This is a list of UK hospitals that offer tongue tie services. If you wish your NHS service to be listed here, please contact the Baby Friendly Initiative office. We endeavour to keep this list up to date, but please contact the office if you note any irregularities. Please note that this list is merely for information and inclusion does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation from UNICEF UK.
Locations are listed from south to north:
Southampton General Hospital
Contact: Helen Cei-Bangs (023 8079 6489; Fax: 023 8079 4750).
For training to divide tongue ties please email Jayne Threlfall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Contact: Ella Jackson, Infant Feeding Advisor (Tel: 0788 7991878)
St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, West Sussex
Contact: Clare Meynell (Tel: 01243 788122; Fax: 01243 831711)
Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath
Contact: Ella Jackson, Infant Feeding Advisor (Tel: 07887 991878)
East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust (Eastbourne District General Hospital and Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea)
Contact: Jayne Collins, Infant Feeding Specialist (Tel: 01323 417400 Ext. 4109/07753 584689)
Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, North West Surrey
Contact: the infant feeding advisors (Tel: 01932 722678)
If breastfed, the baby's feeding should first be assessed by someone experienced in breastfeeding support, to confirm the diagnosis and improve attachment to the breast. Referrals can be made by a midwife, health visitor, infant feeding advisor or GP to Dr Peter Reynolds, a Neonatal Consultant at St. Peter's with a particular interest in tongue ties and feeding (Fax: 01932 723151). Referral forms and parent information leaflets are available from Dr Reynolds' secretary or the IFA's. Please inform GP of referral. Out-of-area referrals may be billed to the PCT. If parents wish to be seen privately, please contact Dr Reynolds' secretary on 01932 723499.
Benenden Hospital Trust, Cranbrook
Contact: Eleanor Jeans, Paediatric Modern Matron (Tel: 01580 242447) or Sue Lewis, secretary to Mrs M South (Paediatric Surgeon) and Dr V Shah (Paediatrician) (Tel: 01580 242510)
Referrals accepted for babies and children of all ages.
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Contact: Infant Feeding Specialist Midwives/IBCLC on Tel: 0117 323 3527
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Contact: Sue Maxwell (Tel: 03004 225546/07799 341200 or ring the maternity ward on 03004 225520)
King's College Hospital, Camberwell, London
Contact: Mr Shailesh Patel, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon (Tel: 0203 299 3350; Fax: 0203 299 4021)
St George's Hospital, Tooting, London
A rapid-access tongue tie clinic is available every Monday. Contact: Catherine Milroy, Consultant Plastic Surgeon (Tel: 020 8725 0007)
Contact: Oral/Maxillofacial Department (Tel: 01234 792 137)
Milton Keynes Hospital
Contact: Mr A Majumdar, Maxillofacial Oral Surgery Consultant (Tel: Nora Crombie on 01908 660033). Tongue tie releases take place at clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Referrals are made by midwives or in the case of health visitors they are able to contact the Infant Feeding Midwives for assessment prior to referral. If breastfed, the baby's feeding is assessed by someone experienced in breastfeeding support, to confirm the diagnosis and establish if breastfeeding is impaired.
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex
Contact: Switchboard for referrals (Tel: 0844 8220002)
Southend Hospital, Essex
Contact: Mr Kandasamy Ganesan, BDS, MDS(OMFS), MFDSRCS(Eng), FFD RCSI(Oral Surg Oral Med) Consultant Oral Surgeon Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Vyomesh Bhatt BDS(Hons), MDS(OMFS), FDSRCS, MBChB(Hons), MRCS, FRCS(OMFS) Consultant
(Tel: 01702 435555)
Basildon Hospital, Essex
Contact: Mr George Fayad, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Divisional Director of Head and Neck Services (Tel: 01268 598502 (Debbie Cushing, Medical secretary); Email: email@example.com)
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Contact: Mr Paul Johnson, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon (Tel: 01865 221028; Fax: 01865 221291)
Worcester Royal Hospital
Contact: Martin Porter MD FRCS(ORL), Consultant ENT, (Tel: 01905 760760)
Solihull, Birmingham Heartlands and Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield
Contact: Douglas M Bowley FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Gen Surg). Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Tel: (Secretary) 0121 424 2980, Fax: 0121 424 0442, Mobile: 07810 308167)
Or Charles Hendrickse Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org
Russells Hall Hospital
Contact: Jenny Sutherland, Specialist Midwife Infant Feeding/Lactation Consultant, Antenatal Clinic, Maternity Unit, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2HQ (Tel: 07747 630923 or 01384 456111 ext 2331 Fax 01384 244576)
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Contact: Mr Ashish Minocha, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon (Tel: 01603 286356 (Ms Penny Slaughter for Mr Minocha), email: penny.slaughter @nnuh.nhs.uk, Fax: 01603 287584)
Mr A B Mathur, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist (Tel: 01603 286149 (Ms Clair Robertson for Mr A B Mathur), email: email@example.com, Fax: 01603 287584)
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Contact: Karen Turner, Secretary to Mr Roshan Lal Consultant Paediatric Surgeon. Tel 01493452155. Or ward 11 JPUH on 01493452011.
