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Fertility Clinic

Updated 30 November 2020

The reproductive medicine sub-specialty at the John Radcliffe Hospital Women's Centre is a nationally and internationally renowned service, working in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

Couples have continuity of care from initial assessment through to investigation and treatment.

Referral and advice for NHS and private IVF treatments are provided in accordance with NICE guidelines for couples who have fertility issues or who have been trying to conceive without success for more than one year.

NICE guideline - fertility problems: assessment and treatment

GP referral

Referrals can be made to the John Radcliffe NHS Fertility Clinic for patients who have been actively trying to conceive for over a year, are in a same-sex relationship or are known to be suffering with a pre-existing fertility-related condition.

The clinic runs weekly on a Thursday morning, on Level 1 of the John Radcliffe Hospital Women's Centre.

Oxfordshire GPs can refer women via e-Referral.

To make these appointments as useful as possible it is essential that both partners have had the following tests completed before their appointment.

Due to confidentiality reasons both partners in the couple will have to attend their appointment together.

Female partner(s)

Between day 2-5 of menstrual cycle

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinising Hormone (LH)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Prolactin
  • Testosterone

Day 21 of menstrual cycle (or 7 days before that start of period if longer cycle)


Any day of menstrual cycle

  • Chlamydia swab
  • Rubella immunity
  • Cervical smears up-to-date (if over 25)
  • Ultrasound scan - if periods are irregular, or there is a history of fibroids or cysts, an ultrasound scan may also be requested

Male partner(s)

Semen analysis


The fertility clinic offers appointments every Thursday morning and one all day clinic every second Saturday of the month.

After referral by a GP the appointment will be booked using e-Referral

Referral pathway from GP to hospital

Clinic staff


  • Miss Lee Lim
  • Miss Ingrid Granne
  • Mr Christian Becker
  • Mr Tim Child

Administration staff

Lisa Francis, Assistant Pathway Coordinator (Fertility and Endometriosis)

Contact us

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) referrals

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) can be funded on the NHS if a specific set of criteria is met. These criteria, along with the number of cycles of IVF funded, is different for different areas of the UK.

For more information please visit

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG)

Funding provided is determined by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) the GP surgery belongs to.

GP surgeries' pages on list the relevant CCG at the foot of the page.

Most couples seen within the OUH Fertility Clinic come from within the Thames Valley area, which includes:

  • Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Newbury and District Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Slough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Group

Eligibility criteria for NHS treatment can be found on CCGs' websites.

Points to note

Couples from Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group must be seen by their local hospitals to be eligible for NHS funded IVF.

Referral pathway from hospital to IVF centre