Our Assisted Conception Unit has been providing a high standard of care to couples and individuals with fertility problems for over 30 years. As part of an NHS teaching hospital, we are able to offer a full range of fertility investigations and treatments for both NHS funded and self-funded patients, tailored to meet your individual needs.

Our friendly and experienced team is dedicated to helping you through every step of your fertility journey.

Nurses and Care Support Workers
Our team of doctors at the IVF Unit will be responsible for initial investigations and formulating a treatment plan based on your individual circumstances.
They will also oversee your treatment and make adjustments where necessary.
Our experienced nurses and care support workers are trained to the highest standard and are dedicated to caring for.
They will meet you to explain your treatment at your nurse discussion appointment and co-ordinate your treatment at all stages thereafter. Between the nurses and care support workers, they will also carry out scans and blood tests, dispense drugs and look after you during your egg collection and embryo transfer. They will provide help, information and support throughout your treatment journey.
Our team of experienced and highly skilled scientists will play a vital part in your treatment. They will be responsible for testing, handling and processing your eggs, sperm and embryos during your investigations and treatment, and for freezing and storage of your samples.
They will also carry out complex manipulation of your eggs and sperm to achieve fertilisation in the laboratory through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) or Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
Patient care includes the provision of a confidential and supportive fertility counselling service. Our counsellors, who are members of the British Infertility Counselling Association, are experienced and committed to your care.
If you wish to see one of our Counsellors before you embark on treatment or at any time during or after treatment, please ask a member of the team when you are here, or phone 0131 242 2450.
Administration Staff
Our friendly team of reception and administration staff take pride in their professionalism and approachability. They play an important role in ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Unit.
They ensure patients’ records are updated and available for clinics, deal with telephone enquiries promptly, sensitively and efficiently and aim to provide an immediate response. They also ensure all correspondence letters are sent to relevant parties.

Last Reviewed: 08/01/2016