Tongue Tie Assessment

If you suspect your baby of having a tongue tie (sometimes known as frenulotomy or ankyloglossia), or if a tongue tie has been diagnosed by a health professional, a referral may be made to our midwife tongue tie practitioners. The referral must be made by completing the referral form and forwarding by email to: On our receipt of this fully completed form, we will contact you by telephone within a week.

During the telephone call, we will assess the need for you to attend an appointment at the Tongue Tie clinic. Clinics are held three times a week and are located on the ground floor of Russells Hall Hospital in the Paediatric area of the Women and Children’s Outpatient Department. This is the first department on the left if you enter the hospital by the Maternity entrance.

For further information on tongue tie, please read the tongue tie patient information leaflets below.

The national clinical advice in relation to tongue tie division has now changed. At the current time we will not be performing tongue tie divisions on babies born at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust but will continue to support women and babies with feeding. We will review the situation on a weekly basis and perform a tongue tie division as soon as it is safe to do so.

Key staff