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Antenatal outpatient care

If at anytime you need care outside of the standard community Midwifery care you may be invited to one of our specialist clinics. These may be held at the John Radcliffe or the Horton. If you are unable to attend a hospital appointment, please inform that clinic.

John Radcliffe

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 that may be open which is run by the League of Friends.

Open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm
Tel: 01865 221643 or 01865 220448

Maternity Assessment

Day Assessment Unit, Level 6

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tel: 01865 221 712

Outpatients are seen when referred by community midwives, GPs or other hospital departments.

Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU), Level 2

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Tel: 01865 220 221

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

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 for you to be seen. If you are concerned about the wait at anytime please talk to a member of staff working on the unit.


Midwife Assessment Clinic (MAC)

Open 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 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:15 May 2023