Antenatal Services

NCL Wide

The NCL Maternity website provides up-to-date information, especially for first-time parents.

Women in NCL can self-refer to antenatal services at:

  • North Middlesex University Hospital
  • Royal Free Hospital and Barnet Hospital
  • University College London Hospital
  • Whittington Hospital

Additional information is available on the Birth Choice UK and NHS Choices websites.

Perinatal mental health

SPMHS: Specialist Perinatal Mental Health services, offered throughout NCL to support women who are planning, current are or post pregnancy.

Islington also offers a Parent and Baby Psychology Service. A team of clinical psychologists offer brief psychological interventions for parents expecting a baby and parents with a baby in the first year who are finding the transition to parenthood challenging. The service provides a safe place for parents or expectant parents to share in confidence their thoughts and feelings about becoming a parent.

Antenatal contact details for GPs/practice staff

See the Hospital Bypass Numbers page.

Eligibility criteria


  • Pregnant women (confirmed on a home pregnancy test)

How to refer

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Email completed NCL Antenatal Referral Form, available to download or on EMIS, to the relevant hospital.


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Women can self-refer by completing the self-referral online form for the hospital of their choice. Find out more on the NCL Maternity website (see below).

Patient text message, for use by practices

Maternity website for online self referral and useful infomation especially for first time mothers

Additional advice in pregnacy

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Review date: Tuesday, 28 February 2023