New IVF clinic for people living in Plymouth, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – Plymouth Live

A new IVF clinic is due to open in Plymouth in the coming months.

In April 2020, IVFservices will be transferred from Derriford Hospital to a 2.5M purpose-built centre.

The centre, which will provide treatment for people living in Plymouth, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, will be run from a bespoke new building close to the hospital, on the Plymouth International Business Park.

The current provider, University Hospitals Plymouth, gave notice in August 2019 that it no longer intended to provide fertility services that require a licence from the regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

These services includeIVFtreatment, storage of embryos, sperm and eggs, male fertility testing and sperm preparation.

NHS clinical commissioning groups buy these services on behalf of the local population.

Following a procurement process, NHS Devon and NHS Kernow CCGs have appointed CRGW Plymouth as the new provider.

Jo Turl, director of commissioning at NHS Devon CCG said: Fertility services for NHS patients in the new clinic will continue to be provided to the high standards required both by this contract and the licence regulations imposed by the regulator, the HFEA.

We will continue to work with the new provider, NHS partners and the regulator, to ensure that people are kept informed and reassured that they will continue to be cared for by their existing NHS team.

GP referrals will not change and the new provider will continue to provide full access to these NHS services in Plymouth.

All those receiving treatment will be cared for by the same specialist team currently working in the Ocean Suite at Derriford Hospital.

Staff at Derriford Hospital will continue to provide outpatient services for people with recurrent miscarriage and specialist endocrinology clinics.

The transfer and storage of eggs, sperm and embryos is undertaken under strict HFEA rules. During the transfer of services, NHS teams will work with CRGW Plymouth to minimise any disruption and maintain the usual high quality service.

Anyone currently undergoingIVFtreatment at the hospital will not be affected.

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