Christmas Opening Hours

  • 21st December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 22nd December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 23rd December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 24th December – Opening hours are 0900 - 1300
  • 25th December – Unit is closed
  • 26th December – Unit is closed
  • 27th December – Unit is closed
  • 28th December – Unit is closed
  • 29th December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 30th December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 31st December – Opening hours are 0900 – 1300
  • 1st January – Unit is closed
  • 2nd January – Unit open as normal for Saturday service 0900-1300
  • 3rd January –  Unit is closed
  • 4th January – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700

The Fetal Medicine Foundation is a Registered Charity that aims to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies through research and training in fetal and fertility medicine.

Professor Kypros Nicolaides is the founder and chairman of The Fetal Medicine Foundation which he set up in 1995. Professor Nicolaides has authored over 1,500 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 30 books. He has an H-index of 183, which is the highest of any Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in the world and has had his research cited over 135,000 times. 

Professor Nicolaides has provided training in fetal medicine to over 1000 doctors from over 50 countries. To-date, The Fetal Medicine Foundation has donated more than £45 million to finance the training of doctors from around the world and to carry out major multi-centre research studies in fetal medicine. It also organises the annual global congress in fetal medicine which is attended by more than 2,000 participants from all over the world. 

In 2016/2017, the Fetal Medicine Foundation made a donation of £22 million to King’s College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for investment in the Trust’s fetal medicine services. 

In the last 20 years, The Foundation has supported research and training in the following areas through grants to a total of more than £23 million:

  • Early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
  • Screening for chromosomal defects
  • Development of safer techniques for prenatal diagnosis
  • Intrauterine fetal surgery
  • Prediction and prevention of preeclampsia
  • Prediction and prevention of preterm birth
  • Prediction and prevention of stillbirth
  • Prediction and management of fetal growth restriction
  • Problems of multiple pregnancies

The main source of income for The Fetal Medicine Foundation is The Fetal Medicine Centre and King’s Fertility.