Referrals to our miscarriage clinics

Find out how you can be seen at one of our miscarriage clinics.

Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research has recurrent miscarriage clinics in three different sites in the UK:

All of the clinics will accept patients who have had 3 miscarriages and an appropriate General Practitioner (GP) referral from anywhere within the UK. Your GP will need to refer you via the NHS e-Referral service (often called the ‘choose & book’ system).This will provide you with the opportunity to be part of research towards finding the cause of repeated miscarriages. 

Tommy’s strong view is that all women should get referral after 2 miscarriages and our clinicians and centre directors are working towards this goal. However, until it is made normal NHS funded practice, we are unable to offer it as standard across the clinics. Most doctors realise that this can cause considerable distress to women and many hospitals will investigate after two miscarriages. Currently our clinic in Coventry and Birmingham have an arrangement that allows women with 2 miscarriages to be referred and then only from the local area (see more below).

Talk to your GP, explain how you are feeling and ask to be referred as soon as possible.

The clinics work hand in hand with the research centres by offering women the opportunity to have new tests and take part in new trials. Your referral can be made on the basis that the Tommy’s centre offers tests and treatments not offered by your local hospital. This can be the reason for your request for out-of-area referral.

Choice is enshrined in the NHS charter.

Please note, that the criteria outlined below for referrals to Tommy's clinics situated within the hospitals are stipulated and managed by the hospitals themselves. 

Our Birmingham clinic

Criteria

  • 2 or more miscarriages in England or Scotland  
  • your GP will need to refer you via the NHS e-Referral service (often called the ‘choose & book’ system)

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Address

Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Mindelsohn Way
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TG

Our London clinic

Criteria

  • 3 or more early miscarriages
  • 1 or more late miscarriage(s)
  • not currently accepting referrals from women who have two or more (living) children  
  • women referred should be <42 years old
  • women do not need to be from the local area
  • your GP will need to refer you via the NHS e-Referral service (often called the ‘choose & book’ system)

Address

Professor Lesley Regan
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
St Mary's Hospital
Recurrent Miscarriage Office
Ground Floor, Mint Wing
South Wharf Road
London
W2 1NY

Our Coventry clinic

Criteria

  • 2 or more miscarriages if local to Coventry
  • 1 or more late miscarriage(s)
  • your GP will need to refer you via the NHS e-Referral service (often called the ‘choose & book’ system)

Address

Professor Quenby
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Tel: 02476967528

Fax: 02476967584

Tests available at our miscarriage clinics

Test

Purpose

Birmingham

London 

Coventry

Lupus anticoagulant

Test for anti-phospholipid antibodies (sticky blood conditions)  Y  Y  Y

Anti-cardiolipin antibody

Test for anti-phospholipid antibodies (sticky blood conditions)   Y  Y  Y

Thromboelastogram

analysis

Test for global bleeding tendencies    Y  

Pelvic ultrasound

Look for abnormalities in the womb or ovaries  Y    Y*

Rubella

Ensure immunity to German measles or rubella  Y    Y*

TSH, T3 and T4

Identify any problems with the thyroid gland  Y*    Y

Vitamin D

Identify vitamin D deficiency  Y*    Y

Coeliac disease screen

(TTG antibody)

Investigate autoimmune serology, where healthy cells may be attacked by abnormal cells      Y  Y

HbA1C

Investigate for diabetes   Y*    Y

Fetal karyotyping

Identify any structural or genetic problems of the foetus   Y*  Y*  Y*

Parental karyotyping

Identify any genetic abnormalities in either partner    Y*  Y*  Y*

Endometriosis

Part of a double blind randomised controlled trial     Y*

*if indicated