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Patient Pledge

Newcastle Fertility Centre has joined the "Patient Pledge". We will be holding Support group meetings every 1-2 months. For more information please contact the Newcastle Fertility Centre. You can find more information here about FertilityNetworkUK.

Some of our successes


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"I've recently been through IVF at Life and at 23 years old I was quite nervous and the team were amazing and were there for us every step of the way!! I now have a beautiful 4 mionth old baby girl and I'm due to return on Friday to discuss using my frozen embryos I'm deeply grateful for all they have done for us and I'm far too excited to return!!" Posted on 20th April 2014 on NHS Choices

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"I would just like to say I would highly recomment this clinic, I started treatment Sept 2013 and I was so nervous, did not have a clue what to expect with all the IVF medications etc. After getting to know the team and the nurses here it felt like all of my worries went away, they are lovely and caring and support you all the way. All through my treatment I was reassured all the time, I was unsuccesful this time but I am looking forward to returning in the near future". NHS Choices, posted 03 May 2014

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Newcastle Fertility Centre

Newcastle Fertility Centre


Following the government Covid-19 lockdown it has recently been announced that from the 11th of May 2020, Fertility Centres will be able to apply to the regulators for permission to start treating patients again. We are keen to start at the earliest opportunity and are currently putting processes in place to protect both patients and staff. We will be contacting those of you whose treatment or appointment was postponed due to the lockdown over the next few weeks to reschedule and get you back onto a pathway.

Please be aware that we cannot open on 11th May and that when we do open it will have to be in a stagewise manner.  We will not be able to work at full capacity for some time to come.  There will inevitably therefore still be some delays.  We will be running with some modified protocols to try to reduce visits and keep those delays to a minimum.  We will let you know if those changes affect you.

Knowing how disappointing and concerning it is to you, our patients, at whatever stage of your fertility pathway you are we have ensured that phone call queries have been prioritised and we hope that all of you looking for support have received it even though we cannot immediately resolve the frustration.

Please make use of the local support group (Fertility Network UK) who have been especially active over this period and would be pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to be involved (

Importantly we continue to accept referrals for fertility preservation where urgent medical care may affect fertility.

We continue to undertake phone call appointments for fertility clinic reviews.

Rest assured there are appropriate staff available to ensure the safe continued storage of all the embryos and gametes that we have in the department.

We are unable to undertake fertility investigations currently including sperm tests, blood tests, tubal patency testing.  No surgical procedures are being undertaken.

For those who have appointments or treatments suspended we will be contacting you to reschedule as we re-open in due course.  For those awaiting referrals through their GPs, when clinics are re-opened appointments will be made available through the choose-and-book system as usual.  It is likely however than some appointments will be phone-calls or video-calls in the first instance rather than face-to-face and the service will be running at a reduced rate while social distancing remains a recommendation.

There are large amounts of information out in the community regarding COVID-19 and the coronavirus in relation to pregnancy and fertility and also disquiet about the inequity for fertility patients.  Not all of it is accurate.  Below are a few resources that you may find helpful but remember that we are learning new things about the virus and its effects all the time and guidance is being updated frequently.

We have been very grateful for the understanding of our patients during this time and the support we have received from you.  We have not forgotten about you and we want you to know that your care is our priority and we are working hard to work out how to open the clinic safely and efficiently when government restrictions are being lifted and when we are allowed to do so by the regulator.  We are aware that some may not wish to contemplate treatment in the early stages of lockdown release but do still talk to us so that we can help to fulfil your plans.

We hope that you have been able to keep safe during this time and wish you all very well.

Dr Jane Stewart (Head of Department)

Welcome to the Newcastle Fertility Centre

Newcastle Fertility Centre was established in 1991 and was the first centre in the North East to provide IVF treatment and support for patients that have fertility related problems. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide state-of-the-art treatments using our highly skilled clinical and embryology staff. We have also gained the reputation for pioneering new technologies that have been adopted internationally.

Most couples attending the Newcastle Fertility Centre can be seen as NHS patients. A fee paying service is also available for those who are not eligible for NHS funded treatment.

Our staff and services


Treatments offered
Newcastle Fertility Centre provides a range of treatments and diagnostic tests for male and female patients with fertility problems. As well as performing IVF treatment to couples with fertility problems, we also perform a range specialty services such as surgical sperm retrievals, fertility preservation and a young person's clinic. We are also one of only two centres in Europe that provides PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) for patients with mitochondrial disease. You can find out more about our range of treatments.
Meet the team
We have a range of highly qualified staff to suit your particular treatment needs. As well as performing routine infertility treatment, some of our specialised staff can treat patients with specific needs. Find out more on our Meet the Team page.
Success rates
We take our results very seriously and continuously monitor our performance. All our results are reviewed monthly to ensure we continue to deliver good results consistently. You can find out more about our success rates.
Private service
Unfortunately not all patients are eligible for treatment funded by the NHS. This is decided by your GP Commissioning Group, but we will be able to tell you whether you are eligible for NHS-funded treatment. To help those who are not eligible, we provide a fee-paying service. You can see our current prices.
Developing treatment and technologies (research)
We have an active world-class research program focussed on providing new and effective treatments for patients with fertility problems. Our research program is currently funded by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and the National Institute of Health Research. Find out more about our research.
Sperm and egg donation
We are always looking for sperm and egg donors to help infertile couples. You can find out more about sperm and egg donation


Support services

We recognise the stress that infertility causes couples. We have trained experienced infertility counsellors within the Centre and also provide an independent counselling service for anyone who requests it. The patient self-help group, HOPE, is an active local group and we would be happy to put you in touch with them.

Contact us

  • Address: Newcastle Fertility Centre, Biomedicine West Wing, International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP, UK
  • Tel: 0191 213 8213    
  • Fax: 0191 213 8214
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