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Early Pregnancy Unit

The EPU provides an urgent care service for complications associated with early pregnancy, including the diagnosis and management of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies and other common early pregnancy-related problems.

The EPU is available for women who are in the early stages of pregnancy (between 6-16 weeks) and are experiencing pain, and/or vaginal bleeding.

Referral information for GPs

This service is not available via Choose and Book. During regular opening hours please make referrals via secure NHS net.  A copy of the guidance criteria can be found here.  The email address for referrals is rbft.earlypregnancyunit@nhs.net.

For complex cases or questions, please contact the on-call Gynaecology Registrar. Call our hospital switchboard on 0118 322 5111 and ask for the On-call Gynae bleep 602.

Please send a referral letter with all patients.

For Pregnancy complications occurring beyond the first 16 weeks and before six weeks post-partum or for Hyperemesis, contact: Maternity Day Assessment Unit. Tel: 0118 322 8741.

For termination of pregnancy, contact: BPAS Reading. Tel: 0345 730 4030.

For STI screening, contact: Florey Unit. Tel: 0118 322 7202.

Opening Times

The service is available on working days (Monday-Friday), excluding bank holidays. Occasionally, additional clinics may be set up outside of ordinary opening times.


EPU is based on Sonning Ward. Park in the multi-storey car park in Craven Road. From the multi-storey car park either walk along Craven Road to the Maternity Unit or exit the car park on Level 2 and follow signs to the Maternity Unit. Take lift or stairs in Maternity Unit to Level 5.


EPU Clinical Lead: Miss Apryll Chase
 Carole Carroll
Manager: Sister Jayne Waite


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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