Our clinics

Tommy’s clinics allow us to translate our cutting-edge research into cutting-edge care, and help us connect to women eligible to take part in our clinical trials.
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We have state of the art NHS clinics at each of our research centres,  London, Manchester, Edinburgh, 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 London clinics

The Tommy’s Preterm Surveillance Clinic

Run by Professor Andrew Shennan, the Tommy’s Preterm Surveillance Clinic at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital has been providing specialist care to women at risk of preterm birth for over 10 years. Experts state that rolling out this clinic’s model nationally could prevent almost 9,000 premature births each year in the UK. In 2017, the total number of referrals from women at high risk of giving birth too early doubled compared to 2016. We are now seeing an average of 200 referrals each month.

Read more about our Preterm Surveillance Clinic. 

The Hypertension in Pregnancy Clinic

Based in St. Thomas’ Hospital and led by Professor Lucy Chappell, the hypertension in pregnancy (HiP) clinic gives specialist care to pregnant women with high blood pressure (hypertension). Since it opened in May 2015, the clinic has seen over 150 women, who directly benefit from the research taking place in Tommy’s centres.

Read more about the Hypertension Clinic.

The Diabetes Clinic

The Tommy’s Diabetes Clinic at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust works to help women with gestational or pre-existing diabetes, and as well those suffering from endocrine disease and other disorders like obstetric cholestasis. These increase the risks of stillbirth, pre-eclampsia, and premature labour.

The vital research carried out in the clinic has been a driving force for the adoption of universal screening for gestational diabetes. We are one of the largest centres in London which now practice this screening strategy. It has increased the detection rate of gestational diabetes threefold and we are optimistic that this will lead to improved pregnancy outcomes.

Read more about the Diabetes Clinic.

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%. 

VELOCITY Clinic

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 Edinburgh clinics

Tommy's Metabolic Antenatal Clinic

In 2008, Tommy’s funded a specialist clinic to help women with severe obesity to have safe and healthy pregnancies. The Metabolic Antenatal Clinic is home to specialists in pregnancy care and diabetes, as well as midwives and a specialist dietician. It is constantly growing, and now provides care to 25-30 women every week. Last year, women attending the Tommy’s clinic were an astounding eight times less likely to have a stillbirth than women attending clinics not specialised in helping obese women.

The care provided in the clinic includes frequent check-ups of mothers and babies, as well as personalised advice about healthy eating. We also educate women about the risks involved in obese pregnancy. 

Tommy's Lothian Preterm Birth Clinic

The success of our metabolic antenatal clinic prompted us to open our new Preterm Birth Clinic in October 2016; the first of its kind in Scotland.

The aim of the clinic is to continue Tommy’s work in reducing preterm birth rates and late miscarriage rates, to improve the quality of care for women and to develop our expertise in managing complex cases.

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

Find out more about our clinics here.