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The Lister Fertility clinic at HCA at The Shard

The Lister Fertility Clinic in The Shard

The Lister Fertility Clinic is the largest fertility centre in the UK. Opened in 1988, it has since earned a reputation as one of the most successful fertility units in the country and is now available at The Shard. The Lister Fertility Clinic at HCA at The Shard offers assistance to individuals and couples seeking help with fertility problems, and prides itself on being able to assist those whose treatment has been unsuccessful elsewhere. For this reason, we operate a more flexible referral policy which makes access easier for couples with more complicated fertility problems or circumstances. Our clinic at the HCA at The Shard provides access to our expert Consultants at a highly convenient location in London.

Our philosophy

We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and on our holistic approach to investigating and treating fertility problems. We endeavour to empower our patients with the knowledge and information to enable them to be involved in their own fertility management. This in turn, makes it possible for us to tailor treatment to meet individuals’ needs. We encourage patients to discuss freely with us any anxieties or problems. We believe that this free association creates a relaxed atmosphere within the clinic, and is a contributing factor of our overall success rates. Our aim is to help couples achieve their long-awaited family, and if this is not possible, we hope that we would have helped them come to terms with their infertility.


Initial consultations and follow-up appointments are with a senior Consultant, Dr Alison Taylor, who can arrange investigations where appropriate and discuss different treatment options with patients. A semen test can be arranged with the embryologists at The Lister Hospital. An ultrasound scan is normally carried out on the day of consultation and results are discussed on the same day. Our dedicated fertility nurse performs ultrasound scanning, cycle monitoring (IVF/ICSI/IUI) and blood tests. Couples will see the same staff regularly, ensuring continuity of care and a personalised service. There is no waiting time for treatment, and patients can usually commence treatment at a time that suits them. After the cycle preparation, the egg collection, embryo transfer and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) will be carried out at The Lister Fertility Clinic in Chelsea. Counselling is available to all couples and is offered free of charge.

Success rates

We are delighted that each year, The Lister Fertility Clinic’s success rates remain well above the national average. Our latest success rates are available from The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) who, each year, publish a comparative table of data about different clinics and their success rates. The Lister Fertility Clinic has used its extensive database to create a unique Pregnancy Calculator from which couples can calculate their individual chances of success.

Patient information evenings

These are held once a month for any couples thinking about fertility treatment. We will aim to address many common questions; as well as enable couples to reach a decision about which clinic is suitable for them. If you would like to attend one of these evenings, please contact our Patient Liaison Officer, who can provide forthcoming dates and reserve a place. Tel: 020 7881 2000. Patients can self-refer, but it is sometimes helpful to receive a referral letter from a GP, this can give a clearer picture of previous medical and gynaecological history. Written referrals can be sent to: DR ALISON TAYLOR The Lister Fertility Clinic in the City Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH Tel: 020 7881 2000 Fax: 020 7259 9039 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)