Investing in the future: a clinical training programme for miscarriage

Siobhan Quenby, Manjeet Shehmar, Tom Bourne

Tommy’s are helping to train the carers of the future, so that we can continue giving women the best pregnancy care possible.

Start: 2016

End: 2021

Why do we need this research?

Women who experience a miscarriage can receive varying treatment and support depending on where they live. It can also take a long time for new developments in care to reach patients. We want to change this, so that everyone receives the best support after suffering a miscarriage.

What’s happening in this project?

At Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, we want to invest in the future of miscarriage care and research. That is why the centre is supporting the next generation of healthcare professionals through training, to ensure that care gets better and better.            

The team have pledged to train and mentor at least 20 midwives and 5 junior doctors by 2021. They will also provide continued medical education to NHS colleagues involved in early pregnancy care.

The training package the team hope to implement for NHS colleagues includes:

  • Training in how to set up and run clinical trials;
  • Specialist training in early pregnancy care, which they hope to be accredited by the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology;
  • Advanced training for nurses in early pregnancy care; and
  • Professional training in early pregnancy scanning and handling sensitive conversations.

What difference will this project make?

This project will help to implement a training curriculum for the healthcare leaders of the future. This will mean they can continue to give people the best possible care during early pregnancy and following a miscarriage.

Thanks for your interest in our research

Tommy's funds research across the UK investigating the reasons for miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We can keep you updated on ways you can support our work. If you would like to join our fight against baby loss and premature birth, click here.

More miscarriage research projects

Make a donation to Tommy's

Latest news and views

  • Picture of Jennie Agg


    A personal meaning of motherhood and Mother's Day

    We asked our lovely friend and supporter, Jennie Agg, what motherhood and Mother's Day means to her. In this piece, she speaks of her difficult past experiences of Mother's Day, how she has grappled with a sense of being in limbo, and the ultimate purity of her feeling of mother love.

  • Collage of photos showing six women who have experienced baby loss, miscarriage and infertility


    Advice to help you cope on Mother’s Day

    In the lead up to Mother's Day, you might find yourself thinking about how to process your emotions and what to do on the day itself. The anticipation can often feel scary or daunting, and finding ways to look after yourself is important. In this blog, you'll find advice from a few of our lovely supporters who understand how you're feeling.

  • Mother holding newborn baby


    Giving some pregnant women progesterone could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year, say experts

    New research has revealed the benefits of giving progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage.

  • Tim Draycott, Clinical Director of Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement, giving a presentation to audience at the 'Portraying Pregnancy' event


    Tommy's hosts breakfast morning at the Foundling Museum

    Tommy’s spent yesterday morning at the charming Foundling Museum in London, celebrating the work of Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement alongside the opening of the museum’s new exhibition, ‘Portraying Pregnancy’.

    Was this information useful?

    Yes No