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 NORTH WEST ENGLAND

Listed below are Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners who are full ATP members and provide tongue-tie services on a private basis.

For members requiring details to be listed, or amending current detail, please complete this form and email to Lynn Timms at membership@tongue-tie.org.uk
Please refer to this completed example form showing the required information.

CHESHIRE | LANCASHIRE | GREATER MANCHESTER | MERSEYSIDE

CHESHIRE

Janet Beech and Sharon Jones

Qualifications: International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Area covered: Chester and West Cheshire and further afield as required
Tel: 01244 363646 or 01244 365401
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) via Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
Email: Coc-tr.COCHInfant-Feeding@nhs.net
Additional Information: Seen privately at the Countess of Chester, ring 0775 1780869 for further details.

Petra Cox (Traynor)

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Area covered: Cheshire, Leicestershire, Manchester, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands
Tel: 07983 267512
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: info@nurturingnaturally.co.uk
Website: www.nurturingnaturally.co.uk
Additional information: Clinics on Mondays in Warwickshire, Wednesdays in Cheshire, Saturday mornings in Northampton & Saturday afternoons in Leicester. Home visits available within a 50 mile radius of NN8

Fiona Munro-Muotune

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside & Lancashire
Tel: 07907 308287
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: Mcrlact81@gmail.com
Website: www.mcrlc.co.uk
Additional Information: Twice weekly in Ollerbarrow House, 2009-2011 Ashley Road, Hale, WA15 9SQ

Dr Jonathan Winship

Qualifications: Dentist
Area covered: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
Tel: 07412 665153
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Email: drjonathanwinshiptonguetie@gmail.com
Additional information: Home visits 7 days a week, aim to see you within 24 hours.
Facebook - Cheshire Tongue Tie Clinic, Dr Jonathan Winship BDS, Twitter - Cheshire Tongue Tie@Chesh Tongue Tie.

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LANCASHIRE

Fiona Munro-Muotune

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside & Lancashire
Tel: 07907 308287
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: Mcrlact81@gmail.com
Website: www.mcrlc.co.uk
Additional Information: Twice weekly in Ollerbarrow House, 2009-2011 Ashley Road, Hale, WA15 9SQ

Dr Jonathan Winship

Qualifications: Dentist
Area covered: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
Tel: 07412 665153
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Email: drjonathanwinshiptonguetie@gmail.com
Additional information: Home visits 7 days a week, aim to see you within 24 hours.
Facebook - Cheshire Tongue Tie Clinic, Dr Jonathan Winship BDS, Twitter - Cheshire Tongue Tie@Chesh Tongue Tie.

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GREATER MANCHESTER

Petra Cox (Traynor)

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Area covered: West Midlands, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Manchester, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Bedfordshire.
Tel: 07983 267512
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: info@nurturingnaturally.co.uk
Website: www.nurturingnaturally.co.uk
Additional information: Clinics on Mondays in Warwickshire, Wednesdays in Cheshire, Saturday mornings in Northampton & Saturday afternoons in Leicester. Home visits available within a 50 mile radius of NN8

Fiona Munro-Muotune

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside & Lancashire
Tel: 07907 308287
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: Mcrlact81@gmail.com
Website: www.mcrlc.co.uk
Additional Information: Twice weekly in Ollerbarrow House, 2009-2011 Ashley Road, Hale, WA15 9SQ

Dr Jonathan Winship

Qualifications: Dentist
Area covered: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
Tel: 07412 665153
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Email: drjonathanwinshiptonguetie@gmail.com
Additional information: Home visits 7 days a week, aim to see you within 24 hours.
Facebook - Cheshire Tongue Tie Clinic, Dr Jonathan Winship BDS, Twitter - Cheshire Tongue Tie@Chesh Tongue Tie.

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MERSEYSIDE

Fiona Munro-Muotune

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside & Lancashire
Tel: 07907 308287
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: Mcrlact81@gmail.com
Website: www.mcrlc.co.uk
Additional Information: Twice weekly in Ollerbarrow House, 2009-2011 Ashley Road, Hale, WA15 9SQ

Dr Jonathan Winship

Qualifications: Dentist
Area covered: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
Tel: 07412 665153
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Email: drjonathanwinshiptonguetie@gmail.com
Additional information: Home visits 7 days a week, aim to see you within 24 hours.
Facebook - Cheshire Tongue Tie Clinic, Dr Jonathan Winship BDS, Twitter - Cheshire Tongue Tie@Chesh Tongue Tie.