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Fertility unit

Our aim is to try to achieve a pregnancy for as many couples as possible. We also offer support to unsuccessful couples going through to the next stage, i.e. attempting IVF, adoption or starting to come to terms with childlessness.

Both NHS and private patients are seen in the unit, which is open 7 days a week.


  • Semen analysis – fertility & post vasectomy
  • follicle tracking
  • post coital testing
  • intrauterine insemination
  • implication counselling
  • satellite IVF service

Referrals are usually from GPs or consultants within the Trust.

IVF patients are reminded to bring a completed questionnaire to their first appointment.

Service updates for COVID-19

The Fertility Unit is currently closed as the Trust responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of recommendations from British Government, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) and  British fertility Society (BFS) it is proposed that fertility services at Royal Derby Hospital resume in a safe, fair and transparent manner.

The safety of patients and staff will be the guiding factor and we will need to be approved by the HFEA as a safe centre. This will take some organisation and steps have already begun.

There will be a gradual introduction of services and patients will be contacted by the hospital in regards to their treatment.

Telephone clinics have begun and we hope to reach all follow up patients whose clinic appointment had been cancelled within the next few weeks.

Please bear with us during this time. More information will be placed on the website as it becomes available.

Contact and find us


Maternity & Gynaecology, Level 1
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

Nearest entrance: 20
Nearest car park: 6

Telephone: 01332 785 643