How to make a referral to Complete Fertility
To refer your patient simply send a letter of referral or complete all sections of our referral form and send it to us together with a copy of the patient's results to the tests detailed below.
Please let us know if you need a referral form by clicking Request Referral Forms.
Completed referral forms can be faxed to us on 023 8120 8715 or sent to:
Complete Fertility Centre Southampton
Level G, Mailpoint 105, Princess Anne Hospital
Telephone: 023 8120 6980 Fax: 023 8120 8715
What fertility investigations do patients need?
Our aim is to provide your patient with the best advice, treatments and support we can to help them achieve a healthy pregnancy, and to do this as quickly and efficiently as possible. To help us do this, we would be grateful if you could ensure the following results are available to us at your patient’s first appointment, as we will often then be able to move straight ahead with a treatment plan for them.
- FSH, LH and Oestrogen: This blood test should be taken on day 2-4 of the cycle.
- Progesterone: This blood test should be taken on day 21 of the cycle if 28 days long, or a day or two earlier or later if the cycle is shorter or longer respectively.
- Rubella blood test.
- Chlamydia swab or urine test.
- Semen Analysis.
Please note that referral does not guarantee that a patient will be accepted for treatment, but all patients will be seen and assessed as to their suitability for assisted conception.
Receive referral information, updates and invitations to educational meetings
If you would like to be kept up to date with fertility news, referral requirements and invitations to our GP meetings then please email Helen Kennard on firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete Fertility is committed to offering an educational programme for GPs. Our seminars offer:
• first class training on the latest developments and concepts in fertility
• attendance certificates are issued to all delegates for CPD evidence
Please check back for dates.
Book your free place
To book your place please email email@example.com with your name, surgery, contact tel and any dietary requirements.
Fertility investigations and diagnostics are available on the NHS at Complete Fertility.
We are pleased to inform GPs that we can now offer couples who live in North Hampshire, South East Hampshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham, West Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport, Southampton City and Portsmouth City CCG's one NHS funded cycle of IVF / ICSI treatment based on the criteria set out below. This includes ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilisation and implantation, and includes appropriate diagnostic tests, scans and pharmacological therapy. Other rules apply for couples outside this catchment area. Please contact us to find out if a couple you wish to refer are eligible for NHS funded treatment with us.
The freezing and storage of viable embryos from NHS funded IVF will be funded for up to 3 years (or the female partner’s 40th birthday if this is sooner) so that couples have the option to use stored embryos at a later stage if they choose. Sperm storage will be funded for post-pubertal males under the age of 55 years who are about to undergo medical treatment which is likely to result in long-term sub-fertility.
The criteria for NHS funded treatment at Complete Fertility include:
- Comply with NICE Clinical Practice
And have gone through the primary and secondary care sub-fertility pathways appropriate to them before IVF is considered. See http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG156
These investigations must all have been completed prior to referral for assisted conception: Rubella, FSH / AMH, Chlamydia, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
- Have had infertility for over 3 years
The couple should have had no natural pregnancies or been using contraception within this timeframe. If not then the couple should have a diagnosed cause of absolute permanent infertility.
- The woman must be 34 years or below at time of cycle starting
A fresh assisted conception treatment cycle commences either:
• At commencement of down regulation
• The start of ovarian stimulation
• If no drugs are used, when an attempt is made to collect eggs.
- Never have received NHS funded IVF/ICSI treatment or have had more than 2 private cycles of IVF/ICSI
- Women in same sex couples or women not in a partnership must be demonstrably sub-fertile
(10 unsuccessful cycles of IUI as evidence of unexplained infertility).
- Not have a living child (including adopted) from their relationship, or any previous relationship.
- Not have been sterilised for either partner.
- Have a BMI range between 19 and 29.9 for at least the last six months.
- Both be non-smokers for at least the last six months.
For more comprehensive information regarding specific criteria then please email us.
Patients who are suitable for NHS assisted conception treatment will be notified directly.
Patients desiring private treatment should have this clearly indicated on the form.
Let us come to you
We appreciate how busy GPs are. As such our consultants are keen to visit you and your colleagues at your practice meeting or for a meeting over lunch at your surgery to present some relevant updates in fertility or a fertility topic of your choice.
Simply email us to confirm your interest and we will contact you to arrange a meeting individually tailored to your practice requirements.
Our Marketing Manager would also be pleased to meet you and your colleagues and will be dropping by with information on Complete Fertility.
Please email us if you would like to arrange a visit or you would like to receive some further information on the centre.
We offer a Fertility Check for our patients that gives a comprehensive picture of their fertility health. If one of your patients is concerned about their fertility they may benefit from this service. They can book directly with us by calling us on 023 8120 6980.