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Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic

Overview & Contact Details

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic is an emergency clinic for women with pain and/or bleeding in early pregnancy from 6 weeks to 14 weeks gestation.

Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC): 01225 825803
Gynaecology Outpatients: 01225 824664
On-call Consultant Gynaecologist: 07824363076

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The Clinic

The EPAC is an open access clinic; patients do not need to be referred by a GP or midwife.

During COVID-19 this clinic is no longer operating as a walk-in clinic. Patients must call in advance.

Patient should call 01225 825803 and leave details of their name, date of birth and contact telephone numbers. A member of the EPAC team will return their call - this will appear on their phone as 'caller unknown'.

Not all women will require a scan. We do not perform an ultrasound scan on women who have a NEGATIVE urinary pregnancy test on the day they attend the EPAC.

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Referral Criteria

The early pregnancy assessment clinic has proved invaluable in improving the care of women who have experienced bleeding and pain in early pregnancy. This is an emergency service so numbers of women attending each day can be unpredictable and waiting time can be extensive.

Criteria for attendance

  1. Patients must be clinically stable
  2. Women with a positive pregnancy test and amenorrhoea between 6 and 14 weeks with pain or and bleeding


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The Team

Nurse Practitioners: Kate Palastre
Jane Rideout
Jenny Dixon
Pat Prevatt
Ultrasonographers: Pamela Norbury
Tracey Blacker
Chris Weeks
Sarah Wilmott
Eleanor Grace
Emma Parsons
Susan Holloway
Alison Giles

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