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Urgent Gynaecology Clinic - Horton General Hospital

This clinic is run at the Horton Maternity Unit.

Clinic times

  • Mondays to Thursdays, excluding Bank Holidays. There are five appointment slots. All patients are booked at 1.30pm.
  • Fridays. There are three appointment slots. All patients are booked at 12.00 noon.


The Clinic staff includes:

  • care support worker
  • sonographer
  • obstetrics and gynaecology registrar

Source of referral: GP

Patients should be given a referral letter or notes should be sent to clinic prior to appointment.

Referral criteria

All patients must have a recent positive pregnancy test.

Patients under sixteen weeks gestation with:

  • threatened miscarriage
  • abdominal pain and positive pregnancy test
  • previous ectopic pregnancy and a positive pregnancy test
  • have had no fetal heart heard by sonicaid >15/40

Patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy should be referred directly through the on-call gynaecology registrar as an emergency.


Patients who arrive and have a negative pregnancy test will be referred back to their GP.

Patients who have had a previous ectopic pregnancy and now have a positive pregnancy test are not to be referred to EPAC / Urgent Gynaecology Clinic. Their GP is to refer them to Maternity Ultrasound for a routine early scan at seven weeks' gestation.

Appointment booking

Appointments are made via the Gynaecology Ward.

Tel: 01295 229088

All other referrals must be made via the on-call registrar contactable via the Horton switchboard.


Hyperemesis (excessive vomiting in early pregnancy)