We mark the 20th anniversary of the charity, which for a niche charity of our small size, is an impressive feat. We are a world-class charity, specialising in ectopic pregnancy.
Charlotte Crosby joined as Patron. Having experienced an ectopic pregnancy, Charlotte is driven to raise awareness of the condition and its symptoms, particularly among women.
The Trust has participated on the steering board of the VESPA study led by EPT medical adviser Professor Davor Jurkovic. This research considers how Early Pregnancy Units should be organised for the best physical and emotional outcomes for women.
Philip Cairns joined as Patron. Philip has experienced ectopic pregnancy from a partner’s point of view and is passionate about raising awareness for support for partners.
Following successful initial trials, the EPT was a co-applicant with the University of Edinburgh for funding for a stage 3 clinical trial to test a new treatment method for ectopic pregnancy. If successful, it will be a major breakthrough in treatment choice.
After years of pushing for a clinical guideline for early pregnancy care, we played a key stakeholder role in the development of The National Institute for Care and Health Excellence guidelines on the diagnosis and management of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, significantly improving the standardisation of care.
Our supporter Comedian Jo Brand held the first of a series of hugely successful comedy nights at the world-famous Comedy Store in London to raise valuable funds and awareness for The EPT.
We hosted our first conference on The Management of Early Pregnancy Complications. Today, we are proud to continue to improve care, speaking to hundreds of professionals at conferences annually.
Our website won an E-Wellbeing award.
MPs held an important debate in Parliament about the rise in the number of ectopic pregnancies and early scanning.
We were a founding partner of the collaboration for Baby Loss Awareness Week, at the forefront of commemorating the all-too-brief lives of babies lost through ectopic pregnancy.
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Our website was nominated for an E-Commerce award.
Launch of our first website, a valuable resource for women and couples experiencing this devastating condition.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust was established in memory of Sophie Winters, who lost her life to an ectopic pregnancy and founded by her parents with Patrons Amanda Redman MBE, Susan Penhaligon and Anna Walker. Michelle Gayle joined the charity soon after. Our Patrons are dedicated to raising awareness about ectopic pregnancy and the work of the charity.