The Start of
Something Wonderful

Welcome to the Beginnings Assisted Conception Unit at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals 

We are a specialised fertility clinic offering state-of-the-art fertility treatments to both NHS and self-funding patient in south west London and Surrey. 

Our mission is to help our patients start a healthy family by offering high quality, ethical, individualised fertility care. 

Please contact us for further information. Our medical experts and patient support team are always happy to answer individual queries and help you choose the treatment best suited for you. 

Fertility Treatments Offered at Beginnings

Why choose Beginnings?

The Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) at St Helier Hospital is run by a small, enthusiastic and professional team, offering a very personalised and sensitive service to couples who are having problems conceiving.

Individualized Care

At Beginnings, we focus on understanding your specific health needs and to help you decide on the best treatment options that suit your particular situation


Supportive Environment

We are determined to offer our patients the best experience in a family like environment to help them navigate the complexities of undergoing fertility treatment. We strive to create a home like environment where our patients are relaxed and empowered to express themselves. 

Comprehensive Clinical Care

Hosted in an NHS university hospital, the Beginnings ACU has strong links to various leading clinical experts across different medical specialities. This helps us to deliver comprehensive and safe care to all patients inclusively no matter how complex their medical background is.  

Seamless Care

We appreciate how complex and longwinded accessing fertility treatments can be. We designed our care pathway to help patients start their desired fertility treatment asap while minimizing unnecessary delays. Our average time from referral to start of treatment is 4 weeks!

Our success rates are consistent with the national average and we are committed to continuous improvement in order to provide the best services for you.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) compare success rates for every licensed clinic in the UK to the national average. Information on success rates is of limited value in comparing centres and choosing where to seek treatment. Find out more about fertility clinic success rates and advice on choosing a clinic on the HFEA website.

Useful Fertility Tools

Check Your
Due Date

Due Date Predictor

Check Your Predicted
Pre-IVF Pregnancy Success Rate

Success Rate Calculator

This predictor gives the probability of pregnancy after the first IVF treatment, the probability increases exponentially with each session.

Meet Our Team

At Beginnings, we are a small, friendly team, who fully embrace the NHS constitution of putting patients at the forefront of everything we do. We focus on delivering high quality, patient centred care and we strive to create a welcoming, warm, family like environment

Carolyn Croucher


Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a specialist in Reproductive Medicine - Lead for fertility and Person Responsible.

Krithiga IIangovan


Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in fertility and assisted conception.

Bassel H. Al Wattar


Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - RCOG accredited Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine - BMS certified Menopause Specialist

Christina Ding


Consultant Gynaecologist and sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine with interest in Minimal Access Surgery.

Dorothea Saragli


Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with interest in Reproductive Medicine and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

What do our patients Say?

Thank you Beginnings for making our dream come true.!
Photo from behind of a teddy bear in nappy with arm around human baby
IVF Patient
This is a testimony to what an outstanding place Beginnings ACU is.
Close-up of baby feet held in mother's hand
O and G
IVF Patient
Everyone at Beginnings was honest, caring, kind, pragmatic and knowledgeable. The ACU team knew what needed doing and got it done. We'd choose Beginnings again in a heartbeat
Baby resting chin on smiling father's shoulder
J and D

Get In Touch

To make an appointment with one of our doctors:


Beginnings Assisted Conception Unit Block E, St Helier Hospital NHS Trust Wrythe Lane Carshalton Surrey, London


Patient pathway coordinator:
+44 208 296 3861
Reception: +44 208 296 3860
Fertility nurses:
+44 20 8296 3862

Working Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 -16:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00 (Limited Embryology)

Beginnings Assisted Conception Unit
Block E, St Helier Hospital NHS Trust
Wrythe Lane

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