Why refer your patients to the Agora?
Please follow the guide below and complete the online form, or if you prefer download the form and email it back to us.
Once we have received your referral, one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.
Guide for oncologists
A step by step guide for oncologists to use when referring their patients for fertility preservation to the Agora.
Guide for oncologists referring patients for fertility preservation
By following these steps, it will ensure a rapid access to The Agora which will enable the patient to be seen for consultation with a fertility specialist within 24 hours.
This allows the patient’s cancer treatment to commence with as little disruption as possible by ensuring that their fertility preservation is completed effectively.
Raise the discussion of fertility preservation with your patient and highlight that there are options available and that it may not delay their cancer treatment.
Give the patient suitable information leaflets
Discuss eleigibility criteria for NHS funding for subsequent fertility treatment e.g. IVF
(i.e. if they have had children already, they can freeze but may not have IVF funded)
Contact CCG regarding funding
** this nust be confirmed before completing referral **
Arrange for your patient to have bloods taken for serology and email the results to the Agora
Fill out the referral form and email it to the Agora
NB we will be unable to arrrange a doctors consultation for your patient until we have received:
- Serology results
- Referral form
- Rapid authorisation from the CCG funding treatment
We will then contact your patient to arrange an initial consultation with the doctor with 24 hours from referral (72 hours if referred on a Friday).