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.

We collaborate with professional networks and organisations to present the patients’ voice.

We have strong links and work collaboratively with many professional networks and organisations and provide the patients’ voice to help inform guidance.

To read reports, please visit our reports page.

To request copies for your unit, please see our leaflets page.

Think Ectopic resources

Raise awareness about ectopic pregnancy, its signs and next steps for symptomatic patients, among healthcare professionals in urgent and primary care. Resources have been co-created with healthcare professionals and include ectopic pregnancy biocards, patient safety and handover pro forma, and video content.


(EPT Director sat on Guideline Committee as Lay Member and EPT was a stakeholder in the consultation process)

Key points:

NICE guidance states:

The rate of ectopic pregnancy is 11 per 1,000 pregnancies, with a maternal mortality of 0.2 per 1,000 estimated ectopic pregnancies. Women who do not access medical help readily (such as women who are recent migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, or women who have difficulty reading or speaking English) are particularly vulnerable. Improvement in the diagnosis and management of early pregnancy loss is therefore of vital importance, in order to reduce the incidence of the associated psychological morbidity and avoid the unnecessary deaths of women with ectopic pregnancies.
- NICE guidance

(The EPT supported the RCN Pocket Guide for Ectopic Pregnancy)

Professional Pause - A safe discussion and reflection space

We know that as health professionals, you often see patients at their most distressed and vulnerable – and that providing care and support at a traumatic time can have an impact on your emotional wellbeing. Our new Professional Pause sessions are here to help and provide a safe space for all healthcare professionals working in early pregnancy to discuss and reflect on challenging aspects of your work. These free online sessions, facilitated by Helen, from the Miscarriage Association, and Sophie, from The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, will be a monthly open forum to discuss difficult situations or cases, enable people to share experiences, and offer each other support.

EPT Talks - arrange an online session on ectopic pregnancy

We provide online talks on ectopic pregnancy for healthcare professionals and students. The talk can be tailored to audience's needs. It is led by people with lived-experience of ectopic pregnancy and we may also be able to arrange for one of our medical advisers to join. If you are a healthcare professional, university medical school, or provider of healthcare courses and would like to arrange a talk, please get in touch.

Other information you may find useful

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