Tagged with: NHS Cleft Services

  • Announcement from The National Surgical Cleft Service in Scotland

    25 Oct 2018

    The National Surgical Cleft Service is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr David Drake, Consultant OMFS and Cleft surgeon.  Mr Drake is an established cleft surgeon within the UK and will take up post on the 1st November 2018.

  • #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.

  • 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.

  • Cleft Care in the UK: Where Are We Now?

    31 Oct 2017

    At the turn of the century, UK cleft services were centralised into the Cleft Teams we know today. Now, a new study reveals which treatment outcomes have improved since then - and which are still lagging behind.

  • New Report Highlights Inequality in Speech & Language Therapy for Cleft Palate Children

    12 Oct 2017

    A new report shows shocking inequalities in speech and language therapy (SLT) provision across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Join CLAPA in demanding that local SLT services are funded based on evidence and recommendations from experts, and help us ensure all children born with a cleft palate are given the best possible chances in life.

  • Scotland Surgical Review: A Transition Plan

    12 May 2017

    NHS Scotland has released a Transition Plan to detail how the agreed move to a single service for cleft surgery in Scotland will work. They have asked CLAPA to help with distributing this to all families in Scotland who may be affected by this move.

  • Cleft Services In Scotland

    23 Mar 2017

  • Public Consultation Meetings – Surgical Services in Scotland Review

    4 Mar 2016

    As part of the review of Cleft Surgical Services in Scotland and the proposed change to the way these are delivered, three public consultation meetings will be held throughout the country. You are invited to attend and give your opinion on the proposed changes to the service.

  • Young people should be ‘at the heart’ of decisions about moving into adult care

    1 Mar 2016

    New guidance issued by NICE states that young people moving from children's to adult's services should be placed at the heart of decisions about their care.