Coronavirus update for fertility patients

Due to rising cases of Covid-19 in the capital, we have closed most services at the Wolfson Fertility Clinic temporarily. We are continually monitoring this situation – please continue to visit our website for the most up to date information.

If you are affected by this decision, we will contact you by phone or email.

All patients who are on a cancer pathway will continue their treatment.

If you are mid-IVF cycle a member of our team will contact by phone or email to discuss when your treatment can resume.

If you have any questions please call 020 3313 4411 to speak with a member of the team or email 

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


  • 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 April 2018 to September 2018.

Fresh embryo transfer: ICSI


 Wolfson fertility centre rate

 National rate

 Under 38



 38 and over



Fresh embryo transfer: IVF


Wolfson fertility centre rate

National rate

Under 38



38 and over



Frozen embryo transfer


Wolfson fertility centre rate

National rate

Under 40



40 and over




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

Open evenings

We strongly encourage anyone who is considering IVF treatment at our Trust to attend one of our open evenings. 

Open evenings are held on the first Monday of every month at 18.00 in the Wolfson Fertility Centre. Please email to book a place.

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.


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.