 


Consultants in our assisted conception unit: