We have state of the art NHS clinics at each of our research centres, London, Manchester, and our National Centre for Miscarriage Research, that care for women at risk of pregnancy complications or loss, and where couples have the opportunity to participate in some of our research trials.
Our Manchester clinics
The Placenta Clinic
In 2009, we opened the UK’s first placenta clinic run by Dr Alex Heazell, which works with pregnant women whose babies have growth restriction. After 9 years and over 10,000 appointments, the Manchester Placenta Clinic has fulfilled its goal of becoming a hub for research into fetal growth restriction both in St. Mary’s Hospital and the North West region.
The Rainbow Clinic
The Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic, established in 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital, provides specialist care and support for parents who have suffered a stillbirth or neonatal death. Run by Dr Alex Heazell, the clinic has been so successful that we have now opened a second Rainbow Clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester. This has enabled us to increase the number of families who can access the Rainbow Clinic by 30%.
The Manchester VELOCITY Clinic provides multidisciplinary care for women who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The clinic is led by Dr Myers alongside a team of specialist midwives, diabetes specialist nurses and a diabetologist. The clinic provides additional monitoring and support for the management of diabetes (including glucose sensors) and extra ultrasound scans throughout the pregnancy.
The Lupus in Pregnancy (LIPs) Clinic
As part of the Manchester suite of clinics, Tommy’s is supporting this specialist clinic run by Dr Clare Towers. The clinic helps women with the autoimmune disorder Systemic Lupus Erythematous, and related diseases. These increase the risk of problems such as pre-eclampsia, premature birth and growth restriction. Tommy’s supports the clinic through access to our research midwives.
The Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS)
Run by Jenny Myers at St. Mary’s hospital in Manchester, this clinic gives extra monitoring and pregnancy care to women with a history of high blood pressure, and those at risk of related complications. MAViS is currently home to exciting research funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Tommy’s supports the clinic through access to our research midwives.
Our Miscarriage Centre clinics
Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy: one in four women experience at least one miscarriage during their lifetime. The work of Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research is therefore personally relevant to millions of families across the UK and beyond.
Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research spans three universities and four hospitals, all with a passion for better understanding miscarriage and improving the lives of those who experience early pregnancy loss.
Our aim is to make a significant reduction in preventable miscarriages in the UK, especially among couples with a history of recurrent miscarriages. Every year we care for 24,000 couples with early pregnancy complications. We aim to make a difference by finding answers for these families.
Our clinics are based in:
- Birmingham Women’s Hospital
- University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
- St. Mary’s Hospital London
- Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital London
Referrals to our clinics
Find out how you can be seen at one of our clinics. Often to get a referral, the first step is to visit your GP, midwife or consultant.