All of the work at our clinics has the goal of improving health outcomes and developing evidence based practice to reduce the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth.
As part of our innovative research model, each research centre is associated with a number of NHS antenatal clinics and recurrent miscarriage clinics. At these clinics, members of our research team translate medical research into clinical practice in real-time. This means that patients can access cutting-edge clinical care, as well as have the opportunity to participate in medical trials.
Tommys National Centre for Miscarriage Research
- Birmingham Women's Hospital
- University Hospital Coventry
- Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital and St Mary's Hospital, London
At our recurrent miscarriage clinics, women and their partners are given the opportunity to take part in research trials, accessing cutting-edge treatments and tests.
“The staff at the Tommy’s clinic at Birmingham Women’s Hospital seemed to understand how we felt and didn’t diminish what we’d been through. For the first time we felt hope. In the end, Tommy’s gave us more than hope; they gave us our rainbow baby.”
Kirsty from Preston had 3 miscarriages before she was referred to Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research clinic in Birmingham. She gave birth to her rainbow baby in 2019. Read Kirsty’s story here.
Tommy's Manchester Research Centre
Our dedicated team of researchers in Manchester run a network of 6 research clinics. At our clinics, we offer specialist care to women at high risk of pregnancy loss. These women have a chance to take part in clinical studies that improve our understanding of stillbirth, fetal growth restriction, hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes. The clinics allow us to translate research breakthroughs into clinical practice.
- The Rainbow Clinic
- The Preterm Labour Clinic
- Manchester Placenta Clinic
- The Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS)
- The Diabetes Clinic (VELOCITY)
- The Lupus in Pregnancy Clinic (LiPS)
- START Clinic
Our model is very successful. Since 2010, our research centre has reduced the stillbirth rate in the Greater Manchester area by 32% against a much lower national average rate of reduction.