UK's first miscarriage research centre
The UK’s first miscarriage research centre is being set up by Tommy’s to research why miscarriages happen
The Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research, a partnership of specialists from three universities, will run a network of specialist clinics so around 24,000 women a year will be able to access treatment and support, and participate in research studies at specialist miscarriage clinics run by:
- Birmingham Women's Hospital
- Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London
- St Mary's Hospital, London
- University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Miscarriage is the biggest cause of pregnancy loss in the UK – around 250,000 couples are affected every year, but it’s also the least understood. The network will study the causes of miscarriage, if it’s likely to happen again, how it can be prevented and how to provide appropriate care to women who have gone through miscarriage.