Antenatal Services

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Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by 30/11/2021. The information shown here may be outdated.

The NCL Maternity website provides up-to-date information, especially for first-time parents.

Women in NCL can self-refer to antenatal services at

  • North Middlesex University Hospital
  • Royal Free Hospital and Barnet Hospital,
  • University College London Hospital,
  • Whittington Hospital

Additional information is available on the Birth Choice UK and NHS Choices websites.

Perinatal mental health

SPMHS - Specialist Perinatal Mental Health services, offered throughout NCL to support women who are planning, current are or post pregnancy.

Islington also offers a Parent and Baby Psychology Service. A team of clinical psychologists offer brief psychological interventions for parents expecting a baby and parents with a baby in the first year who are finding the transition to parenthood challenging. The service provides a safe place for parents or expectant parents to share in confidence their thoughts and feelings about becoming a parent.

Antenatal contact details for GPs/practice staff

North Middlesex University Hospital

Maternity Direct on 0208 887 4238

Royal Free London

Antenatal Clinic Sister 
t: 020 7794 0500, bleep 2433

Community Midwifery Lead 
t: 020 7794 0500, bleep 2619

Named Midwife for Child Protection and Vulnerable Families
t: 020 7794 0500, bleep 2727 or 07887 996419

Divisional Director of Midwifery & Nursing
t: 020 7794 0500 x36291 or 07786 526492

Head of Midwifery Royal Free
t: 020 7794 0500 x37069/36291

Head of Midwifery Barnet
t: 020 8216 5400 x65400 or 07427 672320

On-call manager
t: 020 7794 0500, bleep 1206

Maternity Call Centre 
t: 020 7794 0500 x36169

University College London Hospitals

Antenatal Clinic Sister
t: 020 3447 6115

Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children
m: 07711 797 176

Director of Midwifery
t: 07929 176 783

Community Midwives
t: 020 3447 9567 

Contact Centre
t: 020 3447 9393 (ask for Maternity Coordinator)

UCLH Maternity Clinic
m: 07852 220 549 (Outpatient Manager)

Whittington Health

Antenatal Clinic
t: 020 7288 5586

Community Midwives
t: 020 7288 3482

GP Helpline
m: 07584 115 846

Patient Queries
t: 020 7288 3672

Eligibility criteria


  • Pregnant women (confirmed on a home pregnancy test)

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Email completed NCL Antenatal Referral Form, available to download or on EMIS, to the relevant hospital.


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Women can self-refer by completing the self-referral online form for the hospital of their choice. Find out more on the NCL Maternity website (see below).

Patient text message, for use by practices

Maternity website for online self referral and useful infomation especially for first time mothers

Additional advice in pregnacy

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