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Assisted Conception Unit – service update

We are delighted to announce that following approval from the HFEA (the Government regulator for fertility clinics and research centres), we resumed fertility treatment services on Monday 18 May 2020.

Our main priority remains the safety of patients and staff. Therefore, we have put in place measures to maintain social distancing and reduce the number of patients in the clinic through the use of virtual (remote) consultations and by increasing the time between appointments.

Before attending the clinic, we will take you through a short health questionnaire. We have introduced screens at reception areas and enhanced the cleaning frequency in the clinic. When you are in the clinic, you will be asked to wear a face covering. We have implemented social distancing in the waiting area, you will be advised on where to wait. Partners are being asked not to attend the clinic unless required during treatment. Please understand these measures are to keep you and our staff safe by reducing the risk of spreading infection.

We are currently in the process of contacting patients in order to start treatment. Please bear with us until we contact you to offer you treatment. We understand the wait will have been very difficult and are committed to seeing each of our patients as soon as we possibly can. If you have any queries, you can contact us by emailing ivf.info@gstt.nhs.uk or ivf.nurses@gstt.nhs.uk.


Since 1991, the Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ has helped hundreds of people with fertility problems to conceive and we are known worldwide as an innovator in fertility treatments. We will look after and care for you throughout your time with us.

Our Assisted Conception Unit always puts you first, from the moment you walk in to our state-of-the-art unit on the 11th floor of Guy’s Hospital and start your fertility journey.

You’ll feel instantly at ease in the unit’s relaxing, inviting and contemporary environment. Our dedicated labs, fully equipped theatres and well-designed procedure rooms create a fertility clinic unlike any other within an NHS or private London hospital.

You can be sure of the best possible medical advice and support from our world-renowned clinicians and our experienced and expert teams, who are passionate about helping fulfil your desire for a baby.

Our pioneering treatments have featured on the BBC and other TV channels, because we are constantly researching and innovating the field of fertility, especially IVF.

We are also the largest, most successful clinic in the UK for specialised preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) treatment, and we’re licensed to carry out stem cell research.

Whatever your treatment, we’ll guide and help you every step of the way, giving you the highest standards of care and attention.

If you’d like to read more about the options available to you, simply download a copy of the ACU brochure.

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