The clinic is open

We're open for you. We're safe for you. We're here for you.

The clinic is open

We're open for you. We're safe for you. We're here for you.

An update from our Clinical Director, James Nicopoullos

6th January 2021


Happy New Year to all and let’s hope 2021 gives us the health, hope and calm that we so lacked in 2020. The vaccine program finally gives us an end in sight to this horrible period for all of us.

Until then it remains imperative that everyone remains safe and well whilst the new Covid variant is brought under control with the newest lockdown measures.

Our team at Lister Fertility Clinic  have received many enquiries from patients who are understandably anxious about whether another lockdown will affect access to fertility treatment. Because of this, we thought it useful to respond to try and ease any worries and concerns.

Following the first wave, all units were required by the HFEA to put stringent safety measures in place to reapply for their licenses, reopen and provide treatments that we have safely and successfully since May. At present there is no indication from the HFEA that this will change.

These processes to protect both patients and staff were guided by professional bodies, our regulator, NHS guidance and in our case, particularly stringent safety measures already in place across our hospital group. They included triage and pre-treatment testing, mandatory PPE use, use of protective barriers, a complete reworking of processes to minimise numbers in clinic at any time, regular testing and now vaccination of staff; all of these measures remain under constant review.

Whilst these measures continue to ensure your safety, we are all acutely aware of the pressure on the NHS and have already offered support and services where possible and are increasingly mindful of avoiding adding any workload to them from our treatments.

I’m sure these sentiments will be echoed by my colleagues in other clinics with whom we have worked so well and collaboratively in this difficult time.


We’re open for you. We’re safe for you. We’re here for you.


James Nicopoullos

Clinical Director, Lister Fertility Clinic


To Book An Appointment

To book an appointment to see a Consultant or more advice please email or call the clinic via the details below.


Phone: 020 7881 2000


Free IVF Virtual Open Evenings

While we continue to comply with Government recommendation regarding social distancing, all scheduled Open Evenings will be held as Online Virtual Open Evenings via Webinar. These will remain an opportunity to meet us online and have your questions about fertility treatment answered.

One of our fertility specialists will present information on the fertility treatment options available at The Lister Fertility Clinic and an overview of the IVF process itself. Attendees will also have the ability to submit questions live and have them answered by our specialists.

These events are intended for individuals or couples who are contemplating fertility treatment and can help you to decide where to have your treatment.

For more information click here.