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Antenatal outpatient care

If at any time you need care outside of standard community midwifery care, we may invite you to one of our specialist clinics.

These may be held at the John Radcliffe Hospital or the Horton General Hospital.

If you are unable to attend a hospital appointment, please inform that clinic.

John Radcliffe Hospital

Antenatal Clinic

We have a number of clinics to support you during your pregnancy, and your GP or community midwife may recommend an appointment with one of our doctors or midwives depending on your individual needs.

At the John Radcliffe Hospital Women's Centre there is a comfortable waiting area and a refreshment bar run by the League of Friends.

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm

Tel: 01865 221643 / 220448

Maternity Assessment

Day Assessment Unit, Level 6

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

Tel: 01865 221712

We see outpatients referred by community midwives, GPs or other hospital departments.

Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU), Level 2

24-hours a day, seven days a week

Tel: 01865 220221

We will see you if you come to the Women's Centre in labour, and are planning to have your baby on Delivery Suite.

We may also see you at other stages of your pregnancy, if your community midwife or GP refers you.

Your community midwife may refer you to the Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) in pregnancy if there are concerns about you or your baby's health.

Please contact MAU directly if you have concerns in the evening, at nights or at the weekend.

Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) - Antenatal Outpatient Care

Our midwives will talk to you on the phone and may invite you to come in for assessment if you are in labour or there are concerns.

We do have to prioritise those in most need, so there may be a wait before we see you. If you are concerned about the wait please talk to a member of staff.


Midwife Assessment Clinic (MAC)

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm

Tel: 01295 229779

The Midwife Assessment Clinic is staffed by a midwife and maternity support worker.

Appointments are available if you are over 16 weeks' pregnant with concerns or questions about your own, or your baby's, wellbeing.

If obstetric care, or a doctor's review, is required, we may advise you to be seen at the John Radcliffe Hospital Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) in Oxford.

Antenatal Clinic

Consultant-led antenatal clinics are run from the Horton on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Your GP or community midwife may recommend an appointment with one of our obstetric consultants.

Even if you are planning to have your baby at the John Radcliffe Hospital we can still see you at the Horton Antenatal Clinic unless specialist care is required, for example through the Maternal Medicine Unit or Fetal Medicine Unit.

Your midwife or GP may offer you an appointment at other Horton clinics:

  • Lifestyle Clinic
  • Anaesthetic Clinic
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • Perinatal Mental Health Clinic.


Scans provided at the Horton Midwifery-led Unit include:

  • routine nuchal / dating scans
  • fetal anatomy scans
  • 36 week growth scans.

Other scans may be recommended depending on individual circumstances.

Last reviewed:11 September 2023