Guidance

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.

Medical student sessions

If you are a university medical school or offer undergraduate health professional courses and would like to arrange a remote session with one of our medical advisers who also has lived-experience of ectopic pregnancy, please get in touch.

Guidelines

(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)

RCEM guidelines, proformas and discharge advice produced by Emergency Departments (EDs) that can be downloaded and adapted for local use by other EDs (note: not endorsed by RCEM and have not been reviewed for quality or clinical suitability)

RCEM Safety Flash

Think Ectopic Poster

(The EPT was extensively involved in drafting the Pathway for Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy and Molar Pregnancy)

Other information you may find useful

Read more about studies and papers

Downloadable leaflets for professionals

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