Why is continuity of care so important?
Continuity of care is a very key factor that I believe is important in patient care, not only for fertility treatments but any treatment in any area of medicine. Developing that rapport with your doctor and having the right doctor-patient relationship helps alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety that the patients go through.
Considering the patient’s fertility journey is anything but straightforward we firmly believe as part of a patient-centric approach to providing the continuity of care.
When we say continuity of care, we offer that the patient’s get seen by the same consultant right from the first appointment from the monitoring scans appointments to their egg collection procedure, embryo transfer and up to the follow-up consultations. Even out of hours, you should be able to speak to your consultant. That gives a huge degree of reassurance.
There has been a discussion on the impact of the stress and fertility, while there is no direct associations or links, we do believe that stress at some point may affect the outcome of the treatment.
Keeping on with our commitment to deliver high success rates, we think this is one of the factors that can help improve the success rates to a certain extent while being very realistic, that yes not every patient will be able to achieve a pregnancy with a treatment at London IVF and Genetics Centre.