HCA begins two new fertility clinics

Two new fertility outpatient clinics have been opened by Lister Fertility Clinic, part of HCA Healthcare UK.

They have been launched at the Beaconsfield Clinic in Bucking­hamshire and HCA’s The Portland Hospital in central London in response to increased demand for fertility treatment.

Mr Rehan Salim

The Lister Fertility Clinic has seen over 20,000 babies born since opening its doors in 1988 and performs approximately 2,400 fresh cycles of IVF each year.

A spokesperson said it is hoped that the new satellite clinics will make it easier for patients living across London and in areas outside of the capital, including Buckinghamshire and Oxford­shire, to access ‘world-leading services and the best medical minds in fertility’.

Services available include initial and follow-up fertility and gynaecology consultations, scans, ovu­lation induction, cycle monitoring, intrauterine insemination, frozen embryo transfer cycles and blood tests. Chelsea-based Lister Fertility Clinic remains the primary licensed centre for egg retrieval and embryo transfer.

At The Portland Hospital, the clinic will be led by consultant gynaecologist Mr Rehan Salim, who is joining after over 20 years’ experience in the NHS. 

He said: ‘There is growing demand for fertility services within central London and so the new outpatient clinic at The Portland Hospital offers a hugely exciting opportunity to reach a new pool of patients and further extend the expertise of Lister Fertility Clinic.’

Leading the Beaconsfield Clinic at the private GP practice Dr Now is consultant gynaecologist Mr Neale Watson (right). He said patients would find their fertility experience much easier as they would not have to travel so far for appointments and treatment.