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Janessa in office talking to patient

Initial Consultation 

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions please be aware that this is currently a telephone appointment. The number is displayed either as 'withheld' or '0870'. The time of your appointment is an approximate time at which you will be called and you should allow 30 minutes either side of that time. The medical professional contacting you will make 3 attempts to do so before moving to the next patient. If you fail to answer you will then be placed back on the waiting list.

Full medical and surgical histories are taken. The most suitable treatment will be discussed and further investigations, if required, will be requested or carried out. Height and weight of both partners will be measured and a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated.

Men are usually asked to produce a semen sample prior to the consultation. Sperm count, motility, morphology and any relevant history are all considered. While the semen evaluation will give an indication of which treatment is most suitable, the consultant will make a final decision based on both patients' test results. The treatment offered may change at any time, however we do our best to support and counsel patients on this.

You will have received in the post legal consent forms to read through and bring back to your plan appointment. Please do not try and complete these at home.  Please make a note of any questions you have regarding the consent forms and bring these to your plan appointment.

Plan Appointment

For NHS patients this appointment will be with either a nurse or consultant.

The clinic staff will talk to you about your treatment and ensure all the necessary paperwork is in place before giving you information about what to do next. 

Informed consent from both partners is required before starting any treatment. Legal documents are signed to confirm that informed consent has been given for the treatment being provided. Some treatments require more consent forms than others. Please ask any questions before signing the consent forms.