GP Resources

Waterstone Clinic fertility treatments are backed by almost twenty years of experience in fertility. We deliver personalised services to the highest possible standards. Our medical experts and experienced clinical team will be there to support your patients every step of the way.

You can refer your patient to Waterstone Clinic using our online form – you will be sent a copy for your records.


Fertility in General Practice

Our Quick Reference Guide to Fertility Consultations can be found here.

Note: Approx 84% of couples will conceive within one year if they have regular unprotected intercourse. About 50% of those who do not conceive in the first year will do so in the second year, giving a cumulative pregnancy rate of 92% over two years (NICE, 2013).

A number of investigations can be performed at Primary Care level in advance of a fertility consultation. Please see Investigations section in GP Resources.

When To Refer to Our Fertility Clinic

Refer if the female partner is under 35 years of age and the couple have been trying for more than 1 year.

Refer if the female partner is over 35 years of age and the couple have been trying for more than 6 months.

Immediate referral should be considered for the couple where the following circumstances apply:

Female partner:

  • ≥ 40 years of age
  • High FSH >10
  • Evidence of cycle shortening
  • AMH < 15 pmols/lt
  • Family history of early menopause
  • History of recurrent miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
  • History of gynaecological conditions (including PCOS, PID, endometriosis, fibroids, irregular periods)
  • History of abdominal surgery (previous caesarean section, hernia repair)
  • Treatment for cancer

Male partner:

  • Abnormal semen analysis results
  • History of undescended testes
  • History of mumps
  • History of vasectomy
  • Treatment for cancer

How to refer?

Referral letters should include as much information as possible with relevant gynaecological, reproductive, medical and social history. Please include patient phone contact details for ease of communication.

Once a referral is received, staff will contact the patient with an appointment date and time. We usually suggest 4-6 weeks to allow time for blood tests to be processed and semen analysis to take place.

Should you have queries please contact us.


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