Fertility Services

We run an informative but friendly service helping couples who are having difficulty conceiving.

We will provide you with more information about your individual situation to help you make any necessary decisions or choices.

We work alongside the Oxford Fertility Unit; if you are referred for assisted conception, you will be able to move seamlessly into an In vitro fertilisation (IVF) programme.

Locations and appointment times

Most clinics are held in the Women's Health Outpatients department, Great Western Hospital - second floor (please see Floor plans).

Occasionally a clinic may take place on Beech Ward, Great Western Hospital - second floor (please see Floor plans).

The location will always be specified on the appointment letter.

The Oxford Fertility Unit, Swindon is based in the Shalbourne Suite (private patients unit) on the Great Western Hospital site.

Clinics vary, but new couple appointments will be on a Tuesday afternoon or Thursday morning.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Closed

What to expect

You and your partner will be invited to meet the Fertility Specialist Nurse at your first appointment, and any test results from investigations that may have been organised by the GP will be reviewed.

We will organise further specialist tests for both partners if necessary and sometimes, where appropriate, treatment may be started.

Depending on your test results, we may refer you or your partner to other departments (e.g. Andrology or Endocrinology) or other centres such as assisted conception units.

If it is necessary, we will make further appointments for and your partner to be reviewed by a consultant.


General enquiries

Tel: 01793 604980

Fertility Services Helpline

Tel: 01793 646071

This is an answerphone where messages can be left and a member of the Fertility Team will call you back as soon as possible.

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