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 SOUTH 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.

AVON | CORNWALL | DEVON | DORSET | SOMERSET | WILTSHIRE

AVON

Name:Tatiana Mela (Pshchulkovska)

Area covered: Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire
Tel: 07962 615166
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: mummebaby@gmail.com
Website: mummebaby.com
Additional information: Mummebaby clinic by appointment for infant feeding and tongue-tie assessment/division/follow up.
Switchboard: 08435 231041

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CORNWALL

Louise Stickland

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
Tel: 07914 352356 or 01392 277615
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: louise-exeter@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.breastfeedingdevon.co.uk
Additional information: Regular clinics in Exeter and Plymouth and home visits. Appointments can be made at short notice on any day of the week including weekends.


DEVON

Name: Elizabeth Gunn

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Devon
Tel: 07542 284065
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: info@healthy-babies-uk.org
Website: www.healthy-babies-uk.org

Louise Stickland

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
Tel: 07914 352356 or 01392 277615
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: louise-exeter@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.breastfeedingdevon.co.uk
Additional information: Regular clinics in Exeter and Plymouth and home visits. Appointments can be made at short notice on any day of the week including weekends.

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DORSET

Elizabeth Carter

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Dorset
Tel: 01202 625296 or 07815 953508
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: clevegoldcarters@yahoo.co.uk
Additional information: Frenulotomy procedure for babies up to 16 weeks old

Alice Girling

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: Dorset
Tel: 07712 340269
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: babybourne@babybourne.uk
Website: www.babybourne.uk
Additional information: All BH Postal Codes Covered. Clinic held in Poole. Home visits available.

Eleanor May-Johnson

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: 50 mile radius from Southampton
Tel: 07900 951571
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Allied World Assurance Company Limited through Neighbourhood Midwives
Email: eleanor.may-johnson@neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk
Website www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk

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SOMERSET

Elizabeth Gunn

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Somerset
Tel: 07542 284065
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: info@healthy-babies-uk.org
Website: www.healthy-babies-uk.org

Name:Tatiana Mela (Pshchulkovska)

Area covered: Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire
Tel: 07962 615166
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: mummebaby@gmail.com
Website: mummebaby.com
Additional information: Mummebaby clinic by appointment for infant feeding and tongue-tie assessment/division/follow up.
Switchboard: 08435 231041

Louise Stickland

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
Tel: 07914 352356 or 01392 277615
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: louise-exeter@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.breastfeedingdevon.co.uk
Additional information: Regular clinics in Exeter and Plymouth and home visits. Appointments can be made at short notice on any day of the week including weekends.

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WILTSHIRE

Louise Beland

Qualifications: Registered Osteopath
Area covered: No area restrictions anyone welcome - no home visits by Louise
Tel: 01865 858956 - messages can be left on answer machine after office hours
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: louisebelandosteopath@gmail.com
Website: www.louisebelandosteopath.co.uk
Additional information: Appointments only Monday-Wednesday 9.30am to 3pm - based in Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxford.

Jill Hutchings

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: 50 mile radius from Southampton including West Sussex, Surrey, Oxford, Wiltshire and Berkshire
Tel: 07471 904670
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Allied World Assurance Company Limited through Neighbourhood Midwives
Email: jill.hutchings@neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk
Website: www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk

Eleanor May-Johnson

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: 50 mile radius from Southampton
Tel: 07900 951571
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Allied World Assurance Company Limited through Neighbourhood Midwives
Email: eleanor.may-johnson@neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk
Website: www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk

Name:Tatiana Mela (Pshchulkovska)

Area covered: Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire
Tel: 07962 615166
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: mummebaby@gmail.com
Website: mummebaby.com
Additional information: Mummebaby clinic by appointment for infant feeding and tongue-tie assessment/division/follow up.
Switchboard: 08435 231041

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