We help healthcare professionals to support patients’ emotional well-being
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust’s patient information packs have been produced with input from world-renowned healthcare professionals specialising in ectopic pregnancy and early pregnancy. The packs include general information about ectopic pregnancy along with individual leaflets on the treatment routes and pregnancy of unknown location.
To request copies for your unit, please see our leaflets page.
Professional bodies and organisations
- The Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU) brings together over 200 Early Pregnancy units across the UK that are within NHS hospitals. Its aim is to maintain standards in Early Pregnancy Care, which involves doctors, nurses, ultra-sonographers, midwives and support staff. The EPT Chair sits on the Executive Committee.
- The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide. The EPT Director is Women’s Voices Involvement Panel member.
- The Royal College of Nursing is the professional body for nurses.
- The Royal College of Emergency Medicine works to ensure high quality care for patients by setting and monitoring standards of care in emergency departments, as well as providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.
- The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology promotes research and education in ultrasound in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
- This HFEA website provides information on UK fertility clinics, IVF and other types of fertility treatment, and donation.
- Variations in the organisation of and outcomes from Early Pregnancy Assessment Units: the VESPA mixed-methods study
- A multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial of combination methotrexate and gefitinib versus methotrexate alone to treat tubal ectopic pregnancies (GEM3): trial protocol
Network and Campaigns
The EPT is proud to be a member of the following networks, groups, and alliances which focus on improving care for anyone experiencing pregnancy and baby loss.
Member of The Pregnancy & Baby Charities Network – represents UK charities whose focus includes improving care throughout the path to parenthood before, during and after pregnancy and after losing a baby or pregnancy. The group collaborates to influence the Government and the NHS to improve care for parents. The EPT strives to ensure that women and couples who experience early pregnancy losses are represented. Until recently, the Director of The EPT was appointed as one of the co-deputy chairs of the Network and before that was Secretary.
Member of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss – brings together MPs and Peers from across parties to work on this vital issue. The EPT has been a part of the Group from inception in 2016. The APPG’s overall aims are to develop policy that supports families dealing with the grief and loss of a baby and to raise awareness of what more can be done by the government, Parliament or other agencies to help those affected. By participating in discussions, The EPT constantly ensures that ectopic pregnancy and early pregnancy loss remain within the Government’s agenda. APPG Baby Loss Twitter
Member of Baby Loss Awareness Alliance/Baby Loss Awareness Week – Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place annually from 9th to 15th October and is an opportunity for bereaved parents and their loved ones to acknowledge and remember their losses. It is also a chance to raise awareness of the emotional impact of pregnancy and infant loss, and the scale of the tragedy, which affects up to one in five families in the UK. Baby Loss Awareness Week is a collaboration of a number of charities united in their support for families who experience the death of a baby including Sands, Bliss, Child Bereavement UK, The Miscarriage Association, and Tommy’s as well as the EPT.
We are proud to be one of the founding partners of the collaboration for Baby Loss Awareness Week, at the forefront of commemorating the all-too-brief lives of babies lost through ectopic pregnancy. We have participated in Baby Loss Awareness Week annually since inception as one of the founding charities (alongside Sands, ARC and The Miscarriage Association) and remain part of the core Working Group.
Working with LGBT Mummies: We work with the organisation LGBT Mummies to support LGBT women and people on their journey to motherhood and parenthood.