Tagged with:Health Professionals

  • #NHS70: Pat’s Story

    4 Jul 2018

    Pat was born in 1954 with a cleft lip and palate. She is currently a Cleft Nurse Specialist at the Birmingham Children’s’ Hospital. In this interview to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, she offers insight into the changes in cleft care over the years that she has experienced as both a patient and a professional.

  • Dentists and Cleft: A look at the Role of Restorative Dentists in a Cleft Team

    17 Jan 2018

    As part of a cleft team, a restorative dentist will work with other specialists from different disciplines to provide the patient with a cleft lip and/or palate with necessary information, support, and care as they follow their treatment plan and consider their options from childhood into adulthood. This article is intended to offer insight into the role of a restorative dentist in treatment related to cleft lip and/or palate, and to highlight the dental treatment that people born with a cleft have access to.

  • Have Your Say: The CET Project

    17 Jan 2018

    Emma Southby, an experienced Cleft Nurse Specialist and a previous CLAPA Trustee,  is looking for interviewees for an exciting new venture to create new educational resources for health professionals across Europe.

  • Psychologists and Cleft: A look at the Role of a Clinical Psychologist in a Cleft Team

    12 Dec 2017

    On Saturday 8th July, Dr Kate le Marechal and I, both clinical psychologists from the South Thames Cleft Service (based at St Thomas’ Hospital) were lucky enough to be invited to speak at the inaugural CLAPA Adult Conference at the Ibis Hotel in Euston, London.

  • The City Cambodia Project – Week 5

    12 Oct 2016

    We spent Tuesday afternoon at CSC with Samnang for the cleft clinic. There was a mixture of initial and follow-up appointments where Samnang provided practical advice for patients and families as well as referrals for surgery.

  • The City Cambodia Project 2016

    4 Oct 2016

    Hello (Choum reap sor) from Cambodia! We are Tamsin and Natalie, newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists from City University, London. Together we represent The Cleft Team as part of this year’s City Cambodia Project. We will be working with children with cleft lip and palate across a number of different hospitals within the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

  • Evenings of Evidence: Palate Examination

    26 Feb 2016

    A free evening course for healthcare professionals which aims to give delegates the opportunity to discuss and get hands-on experience in applying the RCPCH best practice guide 'Palate examination: Identification of cleft palate in the newborn' which CLAPA was involved with.