The UK Teratology Information Service (UKTIS) is commissioned by Public Health England on behalf of UK Health Departments. We provide a national service on all aspects of the toxicity of drugs and chemicals in pregnancy. Information is
provided to health professionals via a telephone information service and written information available online. Summary documents which provide advice regarding many medications and chemicals during pregnancy can be accessed via our website www.UKTIS.org.
Access to the full documents can be found by registering with TOXBASE, which is free of charge to NHS and NHS-affiliated departments, units and practices in the UK. A key role of UKTIS is to collect pregnancy outcome data from women who have been exposed to drugs and chemicals in pregnancy. This surveillance provides prospective data on the incidence of fetal complications. Such information is fundamental to expanding the limited available data on
which to base advice and contribute to the provision of an individual risk assessment for a pregnant woman exposed to drugs and chemicals, and preconception advice for men and women concerning drug and chemical exposures. These follow up data are included in UKTIS documents and are also published in peer reviewed journals.
Further information can be obtained from our website, www.UKTIS.org
For NHS Health Professionals Only Tel. 0844 892 0909 (9.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday) Outside of these hours, urgent enquiries only Fax. 0191 260 6193 (office hours)
Who uses this service?
We welcome enquiries from UK National Health Service healthcare professionals. If you are a patient, please contact your GP or midwife asking them to contact UKTIS on your behalf.
Who works here?
We are staffed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of clinicians, scientists, nurses and
pharmacists. UKTIS have a dedicated team of staff who specialise in teratology related activities including regional, national and international research projects, studentships, teaching and training, regular attendance at teratology related conferences and meetings and literature searching specifically in the area of reproductive toxicology.
When can I contact the service?
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 Outside of these hours, the service is available for urgent enquiries only