About us

About CARE Fertility

CARE was founded in 1997 by Dr Simon Fishel, Dr Ken Dowell and Dr Simon Thornton to provide fertility services to private and NHS patients. Since then we have helped thousands of couples and we are now the UK's leading independent provider of assisted conception cycles, around 3,500 annually.

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Our results are among the best in the country. We have been a consistently high performer in the HFEA Patient Guide and in the ‘top ten’ since data has been collected. Dr Foster's Guide to Infertility Clinics gives CARE special mention for ‘consistently high performance’.

We are a unique organisation. Not only are we a group of fertility clinics but the largest integrated team of specialists dedicated solely to fertility management and assisted reproduction.

We don't do anything else. All of our considerable experience and resources are exclusively devoted to helping infertile patients to have children. Not only do we provide the complete range of fertility treatments, we also offer screening procedures such as Array CGH, and Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis. Patients also have access to our Reproductive Immunology Programme. We are also involved in research programmes with institutions worldwide.

Please browse our website, you can find out more about what makes CARE unique – our experience, our aims, our people, our range of treatments and our results.

By coming to CARE, you are placing your trust in us. And it's not just in our medical and technical skills, but in our understanding of your emotional as well as your physical needs. It is a responsibility we don't take lightly. ALL of our staff are committed to your wellbeing. We understand the emotional intensity of trying to have a child and we will support you with guidance and counselling every step of the way. Nobody has more experience. Nobody is more dedicated or discreet.

Becoming a CARE Fertility patient

To find out how to arrange an appointment at CARE Fertility, please visit our referral information page

CARE Fertility referral information

IVF success rates high at all CARE Fertility clinics

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We'll always do everything we can to help you achieve your goal. At CARE our investigations are individual to each patient, ensuring that IVF treatment plans are always tailored to give everyone the very best chance of having a baby

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World First at CARE - Fertility test which could double the success of IVF - Array CGH

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A new method of screening chromosomes in eggs, Array CGH, which can double your chance of pregnancy, is available at CARE Fertility Manchester and CARE Fertility Nottingham

Array CGH details

CARE Egg Freezing Vodcast

CARE egg freezing vodcast including an interview with Simon Fishel.

Vodcast

Donor Sperm availability

Thanks to our group of wonderful sperm donors, and the efforts of our dedicated embryology team, CARE Fertility currently have a strong donor sperm bank with sufficient supplies available to meet the treatment needs of our patients. Please contact your local CARE Fertility clinic

Treatment using donor sperm

Egg Freezing, thinking ahead

Egg freezing offers you the choice to preserve your fertility. A new, more efficient method of egg freezing, The EVES (Egg Vitrification Egg Storage) technique, is now available through CARE.

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Latest CARE Fertility News Items

IVF news items from CARE Fertility

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CARE Fertility Pioneering Firsts

1978 - World's first IVF baby

1981 - First male factor patient treated

1982 - World's first baby delivered after intrauterine sperm/egg transfer

1984 - World's first baby from blastocyst transfer

1990 - World's first baby born after micro-injection

1992 - Britain's first SUZI treatment baby

1992 - Britain's first "sugar drop" frozen embryo baby

1996 - World's first testicular spermatid baby

2007 - Europe's first baby born following embryo screening using Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH)

2009 - Birth of World's First baby following array CGH screening

2010 - UK's first baby born through PGD for HLA tissue matching

2010 - Blastocyst Chromosome Screening - UK's first baby born

2010 - First multi-factorial genetic chromosome tissue typing and translocation analysis of embryos in an IVF cycle

2010 - First UK based total treatment cycle for PGD and HLA Tissue Matching - Fanconi Anaemia

2011 - First UK pregnancy following use of an Embryoscope

All CARE Fertility Pioneering Firsts

eBrochures

You can download an eBrochure for any CARE Fertility clinic - London, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, Sheffield or Dublin

CARE eBrochures

IVF Success Stories

'CARE are absolutely fantastic'

Patient Stories


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