Our research centres are independently reviewed every two years by leading professors from around the world.
In addition, each centre must report its own annual progress on key performance indicators. The key indicators are summarised below.
Each year the centres also report additional data on esteem indicators, grants that arose as a result of funding from Tommy's grants, new tools for research, training and career development, as well as impact on health policy, new products and inventions. To view these reports, please email us at [email protected]
Balanced scorecard – Research (updated November 2017)
Research and clinical focus
Major research discovery with potential to improve clinical practice
Local clinical impact
National clinical impact
In 2017 stillbirth rate is 19% lower than it was in 2010.
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Member of ESHRE which has recommended that women are seen after two miscarriages (currently three) and has recommended standard tests should be available to all.
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In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation, it is called a stillbirth. Around 3,500 families a year get the devastating news that their baby is not alive. Our research is helping to change this.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. These babies are vulnerable – they are born before they have grown to cope with the outside world. Tommy’s is saving lives by researching how we can prevent premature births by finding those at risk early on.
1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. 1 in 100 women have 3 or more miscarriages in a row. Research into this area of pregnancy loss has been underfunded for years.