Harris Birthright Centre
What we do
The Harris Birthright Centre is a leading clinical unit and research centre for the assessment and treatment of unborn babies, caring for more than 10,000 patients each year. We see most patients within an hour of their arrival but the waiting time may sometimes be longer.
We routinely offer two ultrasound scans during pregnancy: one at 11-14 weeks and one between 20-23 weeks (the mid-pregnancy scan). Please print and complete the Scanning form and bring it with you when you come for your scan. You do not need to have a full bladder for these scans. We encourage you bring a partner or supporter with you for your scans.
IMPORTANT: we have moved. We are now based on the second floor of the Fetal Medicine Research Institute, a brand new facility at 16-20 Windsor Walk, SE5 8BB, next to Denmark Hill train station. This is a short walk from the main King’s College Hospital site.
Patients attending for appointments from Tuesday 26 January 2016 onwards should go straight to the Fetal Medicine Research Institute. You will continue to be treated by King’s staff, who will have access to all your electronic and paper records.
Preparing for your appointment
You do not need to have a full bladder for the antenatal scans.
Second Floor, Fetal Medicine Research Institute, 16-20 Windsor Walk, SE5 8BB
- Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3246
Conditions we treat
We offer the following:
- screening and prenatal diagnosis of foetal abnormalities
- foetal medicine
- screening for abnormalities, such as Down's syndrome and treatment of Rhesus disease
- nuchal translucency scanning
- foetal blood sampling
- embryo reduction
- treatment of twin transfusion syndrome
- insertion of shunts
- foetal intrauterine transfusion
- miscarriage clinic
- surgical clinic
- renal clinic
- psychotherapy service.
Booking a patient at King's
For routine appointments call 020 3299 3246 and choose option 3, then option 1.
For urgent (in the next 24 hours) appointments, call 020 3299 3246, choose option 3, followed by option 2.
For advice and guidance, call 020 3299 3246, choose option 3, then option 1.
Key Clinical Staff
|Dr Ranjit Akolekar||Consultant in Fetal Medicine|
|Dr Sarah Bower||Consultant in Fetal Medicine|
|Dr Nick Kametas||Consultant in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics|
|Dr David Neehall||Research Fellow|
|Miss Liona Poon||Clinical Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics|
|Mr Mandeep Singh||Consultant|
|Miss Meekai To||Consultant in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics|
|Miss Julie Webber||Specialist Midwife, Prenatal Diagnosis|
|Miss Alison Whitwham||Lead Midwife|
|Dr Vita Zidere||Consultant Fetal Cardiologist|
|Dr Nurit Zosmer||Associate Specialist in Early Pregnancy and Fetal Medicine|