Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation is now an essential treatment preserving the hopes of starting of a family for many patients in need. At Beginnings, we recognise the significance of this need and strive to deliver high quality, efficiently, and timely fertility preservation services.

We proudly provide comprehensive fertility preservation services catering to both women and men, ensuring that individuals can safeguard their reproductive potential for various compelling reasons. As the main NHS fertility center specialising in fertility preservation in the vibrant region of south west London, we are dedicated to offering accessible and exceptional care in this specialised field.
Our commitment to fertility preservation stems from a deep understanding of the diverse circumstances that may jeopardise an individual's ability to conceive in the future. Whether it's the potential impact of medical treatments, certain surgical procedures, hormone therapies, or underlying health conditions, we believe in empowering our patients with options to protect their reproductive capabilities.
For women, our comprehensive range of fertility preservation techniques includes state-of-the-art services such as egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation). Through these advanced procedures, we enable women to preserve their eggs ensuring that their hopes for biological parenthood can be realized even in the face of potential fertility challenges.

Men, too, can benefit from our exceptional fertility preservation offerings. With our advanced sperm freezing (sperm cryopreservation) techniques, we empower men to safeguard their sperm for future use. Whether it's cancer treatments, surgeries, or other circumstances impacting fertility, our services provide a reliable solution to protect their reproductive potential and enable the realization of their parenthood aspirations.
What sets Beginnigns apart is our status as the sole NHS fertility center providing fertility preservation services in the vibrant landscape of south London. We take immense pride in this distinction and the trust bestowed upon us by the community. Our dedicated team of experienced specialists, state-of-the-art facilities, and a patient-centric approach ensure that individuals seeking fertility preservation receive compassionate, accessible, and high-quality care.
We understand that fertility preservation decisions are time-sensitive and deeply personal. Therefore, we encourage you to reach out to our compassionate team of reproductive specialists, who will guide you through the entire process, answer your questions, and address any concerns you may have. Together, we will navigate the path towards preserving your fertility and realising your dreams of parenthood.
Take the first step towards securing your reproductive future by choosing our esteemed center as your trusted partner in this journey.

Treatment Funding

NHS-funded treatment

The  integrated care board (ICB), where your GP is based, is responsible for your NHS healthcare costs. Each ICB receives limited funds from central government, which means that it has to set its own priorities. Some ICBs do fund IVF, but usually to a limited extent. Others do not fund IVF at all. ICBs set their own criteria for treatment to which the assisted conception unit at St Helier Hospital must adhere. If you live within the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth area and are registered with a GP, you may be eligible for NHS-funded treatment, provided you meet their eligibility criteria.

Self-funded treatment

You may wish to fund your own treatment if your ICB does not fund IVF, or if you do not wish to wait for funding, or if you are not eligible for NHS funding.

We describe the treatment as ‘self-funded’ rather than ‘private’ because the treatment is exactly the same as for patients funded by the NHS.

The charges we make are non-profit-making: they are only to cover treatment cost. All income from self-funded patients is invested back into the NHS IVF programme.

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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