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19Mar, 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 update

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Latest update 24 March 2020  The safety of patients, colleagues and the public, is paramount. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), has reached a lockdown situation, BCRM is following relevant national guidance. We are revising our approach in light of the following: The number of people in the UK infected with Covid-19 appears to be rising rapidly The UK is now in lockdown Latest guidance (23th March) from the British Fertility Society who have advised all clinics to suspend undertaking Fertility treatment.   MEASURES BCRM WILL BE TAKING FERTILITY TREATMENT  […]
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18Mar, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID -19) NOTIFICATION TO BCRM PATIENTS

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Latest update 18 March 2020 (this update may change during the day) In light of the rapidly evolving situation relating to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), we would like to reassure patients that we are working on appropriate measures that to enable us continue to deliver our services whilst adhering to the guidance of the Government, Public Health England and other fertility professional bodies such as the BFS, ESHRE and ASRM. ATTENDING BCRM Your safety and that of our staff are paramount in our ability to provide a safe service. We […]
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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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