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The Reproductive Medicine Department at Cambridge University Hospitals has a dedicated fertility service, which comprises NHS outpatient, diagnostic and surgical services and Cambridge IVF. The information below covers referral processes for NHS and self-funding patients requiring fertility assessment and treatment.

Fertility Services

NHS Referral Information

Any patient already diagnosed and suitable for fertility treatment should be reviewed against the CCG criteria relevant to them, based on their GP location, to assess their eligibility for NHS-funded treatment. Patients eligible for NHS IVF should be provided with a list of all contracted providers (contained within the Consultant Referral to Specialist Provider for IVF Treatment form).

Any patients who require fertility assessment and diagnosis can be referred to the Outpatient Clinic at Addenbrooke's via the 'Suspected Infertility' proforma below. Patients will be seen by a team of specialists who will assess, diagnose and recommend what further treatment is required. This may include surgery, clomiphene citrate, ovulation induction or other fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF.

Patients not eligible for NHS treatment should be provided with information regarding what self-funded options are available to them. A Cambridge IVF patient information leaflet and brochure is available for download and printing at the bottom of this page.

Contact Information

Box: 224
Appointments: 01223 217664/274434
Fertility Nurse Specialists: 01223 349010 Option 4
Secretaries: 01223 217659/216227 or 01223 349010
Site: Addenbrooke's Hospital/Rosie Hospital

Self-funding Referrals

Patients may self-refer for self-funded treatment.

Lead Clinician: Dr Alka Prakash
Box: 123
Appointments: 01223 349010 Option 3
Fertility Nurse Specialists: 01223 349010 Option 4
Administration: 01223 349010 Option 3
Site: Cambridge IVF, Kefford House, Maris Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9LG

Self-funding Referral Information

Patients who are concerned about their fertility and would like to have a Fertility Health Check or their initial investigations on a self-funded basis can be referred to Cambridge IVF along with those patients who are not eligible for NHS treatment.

Cambridge IVF is an NHS purpose-built assisted conception unit and is part of Cambridge University Hospitals. Income generated from Cambridge IVF is re-invested into the Women's and Children's Services Division at CUH. Based in Trumpington, it offers high quality, personalised care based on the very latest research.

Cambridge IVF is modern, bright and welcoming, and the building has been equipped with the latest technology and laboratory facilities. Set up in 2011, Cambridge IVF builds on 20 years as a fertility treatment centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital, and experience of running a successful satellite IVF service in partnership with other units.

Patients seeking further information about Cambridge IVF can go to (opens in a new tab) for further information, or attend one of the regular information sessions (details of which can be found on this website).


Services provided by Cambridge IVF

  • East and North Hertfordshire
  • RAF Lakenheath
  • Cambridge and Peterborough
  • West Suffolk
  • Self-referrals are also accepted from those who are self-funding.

Cambridge IVF has provided detailed service user information and patients for the following procedures;

  • Diagnostic Semen Analysis
  • Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis
  • Semen cryopreservation

Referring patients to Cambridge IVF

We do not provide a drop-in service; patients must book an appointment to be seen. Where men live within 30 minutes of our laboratory we accept samples that have been produced at home providing an appointment has been pre-booked.

Patients can book appointments by calling 01223 349017 between the hours of 08:00 – 10:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday.  A message can be left in-between these times and we will endeavour to call the patient back within 24hours.

Patients must have a completed Cambridge IVF Referral form with them when they attend their appointment. Referral forms are available to download for the following analysis,

  • Diagnostic semen analysis
  • Post-vasectomy semen analysis
  • Semen cryopreservation

A detailed guide to the andrology service is also available to download.

Contact Information

  • Service lead: Stephen Harbottle: 01223 349014
  • Andrologist: Elisa Ferraro: 01223 349010 Option 2 (Andrology Office)
  • Cambridge IVF, Kefford House, Maris Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9LG
  • For general enquiries regarding the Andrology services offered by Cambridge IVF please contact Deborah Pammenter, Andrology Service Administrator on 01223 349017
  • For urgent fertility preservation referrals out of working hours please contact the on-call Clinical Scientist on 07702 959451.
  • Email enquiries should be directed to

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