BCRM Advice & Referrals
The staff at Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine bring decades of experience and knowledge to the range of reproductive and infertility problems couples face and part of our success is due to this. We attract and retain some of the best staff in the field of infertility who are able to provide you with a high degree of care and expertise.
Mr Valentine Akande is the BCRM Director of Fertility Services and also the lead for General Fertility. Mrs Uma Gordon leads Fertility Treatment and Male subfertility within the Centre. At the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine we will guide you through the pathway of investigations and treatments, depending on your individual needs.
If you are considering coming to BCRM for fertility assessment or treatment please join us at one of our open evenings to view our facilities and meet our expert team.
To access reproductive medicine assessment and treatment most patients will require a referral from their GP or consultant specialist whether they are funded by the NHS or self-funding their care.
One of the first things to consider on your fertility journey is whether you are eligible for NHS treatment or if you need to consider self-funded treatment options. At BCRM we are proud to offer both NHS and self-funded treatments.
The criteria for NHS funded assessment and treatment varies across the region depending on the clinical commissioning group (CCG) locality of your GP. If you are eligible for NHS funding, you will need a referral from your GP. If you are not eligible for NHS funding we offer extensive self-funded treatment options.
Following triage of your referral BCRM would aim to offer a consultation appointment within 4-6 weeks allowing time for you and your partner to undertake any additional blood tests and advanced semen analysis as identified by one of our specialist doctors at triage. These results are required to make appropriate decisions at consultation and avoid delay in progressing to treatment.
If you require further information relating to the referral process, please contact us on 0117 414 6888.