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1May, 2020

Restarting Fertility Treatment at BCRM

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We are pleased to announce that following a review by the HFEA, BCRM was authorised on the 12th of May 2020 to recommence Fertility treatment. The safety of patients and clinic staff remains a priority for BCRM. We therefore wish to reassure all our patients that we have  prepared well to provide a safe service to patients and a safe working environment for our staff. This also means a different way of working and ensuring that attendance in the building is only where necessary, such as for blood tests, ultrasound […]
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24Apr, 2020

BCRM is now offering Home Fertility Blood Tests

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When it feels like life is on hold, your Fertility doesn’t have to wait. Whether you want a general Fertility check or wish to start the process of Fertility treatment – all from your home.   Book a test:  info@BCRM.org.uk  or Telephone 0117 301 8605 or WhatsApp 07796 657250 During the Covid-19 lockdown, there are restrictions on attending the clinic in person, the “Finger prick” home test allows you to take a blood sample at home and send it to the lab for testing   We can do virtually any […]
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24Apr, 2020

BCRM is now offering Virtual Fertility Consultations

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Speak to a Fertility Specialist, have your questions answered, regain control during uncertain times, and make progress toward building your family – all from home. Book an appointment:  info@BCRM.org.uk  or Telephone 0117 301 8605  WhatsApp 07796 657250   BCRM will be initiating Fertility treatment for patients on a “First Come, First Served” basis. If you are planning on having treatment, do book an appointment at your earliest convenience. Those who book earlier will have priority.   CONSULTATION OPTIONS: Time Cost(£) Recommended Tests Report New patient 45 minutes 120 AMH Full […]
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11Apr, 2020

FAQs for patients planning to have Fertility Treatment at BCRM

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11th April 2020   What guidance does BCRM consider when assessing the care it will provide? Our service is dedicated to helping you have children which is fundamental to humanity. We nevertheless recognise the challenge the current Covid situation presents to you and to our current ability to provide care as normal.  The BCRM clinical leadership team examine the implications of all national and international recommendations with a careful focus on our duty to patients and to public health. BCRM will monitor the Covid situation diligently and make plans as […]
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11Apr, 2020

BCRM Patient Support During These Difficult Times

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Ordinarily, most patients experience immense emotional difficulty around the uncertainty and delays involved in their fertility treatment.  The majority of patients we see express how deeply troubling they find the lack of certainty – not knowing when or if their treatment is ever going to give them the pregnancy they have been longing and trying for. Every month that passes really counts, and each delay or wait seems interminable and frustrating. The sense of life being on hold, or feeling  ‘in limbo’  and unable to plan anything, is a recurring […]
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19Mar, 2020

BCRM Coronavirus Covid-19 update

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1st May 2020 We are pleased to hear that our regulator, the HFEA have taken the decision that fertility clinics can “apply” to reopen from 11 May 2020. This means an application will be assessed and will require approval before treatment can actually start. The safety of patients and clinic staff remains a priority for BCRM. We therefore wish to reassure all our patients that we have been working hard during the lock down and are now prepared to provide a safe service to patients and a safe working environment […]
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18Mar, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID -19) NOTIFICATION TO BCRM PATIENTS

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Update 11th April 2020 The last few weeks have revealed the challenging effects the Covid situation is having on our daily lives, family, friends and work. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected. In particular we acknowledge that infertility is a disease, and we appreciate that for many it is time sensitive. For this reason, we recognise that our patients’ suffering is acute and real in the current Covid situation. Given the unprecedented nature of the situation, BCRM has had to take a number of actions to […]
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13Mar, 2020

CORONAVIRUS, COVID -19: NOTIFICATION TO BCRM PATIENTS

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Background A coronavirus is a type of virus whose potential transmission rate remains unknown. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world however novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. This outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected. Typical symptoms […]
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24Dec, 2019

BRISTOL-IVF Research Study

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Dr Amy Taylor is lead researcher on the BRIST-IVF study, running now at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine.    Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, grew up here in Bristol. Now, around 20,000 babies are born through IVF in the UK every year.    Research has enabled us to learn a great deal about IVF since Louise’s birth in 1978. We know, for example, that maternal age and the number of eggs a woman has – their ‘ovarian reserve’ – are factors which affect the success of IVF treatment. But there’s still a lot that we don’t know.    IVF treatment outcomes are still improving, albeit slowly. If we want to try and increase […]
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