If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for seven days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Sperm storage

Sperm storage, often referred to as ‘sperm banking’ or ‘fertility preservation’ has been provided in Nottingham for many years, usually for patients embarking on a therapy which may render them infertile or sterile. These include:

  • Urological surgery e.g. Prostate, Bladder, Testicular Biopsy, Vasectomy
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Gender re-assignment
  • Some men also store sperm as part of a treatment for infertility, although this is not usually ‘long term’.

Requesting Sperm Banking

All patients who require sperm storage should receive the relevant patient information leaflet and must complete a series of legal consent forms before their sperm can be stored.

To qualify for NHS funded sperm banking the patient must be referred by a specialist or department, which has agreed to fund it. However, anyone can have their sperm banked and can refer themselves to the unit providing they are willing to pay.