Emergency gynaecology

The early pregnancy assessment and gynaecology unit (EPAGU) is a nurse-led, consultant-directed specialist unit for women who need emergency care for gynaecological problems and problems in early pregnancy. Every effort is made to see any urgent GP referrals with abdominal pain in early pregnancy on the same day and non-urgent referrals on the same or the next day.

For more information on visiting our maternity services and early pregnancy units, read our patient information leaflet here.

Barnet Hospital

The unit is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 

For further advice about emergency gynaecology at Barnet Hospital, call 020 8216 5233. Referrals are either from GP or the emergency department.

Royal Free Hospital

The unit is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 8pm with scanning facilities from 9am to 5pm. It is located on the 5th floor, next door to maternity. Patients needing assistance outside of these hours should attend our emergency department.

Specialist nurses also provide advice by telephone on  020 7472 6374 during opening hours. You can also call 020 7794 0500 ext 38205 or 31468.

For further advice about emergency gynaecology at the Royal Free Hospital, call 020 7472 6374 or 020 7794 0500 ext 38205/31468.


We do not currently provide a walk-in service. Referrals are either from a GP, the accident and emergency unit or the urgent care centre. We also take referrals from other health care providers in both the public and private sectors.

Patients with three previous, recurrent miscarriages, a previous ectopic pregancy or previous molar pregnancy can self-refer to the Royal Free Hospital by contacting unit prior to attendance on the telephone numbers above.