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What we do

We request that where possible, you bring a morning urine sample to your appointment.

When you arrive for your appointment, you will need to check into our main reception desk. You will then be taken to the clinic waiting area before undergoing a brief consultation with one of our healthcare staff. This is likely to be a Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) who will review your symptoms and referral. You may be asked to give a urine or blood sample.

You will then have a vaginal or abdominal ultrasound scan with one of our sonographers. This normally takes 20 minutes and may require that you undress from the waist down. (Please note that whilst you may have been given an appointment for a scan the clinical need for one will be assessed on the day and may not be necessary.)

Following the ultrasound scan, you will be seen by a nurse or midwife practitioner. If you have not had a scan, it may still be necessary to see a nurse or midwife practitioner, our HCSWs will advise on this. You will discuss the scan outcome or early pregnancy symptoms and be advised on any further treatment or follow-up appointments required. This is a private conversation where you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions.

Please note that there may be a wait for your scan or to be seen by a nurse/midwife practitioner at busy times. Your visit may take up to 2-4 hours and you may be asked to come back to the clinic on a different day for further investigations.

You are encouraged to bring a friend or family member for support, however, due to the nature of the clinic, it is not a suitable environment for very young children.

Please note that we are a teaching hospital therefore we regularly have medical students, student nurses and student midwives observing the clinic. If you would prefer not to have a student present, please inform the team on your arrival.