A new member of the Oxford Fertility Clinical team

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ed Coats has joined the Oxford Fertility Clinical team and will be overseeing the Milton Keynes Satellite Clinic.


Mr Edward Coats MBBS MD MRCOG BSc (Hons) LLM DFRSH

Ed has degrees in Medicine and Human & Aerospace Physiology from the University of London and has completed a Medical Law degree. He undertook specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the South-West of England and completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Nottingham. He has won national and international awards, is widely published and is regularly asked to write for books on fertility.

A dad to three, former GB track and field decathlete, Ed, is also a part-time adventurer when the opportunity arises. He was chosen to join James Cracknell and Ben Fogle on the race to the South Pole, for BBC-2’s ‘On Thin Ice’, jointly led a ski expedition to the Geographic North Pole for Channel 5’s ‘North Pole Ice Airport’, has swam the English Channel and has completed various adventure races including the Original Mountain Marathon.  Ed also jointly led a series of ‘Extreme classroom’ projects ‘The Coldest Classroom on Earth’ and ‘The Hottest Classroom on Earth’ for BBC World.

Ed has been an Ambassador for The Wellbeing of Women Charity for over 10 years. A UK charity, it invests in pioneering research to help find cures and develops new tests and treatments that will save and change the lives of women, girls and babies.

Covid changes to our satellite service

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our patients and staff we have adapted how we operate the service and now offer friendly Covid appointments as follows:

  • All our Doctors consultations are done virtually either via Teams or telephone and these can be booked by contacting the patient support team on 01908 018 389 or
  • All your consent forms are on an online consent platform and can be completed in the comfort of your own home
  • Nurse planning appointments are done virtually via Teams and can be booked by contacting the patient support team on 01908 018 389 or
  • Scans and bloods can be booked with our expert sonographers at our sister clinic Ultrasound Direct in Stony Stratford or at the main clinic in Oxford for the time being depending on availability. These can be booked by contacting the patient support team on 01908 018 389 or
  • Counselling appointments can also be done via Teams and telephone. These can be booked by contacting the patient support team on 01908 018 389 or

All patients will have to attend Oxford for their egg collection and embryo transfer appointment. Some patients may also require additional procedures (e.g. cyst aspiration, sperm freeze, surgical sperm retrieval) which can only be done at the main unit in Oxford.

Where is Ultrasound Direct?

Ultrasound Direct
The Old Coach House
2A New Street
Stony Stratford
MK11 1BW

Where is Oxford Fertility?

Oxford Fertility is located in a state of the art facility, close to all major transport routes and with excellent free parking.

Oxford Fertility
8000 Alec Issigonis Way
Oxford Business Park North

Who can use the satellite?

The satellite is available to all patients, both NHS and self-funding, who are concerned about their fertility and wish to seek advice about options, tests and IVF. Patients currently undergoing fresh IVF or frozen embryo replacement cycles can also use the satellite service for scans and blood test appointments.

How will using the satellite affect my treatment?

The aim of the satellite service is to make treatment more convenient for you. Our Milton Keynes satellite is staffed by a highly experienced team who offer an excellent standard of care. Appointments are conducted in line with Oxford Fertility’s protocols and all scan and blood test results are sent to the main unit so the decisions made about your treatment, and your chances of success, are the same whether you choose to have your appointments in Milton Keynes or Oxford.

How can I make an appointment?

Appointments can be booked by contacting our Patient Services Team in Oxford by telephone on 01908 018389, by email: or by using the direct link from the website and completing a self-referral form. Your GP or local Consultant can also make a referral to us.  It is important to include any additional information such as blood test results, semen analysis reports, or any other relevant medical history with any of the above referral options. If you have not had any testing carried out then there is a possibility of arranging these with ourselves in Oxford prior to your initial appointment.

Once things go back to normal we will open up the service again at the satellite clinic

Our Milton Keynes satellite is located at the Whaddon Medical Centre in Milton Keynes. For full directions please click here. Free parking is available.

Milton Keynes Fertility
Whaddon Medical Centre
25 Witham Court
Tweed Drive

Contact Information

Telephone: 01908 018 389



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