||I have a specialist interest in the prevention of preterm birth and am involved in current research for the prediction and prevention of preterm birth. With my colleague Nigel Simpson, I run the Preterm Prevention Clinic at St James?s and LGI. We provide care for women who require closer surveillance due to previous preterm births or because of conditions that may increase the risk of a future preterm birth. This may include ultrasound scans of the cervix along with the insertion of transvaginal (Shirodkar) and transabdominal cervical sutures. I also regularly review women who have previously delivered very early babies, to discuss and plan the management of future pregnancies.