At Bath Fertility, we’re interested to share information and build relationships with GPs wishing to refer patients to us.
If you’d be interested in either a consultant or one of our embryologists coming out to give an educational talk to your practice then please contact us on 01761 434464.
For further information on referring patients to Bath Fertility either for Reproductive Medicine or Assisted Conception, please see our GP Brochure.
Reproductive Medicine Referrals
To refer your patients for Reproductive Medicine, please use the NHS E-Referral system selecting: Speciality Gynaecology; Clinic Type Infertility; Service Name Reproductive Medicine – Bath Fertility (RUH Bath), or patients can be referred by paper referral.
The following links provide helpful advice when considering referring couples for fertility treatment and gamete storage.
Referrals for sperm storage
Before considering referral of patients for pre-treatment sperm storage, please read the Clinical Guidelines.
Please give the patient the information leaflet “Sperm Freezing for Men Having Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy” and ask him to complete the man’s health questionnaire before taking blood samples for viral screening tests. Complete the Sperm Storage Referral Form and fax a copy to the relevant CCG and to Bath Fertility. Note that Wiltshire patients require an additional form – see below.
Referrals for egg storage
Before considering referral of patients for pre-treatment egg storage, please read the Clinical Guidelines.
Please give the patient the information leaflet: “Egg Freezing” and complete the referral form below. Take blood samples for viral screening tests. Note that NHS funding for egg storage requires prior approval from the relevant CCG or Trust.
Please note that NHS Wiltshire require additional forms to be completed for NHS funding.
- For Sperm Storage, a Prior Approval Request Form must be completed although there is no need to await a response
- For Egg Freezing an Application for exceptional funding – Form R1 must be completed