Wolfson Fertility Centre at Hammersmith Hospital

The Wolfson Fertility Centre, established by Professor Lord Robert Winston in 1982, provides one of the first and largest fertility services in the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of fertility options including in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and reproductive surgery. Since the Centre opened we have been at the cutting edge of reproductive medicine and fertility treatments, having been the first to perform many of the treatments that are now standard across the world, such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Our close association with Imperial College London allows us to offer our patients pioneering treatments and technology.  

Our services are available for NHS patients as well as those who are self-funding their IVF treatment. We work closely with colleagues in other specialties at the Trust and our range of specialist fertility services includes treatment for medically complex cases and fertility preservation prior to chemotherapy.

The service is led by Mr Rehan Salim, consultant gynaecologist and head of reproductive medicine, and supported by consultants, Miss Lisa Webber, Miss Monica Mittal and Mr Raj Rai. The doctors are internationally renowned in their field.

If you are considering IVF treatment at the Wolfson Fertility Centre, we invite you to attend one of our open evenings to find out more about our service.



Our service cares for people who are trying to conceive children. We offer the following services:

Diagnostic tests

  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnoses (PGD)
  • Hormone profile (complete endocrine assessment)
  • Ultrasound (including 3D)
  • Saline sonography
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (HyCoSy)
  • Semen analysis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy

Treatments

  • Ovulation induction (clomiphene and gonadotropin) 
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) 
  • In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) 
  • Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Testicular sperm extraction (TESE) 
  • Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) 
  • Reproductive surgery (including fibroids, endometriosis, Asherman's syndrome, tubal surgery)

Fertility preservation

We provide a rapid access fertility preservation service for men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer. We see patients quickly to ensure their cancer treatment is not delayed.

Counselling service

We have a dedicated counsellor within the IVF service for people undergoing fertility diagnosis and treatment. Our counsellor is a senior member of the British Infertility Counselling Association and can support you during your IVF treatment.

IVF success rates

We are proud of our consistent success rates, and we will treat all patients regardless of the complexity of their fertility problems.

The following statistics relate to the period January 2019 to June 2019.

Wolfson fertility centre pregnancies per embryo transfer between January - June 2019  

 Age

Fresh embryo’s - IVF and ICSI %

  Frozen embryos - IVF and ICSI %

Under 35  47 44 

36- 38

41

37

 38 - 40

28

49

40+  21  33 

National average pregnancies between January - June 2019 

Age

 Fresh embryo’s - IVF and ICSI %

 Frozen embryos - IVF and ICSI

Under 35

36

39

35 - 37

31

35

38-40 26  29
40-42  18  22
43-44   7  14
over 44   2  11
 All ages 30   35

If you would like further information about our success rates please contact us. 

Self-funding your IVF treatment

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for IVF treatment on the NHS, you may wish to explore the option of self-funding your fertility treatment. For more information on self-funding your IVF at the Wolfson Fertility Centre, visit the Imperial Private Healthcare website.

Education

Clinical fellowships and research fellowships are available, as well as short-term training opportunities. If you are interested in an elective placement with our service, please call 020 8383 2372.