Assisted conception unit (ACU)

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 and coaching support to all people starting treatment. Our counsellors and coach 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.

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). 

Our consultants

Tarek El-Toukhy

Jan Grace

Yacoub Khalaf

Julia Kopeika

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.

Last updated: January 2024

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 2300

We answer the phone from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Our phone lines are very busy, especially at the start of the week. After 1 hour of waiting your call may disconnect. Please call back if this happens. At 5pm, all unanswered calls will disconnect. Please phone back the next working day. Thank you for your patience while we try to help as many people as possible.

Email: [email protected]

We'll respond to your email within 2 days.

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

Accessibility information for your visit to the ACU.

We are open 7 days a week by appointment only.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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