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Human teratogens education course and 3rd International Joint Meeting of the ENTIS and OTIS





Education Course - OTIS - ENTIS
Photograph courtesy of Visit England

The UK Teratology Information Service and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to invite you to the first UK human teratogens education course (September 4-6, 2018) and 3rd International Joint Meeting of the European Network of Teratology Information Services (ENTIS) and Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) (September 6-8, 2018).

For more information and to register, please visit

20th Feb 2018





2015/16 Annual Reports

The NPIS and RDTC annual reports are now available from our resources section

1st Dec 2016





3rd International ENTIS and OTIS Joint Meeting
UKTIS are pleased to announce that the 3rd International ENTIS and OTIS Joint Meeting will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. September  5-9, 2018.  More details to follow…

30th Nov 2016





Women now able to report pregnancy exposures to UKTIS via bumps
scan2Over the years pregnant women have asked to report their details to UKTIS directly so that this information is available to other women who may need to consider whether or not to take a certain medicine in the future.

Our new online reporting facility offers all pregnant women (not just those taking certain medicines or whose pregnancies did not result in a healthy baby), or women who have been pregnant in the past, the option to create their own password protected ‘my bump’s record’.

The information entered into these records is stored and reviewed periodically by UKTIS to better understand how medicines, a woman’s lifestyle or the illness for which she was taking the medicine, may affect her baby’s development in the womb. Please encourage your patients to visit bumps at to find out more.

12th May 2015





Merry Christmas
Merry ChristmasUKTIS would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

19th Dec 2013





PROTECT Pregnancy Study
Protect StudyThis study is being carried out to test new ways of collecting information on lifestyle factors, health, and use of medicines throughout pregnancy in a large number of pregnant women.  This information is needed to help find out more about the safety of medicines in pregnancy, so we can improve the advice given to pregnant women who need to take medicines.  If you would like to learn more or you would like to get involved, please visit the website.

8th Feb 2013





Patient Information Leaflets
Coming soon - UKTIS are about to launch their first patient information leaflets regarding medication use in pregnancy. The estimated delivery date is very soon so please keep checking back regularly to be the first to see our newborn arrivals!!

24th Sep 2012





RCGP 2012
UKTIS will again be attending the Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Primary Care Conference in Glasgow from 3rd of October.  Come and see us at stand 87 to hear about the launch of our new ‘UKTIS BUMPs’ patient information leaflets.

24th Sep 2012





Principles of Prescribing in Pregnancy Workshop
UKTIS will be holding a workshop on principles of prescribing in pregnancy at The Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group 18th Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held in Liverpool in November.  Join us on Saturday 10th November in session ‘B’ to learn about safer prescribing in pregnancy.

24th Sep 2012





Smoking and drinking in pregnancy
Smoking and drinking in pregnancy 'harms 10,000 babies in UK each year' - newborns suffer permanent harm, including brain damage, disability or physical deformity, says Terence Stephenson, Professor of Child Health

14th Nov 2011





BPSA Pennine Area Conference
As part of UKTIS’ commitment to continued provision of teratology information to health care professionals, we will be taking part in the British Pharmaceutical Students Association Pennine Area Conference on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Saturday 12th November at Bradford University. Alongside experts in midwifery and scientific experts on the subject of medication use in breastfeeding, UKTIS will be delivering a presentation to students and pre-reg pharmacists explaining the basic science of teratology whilst focusing on safe medication use by pregnant women, and how pharmacists can improve this safety. In addition to the presentation, a workshop identifying the risks associated with antidepressant medication use in pregnancy and considering the clinical relevance of these issues will be overseen by UKTIS.

11th Nov 2011





RCGP 2011
On the 20th of October UKTIS attended the Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Primary Care Conference. Thanks to everyone who came to talk with us.



2nd Nov 2011





UKMI 2011
UKTIS attended the 37th UK Medicines Information Practice Development Seminar Warwick 22-23rd September 2011. A big thank you to everyone who came to talk to us

26th Oct 2011






On Friday 9th September ‘Pregnant Pauses’ were held in cities around the UK to raise awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

This year Newcastle took part by holding an event in the city centre.

Pregnant Pause 01Pregnant Pause 02pp03a


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