Most patients will require a referral from their GP or consultant specialist whether NHS or self-funding. We also accept self-referrals.

We accept self-referrals from patients who want an initial fertility assessment or have undergone IVF/ICSI elsewhere or have a confirmed need for IVF or ICSI. Please arrange for a referral letter from your specialist along with notes from previous IVF/ICSI if applicable.

Once we receive your referral letter, we would expect to offer you an appointment for an initial consultation thereafter.

The timescale for starting treatment will depend on your treatment requirements, but can usually proceed once any additional investigations are completed.

NHS referrals

Please note all NHS referrals have to be an electronic referral to the fertility clinic, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Unfortunately paper referrals will not be accepted.

Private referrals

Referral letters to be addressed to;


Cotswold Fertility Unit,
The Old Chapel,
St Pauls Medical Centre,
121 Swindon Road,
GL50 4DP