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 

Primary or premature ovarian failure has been estimated to occur in approximately 1% of women. For such women their only hope of a pregnancy lies in the use of eggs donated by a healthy female volunteer.  This technique may also apply to women whose ovaries have been removed, or where there is a risk of passing on some genetic disorder by her own eggs and may also be advised for couples with repeated failed IVF cycles. The current waiting time is over24 months; during this time you will receive implications counselling and be matched with a suitable donor. For further information see our information leaflet IVF Using Donor Oocytes.   

We also provide egg sharing. For further information see the Information for Egg Share Donors and Information for Egg Share Recipients.  

Our continuing pregnancy rate for the year ending 31st December 2017 for treatment using donated eggs was 65% (11 pregnancies from 17 cycles started).