Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research clinics

Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research runs specialist research clinics in Birmingham, Coventry and London. These clinics provide specialist care for women who have experience of recurrent miscarriage.

Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research runs recurrent miscarriage clinics in 3 different sites in the UK.

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. Read Kirsty’s story here.

How can I get referred to a research clinic?

Our clinics accept patients who have had 3 miscarriages with a referral from a GP from anywhere within the UK. 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.

Tommy’s view is that all women should get a referral for further investigation 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 this as standard across the clinics.

Currently, our clinic at Birmingham have an arrangement that allows women with 2 miscarriages to be referred, but then only from the local area.

How to get referred:

  • Talk to your GP, explain how you are feeling and ask to be referred as soon as possible.
  • There is not a specific referral form that needs to be used; your GP can use their own.
  • When your GP makes the referral, please ask them to select the recurrent miscarriage clinic at one of the hospitals outlined above.
  • 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.

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. 

Recurrent miscarriage clinic at Birmingham Women's Hospital 

Accepting online referrals only 

Your GP will need to refer you via the NHS e-Referral service (often called the ‘choose & book’ system) if you meet the following criteria:

  • you have had 2 miscarriages: upon referral, the clinic will provide guidance to your GP about the investigations that can take place in primary care
  • you have had 3 or more miscarriages: patients in England or Scotland will get an appointment with the team at the recurrent miscarriage clinic for further investigations and support.

Wendy Gibson (clinic's medical secretary) can be contacted via [email protected] or [email protected] although this account cannot be relied upon for any urgent enquiries. 

Address

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

Recurrent miscarriage clinic at St Mary's Hospital, London  

Accepting online referrals only 

Your GP will need to refer you via the NHS e-Referral service (often called the ‘choose & book’ system) if you meet the following criteria:

  • you have had 3 or more early miscarriages
  • you have had 1 or more late miscarriages.
  • you do not have two or more living children.  
  • you are less than 42 years old.

You do not need to live in the local area to be referred to our London clinics. 

Yvette Fenton (reproductive medicine coordinator) and Saffa Ali (recurrent miscarriage coordinator) can be contacted by email regarding any referral or appointment queries at [email protected] 

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

Recurrent miscarriage clinic at University Hospital Coventry 

Accepting online referrals only 

Your GP will need to refer you via the NHS e-Referral service (often called the ‘choose & book’ system) if you meet the following criteria:

  • you have had 2 or more miscarriages
  • 1 or more late miscarriages
  • Any Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland referrals need to be agreed and funded by local GP and can be sent in post.

Find out more about getting referred to a miscarriage specialist

Please direct any questions, referrals and appointment queries to [email protected]

or call 02476 967397.

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

Tel: 02476967528