A special partnership

Anne Henderson (left) of The Amara Clinic; Dr Lynne Chapman (centre) and Jane Holman of LCRH

The Amara Clinic recently announced that it has partnered with renowned fertility clinic LCRH to offer bespoke services to clients here in Tunbridge Wells. SO Magazine discovers more about this exciting new endeavour…


In July The Amara Clinic, which is located near The Pantiles and was founded by Consultant Gynaecologist Anne Henderson in 2022, announced that it would be entering a special partnership with the leading LCRH fertility clinic which has bases in London’s Harley Street and Chelsea, as well as Beaconsfield.

“The idea behind this unique collaboration is to bring exceptional fertility services to the heart of Tunbridge Wells,” a spokesperson for the new venture tells SO magazine.

Combined services offered will include IVF/ICSI and IUI, male and female fertility profiling and testing, egg and sperm freezing and storage, donor programs and complementary therapies.

The new partnership unites these top level clinics that offer a bespoke, holistic and caring approach to healthcare to women, couples and families in Kent and the South East.

“The Amara Clinic is a centre of excellence dedicated to women’s health and wellbeing, and LCRH is a fertility clinic that offers a wide range of fertility and assisted conception services to its patients,” explains the spokesperson.

Anne Henderson said she is ‘delighted’ about the new services she and her dedicated team will be offering in collaboration with fertility specialist Jane Holman of LCRH.

“I’m absolutely delighted to announce the new partnership between The Amara Clinic and LCRH. At The Amara Clinic, our mission is to make it easy for all women to access the quality healthcare they need.

“Fertility care is an important part of the female healthcare experience, so I am proud that we are now able to offer fertility services alongside general gynaecology, perimenopause and menopause care, cervical screening and Well Woman health checks.”

Jane Holman adds that LCRH can offer all aspects of fertility health and well-being for both women and men.

“We provide boutique and bespoke treatments with the emphasis on individual care and attention to detail, supported by the most advanced scientific practices in the field.

“We have had ongoing collegiate relationships with Anne Henderson and other gynaecology colleagues in the area for many years, and this partnership is the result of natural progression. We identified the lack of provision of bespoke services for women’s health in the area and our partnership grew from a like-minded wish to remedy this.

“At LCRH and The Amara, we are all passionate about wanting the best for women’s health. We want to enable and empower women – and in LCRH’s case, couples too – to make educated decisions about their health, supported by our caring and scientifically informed approach.”

Both clinics are passionate about offering a new standard of excellence for women’s healthcare both here in Tunbridge Wells and in the South East.

“We can offer a full range of fertility services,” continues Jane.  “These start at point of care male and female fertility assessments for couples or individuals who would just like to know more about their current fertility health.

“A fertility assessment includes all blood tests, investigative scans, and an on-site semen testing facility in Tunbridge Wells. We also offer full preparation for IUI (intrauterine insemination) IVF, ICSI, IMSI, Egg Freezing, Egg Donation and Reciprocal IVF for same sex couples. Per embryo transfer, we have a much higher success rate than he UK average.”

Jane, who has over 25 years experience in women’s health, reveals that LCRH is a small, female-lead, all female team, which puts compassion, individual care and attention to detail, and science at the core of everything they do.

“When undergoing treatment with our team, you will very soon become part of the LCRH family. Unlike many other clinics, will always see the same faces, undergo care with the same highly experienced clinical staff and speak to the same dedicated and knowledgeable support staff throughout your treatment journey.”

She says that both she and LCRH founder Dr Lynne Chapman are looking forward to bringing that exceptional service to Tunbridge Wells thanks to the clinic’s new partnership with The Amara.

Dr Lynne Chapman, who is a reproductive medicine consultant tells SO magazine: “We are thrilled to be partnering with The Amara Clinic. Jane and I are passionate about providing personalised end-to-end care, and The Amara Clinic is the perfect home for LCRH in Kent.

“It offers a peaceful, private and safe environment for bespoke, holistic care, and we are so excited to welcome new patients through our doors.”

For more information, please contact: gynae-expert.co.uk or lcrh.co.uk


Anne Henderson and The Amara Clinic

The Amara Clinic is a centre of excellence dedicated to women’s health and wellbeing in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The clinic is led by Miss Anne Henderson, a highly qualified Consultant Gynaecologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. Anne is joined by her hand-picked team of medical experts and other healthcare professionals to deliver seamless healthcare and menopause management at the highest level.

After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Anne spent four years doing a postgraduate specialising in menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and post-natal depression.

She was a consultant gynaecologist within the NHS for 17 years and now practises privately. Anne is passionate about women’s health, HRT and complementary therapies including herbal medicine, diet, lifestyle changes and supplements, which she discusses in her 2021 book ‘Natural Menopause’, published by Dorling Kindersley.

She established The Amara with the aim of providing a one-stop clinic that is safe, regulated and highly effective in treating all women. “I wanted to create a clinic which is centred around a core expertise but also provides a seamless in-house process with a full range of holistic services to deliver exactly what women want.”


Dr Lynne Chapman &
Jane Holman from LCRH

LCRH is a fertility clinic based in Harley Street, Chelsea, Beaconsfield and now The Amara Clinic in Tunbridge Wells, offering women, couples and families a bespoke, caring and personalised approach to fertility care. The clinic was set up by leading reproductive consultant Dr Lynne Chapman following her own fertility journey.


About Dr Lynne Chapman:

She is a UK clinical leader with more than 15 years of experience in evidence-based gynaecology, reproductive medicine and assisted conception.

Her extensive personal, professional and clinical experience gives her a uniquely holistic insight into the challenges of the fertility journey.

Lynne began her training at University College London Medical School and went on to work in obstetrics and gynaecology at University College and Whittington hospitals. At The Royal Free Hospital London, Lynne was a Fellow in Minimal Access Surgery. She has published several related scientific papers and given presentations on the subject.

Lynne has also acted as a specialist in reproductive medicine for the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH), the Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre (ARGC), IVI RMA UK, The Lister and LCRH. Lynne is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, (MRCOG) the British Fertility Society and the Royal Society of Medicine.

She has successfully guided thousands of couples and families on their journey to conception, working closely with fertility specialist and nurse manager Jane Holman, who will be heading up the fertility clinic in Royal Tunbridge Wells.


About Jane Holman:

Jane Holman’s nursing experience includes 25+ years within the field of Women’s Health from medical and surgery through to family planning and specialising in Fertility and Assisted Conception. During this time, she has been at the forefront of rapidly advancing reproductive medicine and clinical science.

Jane trained at UCL University College and the Middlesex Hospital in London, and after a number of placements post qualification decided to specialise in Women’s Health. This allowed specialist skills in Ultrasound and onto performing Oocyte Retrieval and Embryo Transfer in patients at the pioneering unit at Kings College Hospital. The Team were one of the first to develop a complete Nurse Led service from consultation through to follow up and were involved in establishing clinics overseas with staff training.

Jane went onto lead the IVF services at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and as NHS Gynaecology Lead of Women’s Services. After moving into the Private Sector, she was involved in establishing and project managing various IVF Services. During this time she supported many families through their fertility journey to conception with IVF, egg freezing, gamete donation and fertility therapies.

Working alongside Dr Lynne Chapman at LCRH together they collaborate with leading specialists, laboratories and multidisciplinary teams to provide outstanding personal care for patients at every stage of their journey.

This also includes some of the UK’s foremost providers of fertility therapies including dieticians, acupuncturists and counsellors.

Jane is a member of the RCN Fertility Nurses Forum, The British Fertility Society, previously as a trainer in Ultrasound, and the Senior Infertility Nurses Group.



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