ABOUT THE DIRECTORY - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The practitioners listed here are all members of the ATP and as such have provided evidence of appropriate training, professional registration and insurance. However, parents are urged to check the credentials of the person they are employing.

ATP is not a regulatory body and does not vouch for the quality of service of any member appearing in the membership directory. A member's inclusion in the directory does not constitute any kind of recommendation. As the ATP does not perform a regulatory function we suggest that if there are concerns about a private practitioner's practice then this should be raised with the practitioner in the first instance.

If the issue isn't adequately resolved or is serious in nature then advice should be sought from the practitioners regulatory body. For example the Nursing and Midwifery Council (www.nmc-uk.org), the General Medical Council (www.gmc-uk.org), General Dental Council (www.gdc-uk.org) or the General Osteopathic Council (www.osteopathy.org.uk).

Concerns involving NHS staff can be dealt with by contacting the NHS Hospital/Unit employing them. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the practitioner concerned or by contacting their employer/consulting their employer's website.

CHOOSING A PRIVATE TONGUE-TIE PRACTITIONER

Please use the links in the drop down menu at the top of the page to find private practitioners who provide a service in your local area.

Ensure the person you choose is a registered nurse, midwife, doctor or dentist and ask to see evidence of registration including their NMC/GMC/GDC number. As many mothers and babies need further help and support after tongue-tie division, the person you choose should either have expertise in breastfeeding or be able to refer you to someone who does.

Most private nurse/midwife tongue-tie practitioners are also International Board Certified Lactation Practitioners (IBCLC). All IBCLCs will be able to provide evidence of their qualification.

Choosing a local tongue-tie practitioner will also make it easier to access follow up and support afterwards.

Tongue-tie practitioners should be able to produce evidence of insurance (usually with the Medical Defence Union) and evidence that they have been trained to perform tongue-tie division. The prices charged and services offered by tongue-tie practitioners can be quite variable so may be worth phoning around if there are several in your area. Talking to other mothers who have used the services of a private tongue-tie practitioner can also be very helpful.

Self employed nurses/midwives providing frenulotomy do not need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission. Further information on this is available for members in the 'Members Area' of this site or on request to members of the public/other professsionals.

FIND A TONGUE-TIE PRACTITIONER IN THE NHS

Listed below are those individuals and Trusts who provide tongue-tie services within the NHS. If you are a Tongue-tie Practitioner working in the NHS we can list your services - please contact Lynn Timms on membership@tongue-tie.org.uk to discuss further.

NORTH | EAST | CENTRAL | SOUTH | WEST

NORTH

BRADFORD MATERNITY SERVICES

Name: Janette Westman and Samantha Britton
Position: Midwife / Infant Feeding Advisors/Lactation consultant.
Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bradford
Clinic or group: Via the breastfeeding clinic at the women and newborns unit on 01274 364583
Referral criteria: Received care from Bradford maternity services and experiencing feeding problems (feeding assessment performed by us prior to procedure), up to 6 months of age, may self-refer.

BRADFORD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Name: Professor Chris H Raine
Position: Consultant ENT Surgeon
Area covered: Bradford and wider Yorkshire County
Referrals can be emailed to Mrs Debbie Moore (secretary) and/or faxed to 01274 366549.
Procedures are done within appropriate facilities and older children are reviewed for speech issues and GA facilities if required. A walk-in service to the paediatric clinic is available for evaluation and appropriate surgical intervention.

HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE HOSPITALS MATERNITY SERVICES

Name: Anna Lee-Hughes and 4 other midwives
Position: Midwives and Frenotomy Practitioners
Area covered: Hull and E Yorkshire
Clinic or group: Babies born in Hull and E.Yorks Hospitals maternity services, up to 28 days old - reviewed on Rowan Ward, Women and Children's Hospital, following telephone referral from Community Midwife or Health Visitor. 07917 158824 or 01482 605381
Referral criteria: Baby's experiencing difficulty establishing effective breast or bottle feeding, where a Tongue-tie is suspected.
Additional information: Referrals for babies over 28 days and babies from outside our Trust can be made by a GP to Mr Fleet (Paed Cons) by faxing details to 01482 382604 and marked FAO Sister Jo O'Conner, Paed OPD.

LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND

GP Referral to: Mr. Conboy ENT Surgeon or Mr. Eradi Paediatric Surgeon

Name: Denise Pemberton
Position: Infant Feeding Co-ordinator University Hospitals of Leicester
Area covered: Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
Referral criteria: Babies born within the area with feeding problems who are under 28 days of age, needing feeding assessment appointment Friday morning at Leicester General Hospital with UHL Infant Feeding Team
Referral process: Referral by health care professional to denise.j.pemberton@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Name: Carole Fishwick
Position: Infant Feeding Lead for the Leicester Partnership Trust
Area covered: Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
Referral criteria: Babies born within the area with feeding problems who are over 28 days of age, needing feeding assessment and support appointment on Wednesday morning at Springfield Medical Centre, with LPT Infant Feeding Team
Referral process: Referral by health care professional to Carole.Fishwick@leicspart.nhs.uk

LEIGHTON HOSPITAL

Name: Sarah Bramhall
Position: Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Qualifications: Registered Nurse and Midwife

Name: Rachel Asher
Position: Community Neonatal Midwife
Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: CCG who are within our contract.
South Cheshire, Vale Royal, West Cheshire, East Cheshire, North Staffordshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire, Stoke on Trent
Clinic or group: Weekly at Leighton Hospital
Referral criteria: Infants with feeding difficulties attributed to tongue tie up to 4 months of age, referred by the Leighton Hospital Infant Feeding Team or Cherubs organisation.
Tel: 01270 273563
Email: sarah.bramhall@mcht.nhs.uk

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - KINGS MILL HOSPITAL, SUTTON IN ASHFIELD

Name: Jo Lincoln
Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Position: Infant Feeding Co-ordinator.
Area covered: Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
Referral criteria: referrals taken from NHS professionals. Tel: 01623 622515 ext-6483

NOTTINGHAM - UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

Name: Sarah Jane Elbourne
Qualifications: Registered Midwife International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Position: Midwife - Infant Feeding Project Lead
Area covered: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Referral criteria: Referral by Health professionals only.
Referral Process: Refer to Infant Feeding Cafes at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust for assessment by Infant Feeding Leads.
Tongue-tie separation undertaken within Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Tel: 0115 924 9924 ext 61697

STOCKPORT

Name: Sarah Mckie, Breastfeeding Specialist Midwife
Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certufied Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Stockport
Clinics: Tongue tie and breastfeeding support clinics
Referral criteria: Babies up to 16 weeks - breastfeeding or formula feeding
Referral process: referrals received via telephone 01614 195558 or
email snt-tr.stockportinfantfeeding@nhs.net

CITY HOSPITALS SUNDERLAND

Name: Gillian Lund, Public Health Midwife
Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: Sunderland
Clinic: Weekly Feeding Assessment, tongue-tie clinic at City Hospitals Sunderland
Referral criteria: Newborns from birth to 16 weeks who are having feeding problems with suspected tongue tie
Process: Health professionals can contact Gillian.Lund@sunderland.gov.uk for appointment
Parents can self refer but must attend Breastfeeding Clinic prior to appointment contact Amanda.Dunbar@sunderland.gov.uk for appointment at Breastfeeding Clinic

TAMESIDE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Name: Lyndsey Lythe, Infant Feeding Coordinator
Qualifications: Registered nurse,registered midwife
Area covered:Greater Manchester. Will accept out of area referrals, but priority given to local residents
Referrals: The clinic is held every Wednesday afternoon in the Children's outpatient department. Babies can be seen up to 6 months old with feeding associated problems, either breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Referrals accepted from Health care professionals and breast feeding peer supporters. Parents with concerns can see Midwife, GP, HV or attend a local support group for a referral if appropriate. Please use this Referral Form.
Please send referrals to Lyndsey.lythe@tgh.nhs.uk.

WALSALL HEALTH CARE NHS TRUST

Name: Lindsey Perry
Position: Specialist Health Visitor Infant Feeding
Area covered: West Midlands (potential wider geographical area if GP/ CCG are able to fund)
Referrals from Health Professionals only - no parental referrals.
For enquiries/referral documents please contact Lindsey Perry Specialist Health Visitor 07917505358 lindsey.perry@nhs.net

YORK TEACHING HOSPITAL, SCARBOROUGH SITE

Name: Jacqueline Mortimer Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Health Visitor
Position: Midwife & Infant Feeding Co-ordinator.
Area covered: Scarborough area.
Referral criteria: For babies under 28 days, age phone 01947 824290. Referral by health professionals.
Additional information: Clinic held Tuesday mornings 10.00am - 12am York Teaching Hospital, Scarborough site.

