Founded in 1990, IVI remains focused on delivering best-in-class patient care and invests significant resources in furthering research and pioneering advances in the field, maintaining strong ties with university and academic communities.


In 26 years, the IVI Group has helped more than 160,000 dreams come true.


IVI has a worldwide reputation for innovative research and has developed and patented pioneering techniques and technologies.


97% of our patients said they would recommend IVI. We work with you at every stage of the treatment, providing support and care.


IVI is one of the largest fertility providers in the world, with 70 clinics in 13 countries.

IVI in the UK


IVI UK CEO – Mr Enda McVeigh

IVI UK CEO Mr Enda McVeigh MB BCh BAO MPhil FRCOG is an Associate Professor at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Oxford University. Mr McVeigh is a highly respected and prominent figure within the field of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine with over 25 years’ experience in research and specialising in Reproductive Medicine and Endometriosis.


Chair of the Clinical Board at IVI UK – Professor Adam Balen

Professor Adam Balen MB, BS, MD, DSc, FRCOG is Chair of the British Fertility Society, past Chair of the ESHRE Special Interest Group in Reproductive Endocrinology, a member of the WHO Global Infertility Guidelines Committee and Chair of the WHO Expert Working Group on the management of PCOS. He has special interests in reproductive endocrinology, and in particular, the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

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He is the author of 12 books, including the popular Infertility in Practice (4th edition published in 2014), and over 230 peer-reviewed papers. He lectures widely, both nationally and internationally. As Chair of the BFS, Adam has overseen the creation of two new national task forces: Fertility Preservation UK, to ensure nationwide provision for those who require fertility preservation for medical reasons and The Fertility Education Initiative, to improve the provision of education to young people about all aspects of reproductive health, including factors that may influence their future fertility. Please look at to read his blog and find out more information about Adam, his CV, details of his publications, national and international roles and TV, radio and press activities. You can also follow Adam on Twitter @BalenAdam.


Head of Nursing at IVI UK – Mrs Fiona Pringle

Mrs Fiona Pringle is Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Fertility Forum. Mrs Pringle was a founding member of the Senior Infertility Nursing Group, and has over 20 years’ experience in fertility nursing.


Executive Director at IVI UK – Mr Tony Rutherford

Mr Rutherford MB, BS, FRCOG, MRCOG is a member of the HFEA, the NICE Evidence Update Committee for Fertility and the International Advisory Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. He has over 30 years’ experience in Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and has published over 94 peer-reviewed articles, papers and book chapters. Mr Rutherford has also lectured widely both nationally and internationally.


Executive Director at IVI UK – Dr Gillian Lockwood

Dr Lockwood FRCOG, DPhil, MA (Oxon) has been the Medical Director at IVI Midland, formerly Midland Fertility, since 2000. Dr Lockwood has over 25 years’ experience specialising in Reproductive Medicine and Fertility after completing her Doctorate at the University of Oxford and becoming one of the UK’s leading experts in the field. Dr Lockwood has lectured, broadcasted and published widely on all aspects of fertility.


Medical Director of IVI Midland – Dr Radha Venkatakrishnan

The Medical Director of each established IVI UK clinic is also a member of the UK Clinical Board.

Dr Venkatakrishnan MMBS, MD, MRCOG, PGCert is the Medical Director of IVI Midland. Dr Venkatakrishnan is a Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with over twenty years’ experience in the field, and has a specialist interest in recurrent implantation failure. Dr Venkatakrishnan is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford and has published widely in academic publications, journals and book chapters.

IVI central office in Oxford

IVI has a UK Patient Support Services team with friendly staff ready to take patient enquires and book appointments for our UK clinics. The IVI team is focused on ensuring the highest standards.

IVI maintains close links with universities on a global basis. In December 2015, IVI donated £250,000 to the Oxford University Hospital Trust to fund research within fertility preservation in children with cancer. Mr Enda McVeigh (IVI UK CEO) is an Associate Professor at Oxford University Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and continues to develop research projects with this world-leading University.