How to access our services

 

NHS Patients

Please ask your doctor or hospital consultant for a referral. They will refer you if they consider it appropriate based on your clinical features. Referrals are in writing, giving all relevant details and should be sent to Saint Mary’s Assisted Reproductive Treatment, Old Saint Mary’s Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL.

Following this, you will be seen by one of our specialist nursing team, who will ensure that you understand your treatment and that everything is ready for treatment to start. If any further tests are required, they will be carried out or booked at this stage, and treatment can commence once the results have been assessed.


Starting treatment


Once you have been given the green light to commence treatment, you will be booked in for an injection-teaching appointment. Following this, we will ask you to telephone on the first day of the menstrual cycle in which you wish to have treatment. It is essential that you do not have unprotected intercourse from the first day of this cycle.


Treatment schedule


The details of your treatment and monitoring will be provided to you prior to the start of injections. More information is available here


Follow-up


We will advise you of the date to do a pregnancy test and ask you to let us know the result. In the event of a positive test, an early pregnancy scan will be arranged for you. Once an ongoing pregnancy is confirmed, your further care will be arranged by your doctor.

In the event of your treatment not being successful, we will arrange a review appointment for you with our medical team, to see what can be learnt from the treatment cycle and make further plans. There is no charge for this appointment.

We also offer a specialist infertility Counselling service, and you are welcome to make an appointment to see a counsellor at any stage.

Fee-paying patients

Fee-paying patients

You may self-refer to us or ask your doctor or hospital or private consultant to refer you. In either case, we strongly recommend that your doctor is kept fully informed of your fertility treatment, for safety reasons and to provide continuity of care. If you are self-referring, please send us as much information as you can about your tests and treatments so far.

Referrals, or requests for more information concerning our service, can be made in the following ways:

  • In writing
  • Using the contact form
  • By telephone

Initial Consultation


You will be seen by a member of our consultant team, who will take a full history from you and develop a treatment plan individualised to your particular needs. They will also complete the paperwork required for your treatment to proceed. We ask you to read through the HFEA treatment forms prior to this visit, so that you have a good understanding of the issues involved. The doctor will be able to answer any questions and ensure that you understand the implications of the choices you have to make in filling out these forms.

You will also have an internal ultrasound scan at this visit, as part of the screening test required to plan your treatment.

Following this, you will be seen by one of our specialist nursing team, who will ensure that you understand your treatment and that everything is ready for treatment to start. If any further tests are required, they will be carried out or booked at this stage, and treatment can commence once the results have been assessed.


Starting treatment


Once you have been given the green light to commence treatment, you will be booked in for an injection-teaching appointment.  Following this, we will ask you to telephone on the first day of the menstrual cycle in which you wish to have treatment. It is essential that you do not have unprotected intercourse from the first day of this cycle.


Treatment schedule


The details of your treatment and monitoring will be provided to you prior to the start of injections. More information is available here.


Follow-up


We will advise you of the date to do a pregnancy test and ask you to let us know the result. In the event of a positive test, an early pregnancy scan will be arranged for you. Once an ongoing pregnancy is confirmed, your further care will be arranged by your doctor.

In the event of your treatment not being successful, we will arrange a review appointment for you with our medical team, to see what can be learnt from the treatment cycle and make further plans with you. There is no charge for this appointment.

We recognise that having fertility problems can be an extremely stressful time. Here at Saint Mary’s, we listen as well as treat, and offer a counselling service to all patients.  You are welcome to make an appointment to see a counsellor at any stage throughout your journey with us.