Tommy’s funds 5 pioneering research centres across the country. As part of our innovative research model, each research centre is associated with a number of NHS antenatal clinics and recurrent miscarriage clinics. At these clinics, members of our research team translate medical research into clinical practice in real time. This means that patients can access cutting-edge clinical care, as well as have the opportunity to participate in medical trials.
The clinics associated with our centres are part of NHS provision and therefore operate according to the regulations and processes of individual hospital trusts. If you would like to be referred to a Tommy’s clinic, you should speak to your GP, midwife, or consultant in the first instance. If you fit the referral criteria, they will be able to refer you digitally, usually via the NHS ‘choose and book’ system. For more information about contact information and referral criteria, please see below.
As our clinics are part of NHS provision, Tommy’s does not have access to patient data. This includes access to referrals, appointments, test results and clinic waiting lists. Our midwives and social media team cannot answer specific questions about your NHS care. If you have any queries, please reach out directly to the clinic you are attending.
During the pandemic, clinics have been operating but with limited capacity in line with individual hospital trust guidelines. Due to government social distancing advice, some appointments have been taking place over the phone or teleconference.
We know that many NHS resources are stretched at the moment, so we kindly ask you to be patient if you are waiting to hear back from a clinic. If you have any queries, please contact the clinics directly using the information below. If you have any concerns, please reach out to the patient advice and liaison service (PALS) associated with the appropriate hospital trust.