Fertility

Complete Fertility Centre is a private fertility clinic that treats both NHS and self-funded patients, based within the Princess Anne Hospital.

Opening hours: 8am to 4pm
Contact: Victoria Ryder, embryology laboratory manager, 023 8120 8407 or victoria.ryder@uhs.nhs.uk

We are licensed and inspected by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to provide a full range of fertility treatments, including:

  • ovulation induction
  • intrauterine insemination
  • in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • frozen embryo transfers.

We currently perform around 450 cycles of IVF/ICSI and 250 frozen embryo transfers per year.

For patients who need to use donated sperm or eggs in their treatment, we recruit and screen our own egg donors and have a well established in-house sperm donor bank.

For patients about to undergo treatment for cancer, we offer a range of fertility preservation services via an urgent referral system, including sperm, eggs, embryo and ovarian tissue cryopreservation.

In addition to our fertility treatments, we also perform around 2,000 diagnostic semen analyses per year for Hampshire GPs.

Staff roles

  • Consultant embryologist
    Training route through Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) or equivalence. Doctoral level. Similar to medical consultant level in terms of clinical judgement, scientific expertise and leadership. We do not currently have a consultant embryologist role at CF.
  • Laboratory embryology manager/deputy
    Lead scientists within the department, responsible for service development, quality management in the laboratory and leadership and training, alongside responsibilities of clinical embryologist.
  • Clinical embryologist
    Responsible for day to day complex clinical activities and decision making, participation in quality management and leadership and training. Clinical scientist in the specialism of reproductive science registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Training route through Scientist Training Programme (STP)/ STP equivalence or through Association Clinical Scientists (ACS) Certificate of Attainment from Assocation Clinical Embryologists (ACE) Certificate/international training route. Master's level qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Trainee healthcare scientists
    Undertaking specialist training in clinical embryology through STP. Undergraduate degree entry level.
  • Reproductive laboratory practitioner/associate
    Participation in routine clinical, laboratory and administrative work including sample receipt and preparation, data entry, reporting results, monitoring and maintenance of lab equipment, audits. A levels/ NVQ entry level. Training available from associate to practitioner level through Practitioner Training Programme and apprenticeships.

Staff profiles

Victoria Ryder

Embryology laboratory managerVictoria Ryder

I completed my embryologist training through the old ACE and ACS route. I registered as a clinical embryologist with HCPC in 2014. Prior to that I completed a BSc in biomedical sciences and MMedSci in assisted reproduction technology. I divide my time between clinical work and management responsibilities, including training and appraisal, quality management and service development. I love my job: it’s varied, challenging and so rewarding.

Sabrina Miller

Reproductive laboratory assistantSabrina Miller

After my degree in biomedical sciences, I applied for a medical laboratory assistant role and have since worked in laboratories. Fertility has always interested me since a young age so I was thrilled to see this post and have since learnt so much about human conception.

My main roles include running a diagnostic semen analysis clinic, preparing sperm to be used in our patient’s treatment and generally assisting to complete all the tasks required to run a busy lab. I love that there is a balance between routine tasks and learning something new each day. I can start off doing admin tasks in the morning and end my day in an operating theatre on hand to collect samples that I will store in liquid nitrogen, knowing that tomorrow will be different.

Training

Since 2013, we have trained four healthcare scientists through the STP. We host cellular sciences trainees on rotation from other specialisms in the Trust for their first year reproductive science module.

We have several associate and practitioner level positions for which we provide in-house training.

Work experience and volunteering

We host a limited number of volunteers and work experience placements per year. Please direct enquiries to info@completefertility.co.uk