If your baby was born at either of the Nottingham Hospitals (Queen’s Medical Centre or City Hospital) then come along to the Infant Feeding Cafes for a tongue tie assessment and treatment if necessary.
Times and locations: Monday 10am-12pm QMC Wellbeing Room, East Block, D floor or Thursday 2-4pm City Hospital Parent Education Room, 1st Floor City Maternity Hospital. For further details please contact Infant Feeding Project Leads; 0115 9249924 ext 61696/61697
Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
Contact: Sarah McKie, Breastfeeding Specialist Midwife (Office Tel: 0161 419 5502).
Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham
Contact: Dr Valerie Finigan or Tina Hughes c/o Children’s Outpatient Department, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham OL1 2JH . Telephone 0161 6278420 or Marie Clayton 0161 627 8168 or fax referral to 0161 778 5308.
The clinics run on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings and appointments can be booked by health-care professionals, general practitioners, midwives, paediatricians or breastfeeding counsellors. The service is available for both breast- and bottle-fed babies that have a feeding problem up to 4 months of age.
New Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Contact: Mr IA Bruce, Mrs J Nichani & Mr M Rothera (Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologists).
Referrals for breastfed and bottle-fed babies with tongue tie and feeding difficulties are accepted.
Contact: Tammi Allen (PA) on 0161 701 5039.
Spire Manchester Hospital & Spire Clinic Hale
Mr Iain Bruce (Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist) accepts referrals for breastfed and bottle- fed babies with no age limit.
Contact: Joan Murray (PA) on 0161 226 1601.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: for tongue tie division service enquiries please contact Mrs Sarah Allen on 01254 734389. If breastfed, the baby's feeding should first be assessed by someone experienced in breastfeeding support, to confirm the diagnosis and support any necessary improvements to positioning and attachment first.
Royal Preston Hospital
Contact: Susan Burt or Janet Edwards (Infant Feeding Advisors) on 01772 524512 or Dr Richa Gupta (Neonatal Consultant) via her secretary, on 01772 524423.
Infants less than 3 months old are seen in clinic on Tuesday mornings and assessed jointly by the IFAs and Dr Gupta (or a member of her paediatric team). The frenulotomy procedure is performed by an ENT surgeon. Breast fed babies and bottle fed babies can be referred.
Referrals can be made by a midwife, health visitor, infant feeding advisor or GP to Dr Gupta via her secretary. Referral forms and parent information leaflets are available from Dr Gupta’s secretary or the IFA's. Please inform GP of referral.
Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield
Contact: Mrs S E Clarke, F.R.C.S, Consultant E.N.T Surgeon (Tel: 01924 212 082; Fax 01924 213 601)
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Contact: Mrs Anne Lawson, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon (Tel: 0191 282 0614; Fax 0191 282 5376)
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Contact: Tel: 0131 536 0000; Fax 0131 536 0666
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
Referral must be by a health professional.
Contact: Debbie Barnett, Donor Milk Bank Coordinator/Infant Feeding Advisor. Tel 0141 232 (6)4004 / 07917750798
Donor Milk Bank, Southern General Hospital Maternity Unit, 1345 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 4TF
Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, Ayrshire
Contact: Theresa McElhone, Infant Feeding Co-ordinator (Tel: 01294 323395)
Karen Mackay and Janet Kellock, Infant Feeding Advisors Contact: Louise Benson for bookings firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel: 01463 704790)
Royal Aberdeen Childrens Hospital
Contact Mr Chris Driver, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, 01224 559925
You will need to take your child's Child Health Record book with you when you visit any of these hospitals.