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EAST

SOUTHEND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, ESSEX

Name: Kandasamy Ganesan
Position: Dentist / Consultant Oral Surgeon
Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Master of Dental Surgery(Oral and maxillofacial Surgery)
Area covered: Essex
Tel: Secretary 01702 435555- ext 6429

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CENTRAL

WARWICK HOSPITAL

Name: Angela Danks
Position: Midwife and Tongue-tie Practitioner
Name: Sally Davies
Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Position: Midwife
Name: Alison Clayton
Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Position: Infant Feeding Coordinator, Specialist Midwife, Tongue-tie Practitioner
Email: alison.clayton@swft.nhs.uk
Area covered: Birthed at with Warwick Hospital or living in South Warwickshire
Referrals to Tongue-tie Service, C/o Swan Ward, Maternity Unit, Warwick Hospital, Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BW

WEST MIDLANDS - DUDLEY

Position: Midwife / tongue tie practitioners
Area covered: Dudley
Referral criteria: For babies up to 8 weeks of age. Main areas able to access the service are Dudley, Sandwell and Stafford, however there maybe appointments available for other areas but these cannot be guaranteed.
Email: tonguetie.assessment@nhs.net

WORCESTERSHIRE ACUTE NHS TRUST

Name: Caroline Payne, Specialist midwife - infant feeding, Frenulotomy practitioner
Name: Becky Davenport .Specialist midwife - infant feeding, Frenulotomy practitioner
Area covered: West Midlands (potential wider geographical area if GP/ CCG are able to fund)
Referral criteria: We will accept Babies up to 16 weeks - breastfeeding or formula feeding. The baby must have been seen by a health professional / health worker who thinks the feeding issues may be due to a tongue tie.
Referral Process: Referrals can be made by anyone using the Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust website.
Complete the referral form on the page (in the tongue-tie section) and return the form using the email shown on the page
wah-tr.Tongue-Tie@nhs.net

WORCESTER ROYAL HOSPITAL

Name: Martin Porter
Position: ENT Surgeon
Area covered: Hertfordshire and Worcester
Referral criteria: Infant feeding and tongue-tie to have been assessed by a health care professional first.
Referral Process: Patients accepted after assessment by Midwife, Health Visitor or GP to Mr Martin Porter, ENT Department, Worcester Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1DD
Tel: 01905 760887
Fax 01905 760179
Additional Information www.ENT-Surgeon.co.uk

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SOUTH

BASINGSTOKE - HAMPSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Name: Sue James
Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Position: Midwife and Tongue tie practitioner
Area covered: Basingstoke, (Area covered by North Hampshire area plus anyone born in Winchester that cannot be seen there)
Referral criteria: Babies must be under 28 days with a breastfeeding problem (either Mum or baby). Decision for frenulotomy will be made after full assessment.
Phone referral required by someone who has observed the infant feeding. Parents can self refer.
Referral made by phoning the Postnatal ward of Basingstoke hospital on 01256 313321 when an appointment will be made.
Tongue tie clinics held here one day each week usually on Wednesdays.

BERKSHIRE - ROYAL BERKSHIRE NHS TRUST

Name: Claire Carter
Position: Infant feeding Adviser
Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Royal Berkshire NHS Trust
Referral criteria: Only for babies born at Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Tel: 07799 156120

BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS TRUST

Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, West Sussex and The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex.
Name: Janet Everest and 3 other midwives
Qualifications: Registered Midwife, Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Position: Infant Feeding Lead , midwives and Frenotomy Practitioners
Area covered: Mid Sussex, East Sussex and the Brighton area
Referral criteria: Under I month of age for baby's experiencing difficulty establishing effective breast or bottle feeding, where a Tongue-tie is suspected. The baby must have been seen by a health professional/health worker who thinks the feeding issues may be due to a tongue tie. A decision for frenulotomy will be made at the appointment after a full assessment.
Appointments via Bolney Ward at the Princess Royal Hospital 01444 441881 ext 8478

CENTRAL SURREY HEALTH

Name: Lorraine Collingwood
Qualifications: Registered Health Visitor
Position: Health Visitor Specialist Nurse Practitioner
Area covered: Dorking, Surrey
Clinic or group: Weekly breatfeeding and tongue-tie clinic, 9am-1pm Thursdays, at Medwyns Centre, Dorking, Surrey
Referral criteria: Must be referred by a health professional, no parental referrals.
Tel: 01306 743341
Email: lorraine.coppers@live.com

EAST SURREY HOSPITAL

Name: Min Chadd
Qualifications: Registered Midwife International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Position: Midwife, Infant Feeding Advisor and Frenotomy Practitioners
Area covered: West Sussex, Crawley, Horsham and surrounding area.
Clinic or group: Babies born in East Surrey Hospital maternity services, up to 4 months old.
Referral criteria: Baby's experiencing difficulty establishing effective breast or bottle feeding, where a Tongue-tie is suspected. Referral by a Health Care Professional to Heather Cooper at East Surrey Hospital.
Tel: 01737 768511 ext 6933
Email: min.chadd@sash.nhs.uk

EAST SUSSEX HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

Name: Jayne Collins
Position: Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife
Area covered: East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust
Referral criteria: For babies up to 12 weeks of age. Parents or health professionals to phone.
Tel: 07753 584689
Email: jayne.collins@esht.nhs.uk
Additional information: The General Practitioner , Community Midwife / Health Visitor and hospital of birth are informed after the procedure.

