Fertility Consents

ACU, Ninewells will soon be replacing traditional paper-based consenting with a digital consenting system. Fertility Consent is a secure online platform that enables patients to remotely access the relevant medical and legal information to provide informed consent and digitally sign consent forms for their fertility treatment, thus eliminating the need for paper information leaflets and consent forms.  Fertility Consent provides a complete library of Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) consent forms and individual clinic consent forms that are automatically allocated to each patient and partner according to their treatment and personal circumstances. The platform also provides a library of materials and easy-to-understand videos that explain each fertility treatment and HFEA form in a clear and engaging way. 

We will be introducing this for all new patients over the coming weeks and for return patients as we progress.  To enable us to provide this service we require up to date contact numbers for all patients, if you have been recently referred or are due to have an appointment with the ACU, Ninewells soon please contact us to provide us with up to date contact details for each partner on 01382 496475 or alternatively email tay.acusecretarial@nhs.scot 

We have contracts with various health boards and if your health board is funding your treatment as you meet all of the NHS criteria at our Unit, you are normally entitled to three cycles of treatment including drugs.

For those who are funding their own treatment, costs from 1st January 2016 are:

  • ICSI – £3375 (not including drug cost)
  • IVF – £3185 (not including drug cost)
  • Surgical Sperm Retrieval – £615
  • Transfer of Frozen Embryos – £962 (natural cycle) / £1062 (cycle using drugs)

Costs include initial consultation and all relevant tests, scans, anaesthesia, embryo transfer and subsequent follow-up. Drugs are provided as a “package” costing £760 - £960 for 30 - 50 (75 IU) ampoules of gonadotrophin injections. You will be charged a further £10 per 75 IU required over this amount.  If additional drugs are used, these will be billed for following your treatment.

You will be sent an invoice and this must be paid before treatment starts. Payment can be made by cheque, cash, credit or debit card via our accounts payable department.  Please note no payments can be made through the Assisted Conception Unit and all payments must be paid through our Finance team.  

If treatment has to be abandoned before the stage of egg retrieval, the cost of treatment will either be refunded or carried forward to another cycle; the cost of drugs, however, cannot be refunded.

Please note our tariff may change soon and this page will be updated in due course.