FAQS & COSTS

FAQS

Do I need a GP referral?

A referral letter is helpful but not essential. Your GP, or any specialist, can refer you directly to see any of our consultants who are all highly skilled fertility experts. We will write to your GP (with your consent) following the consultation Fertility Referral Advice.

How do I get to the clinic?

Our service is located in a purpose modern Fertility unit on the Southmead Hospital site with good transport links and on-site car parking available. We also have 9 dedicated car parking spaces directly outside the building for patients.

It is adjacent to the Gynaecology unit: Cotswold ward and clinic.

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Southmead Hospital Bristol
Westbury on Trym
Bristol
BS10 5NB
United Kingdom

Is my information kept confidential?

We respect your privacy and maintain the utmost regard for confidentiality. We will not divulge nor supply information to any other party without your consent.

How do I pay following a visit?

You will either be asked to pay at the time of you visit or be sent an invoice by post/ email following your appointment. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, bank transfer or cheque.

Will I get a report of letter after every visit?

Following each clinic consultation, test, procedure or operation a letter summarising the findings will be sent to you, if appropriate.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

If you have a general enquiry or if you wish to communicate with us please contact:
+ 44 117 414 6888 or
Email: info@BCRM.org.uk

Spire Patients:
+ 44 117 325 5195 or
Email: info@FertilityBristol.com

Can I come to the consultation on my own?

Of course feel free to come on your own, or with your partner friend or relative.

Will I require a scan?

In most case at your first full consultation an ultrasound scan of your reproductive organs including your ovaries, uterus and endometrium will be undertaken even if you’ve had one elsewhere.

Can I have natural treatment?

It depends on what is meant by natural treatment. We take a holistic approach to your care and will avoid unnecessary intervention if not required. In some cases simple advice may help significantly improve your chances. This is where knowing full details of your medical, family and lifestyle history comes in handy.

Does acupuncture work?

It is difficult to answer this question, just as it’s difficult to say whether tablets work. It will depend on why it’s being used and how it is used. We can advise you on reputable alternative therapists if required.

Will I need to have any more investigations?

Many General Practitioners (GP) are helpful and will support you during investigations or tests for fertility. If you have tests done in our Fertility Clinic, the Spire Bristol Hospital will bill you for these.

When are we open?

We are open every day. However, consultations only take place Monday to Saturday. Evening appointments are also available.

Am I eligible for NHS funding for investigations and treatments?

We are a private clinic, as such you will receive an invoice for attendances unless agreed otherwise. If you reside in Bristol, we’ll be able to help advice you when you may be eligible for treatment. Click here to find out more

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Information for GPs

If you have any questions related to fertility, miscarriage or reproductive problems, please email: info@bcrm.org.uk and Valentine Akande will respond. If you would like to speak to him please include you phone number in the email. GP Information