LONDON - QUEEN CHARLOTTE'S & CHELSEA HOSPITAL

Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (therefore also receives referrals from St Marys hospital, Praed Street, Paddington.
Name: Juliet Albert, Ellie Matthews and Jackie Hayward
Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
(Juliet and Ellie)
Qualifications: Registered Midwife (Jackie)
Position: Specialist tongue tie Midwife ( Juliet), Infant feeding specialist lead for Imperial (Ellie ).
Area covered: West London. We do prioritize women that have delivered at QCCH and SMH or who live in the geographical area serviced by our community midwives (extends to some women that have delivered at Chelsea and Westminster and Ealing hospitals respectively).
Referral criteria Age of babies newborn up to 8 weeks. Both formula or breastfeeding. Need to be experiencing feeding problems.
Referral process: download the referral form here.

LONDON - ROYAL FREE LONDON FOUNDATION TRUST

Name: Jean Waldman
Position: Specialist Midwife.
Area covered: Royal Free London Foundation Trust
Clinic or group: Breastfeeding support and baby Tongue-tie service, Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00. Paediatric Outpatients, Royal Free, Pond Street, NW3 2QG
Referral criteria: referral form available by email. Must be referred by a NHS professional or a breasfeeding supporter. No parental referrals.
Email: lisa.hammond@nhs.net

OXFORD - JOHN RADCLIFFE HOSPITAL, EAR NOSE AND THROAT DEPARTMENT

Name: Ms Ciba Paul
Position: Senior Specialty Doctor ENT
Area covered: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Referral criteria: Anterior and Posterior tongue ties causing problems with feeding
Referral process: Referral via Midwives, GPs, SALT, Health Visitors and Lactation Consultants to secretary Paul Quinn.
Tel: 01865 231060
Email: Paul.quinn@ouh.nhs.uk

PORTSMOUTH HOSPITAL TRUST

Name: Hayley Nelson
Position: Registered Midwife and International Board Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Any baby whose maternity care has been provided from Portsmouth Hospital Trust
Referral criteria: Must be referred by an NHS professional with a feeding assessment. Baby must be under 28 days at time of appointment.
Referral process: Completion of this referral form.
Tel: 02392 286000 ext 4530 or mobile 07798 925529
Email: Hayley.Nelson@porthosp.nhs.uk

SALISBURY DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Name: Jenny Stagg and Monica Edwards
Position: Infant Feeding Co-ordinator
Area covered: Salisbury area
Referral criteria: Postal referrals need to be sent marked:
FAO Tongue-tie Practitioner, Maternity Reception, Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
Tel: 01722 336262 ext 2177

SOUTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL

Name: Jayne Threlfall
Position: Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Wessex
Referral criteria: Must be referred by a NHS professional or a breastfeeding supporter. No parental referrals.
Referral process: Health professionals can refer a baby to UHS by writing to us, please complete the following referral form.
Referral letters should be sent to:
Professor Nigel Hall, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon,
CO Pippa Hicks, Patient Pathway Co-Ordinator, Child Health, Women's and Children's Division, G Level East Wing EG244, Southampton Children's Hospital
Tel: 02381 206677 or Fax: 02381 204750

SURREY - CENTRAL SURREY HEALTH

Name: Nina Grice
Position: Specialist Practitioner-Health Visitor, Infant Feeding Advisor.
Area covered: Central Surrey Health.
Referral criteria: Must be referred by a Health Professional. No parental referrals.

SURREY - ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL, GUILDFORD

Name: Kate Rosati
Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Position: Breastfeeding Specialist Midwife
Area covered: Guildford.
Referral criteria: Must be referred by an NHS professional.
Tel: 07557 128363
Email: erosati@nhs.net

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WEST

BRISTOL NORTH NHS TRUST

Name: Marion Copeland
Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Position: Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife and IBCLC
Area covered: by the North Bristol NHS Trust including Southmead or Cossham Hopitals
Referral process : to Marion Copeland 01173 233527
Email: Marion.Copeland@nbt.nhs.uk

GLOUCESTERSHIRE ROYAL HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Name: Sharon Newman, Registered Midwife and Nurse
Beth Noon, Registered Midwife and Nurse and
Sue Maxwell
Position: Frenulotomy and Infant Feeding Specialist Midwives
Area covered: Gloucester County ( will accept outside area via GP referral and funding approval)
Referral criteria: Health professional or peer support worker referral only. No parent referrers. babies up to 12 weeks of age. Must have had vitamin K
Referrals to Sharon Newman
Email: sharon.newman@glos.nhs.uk
Tel: 03004 225520

YEOVIL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL & YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Name: Sallyann Batstone
Position: Infant Feeding Lead Midwife
Area covered: Yeovil
Referrals for babies up to 6 weeks of age - email: sallyanne.batstone@ydh.nhs.uk

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