Tagged with: Press Release

  • An Open Letter to Smile Train

    13 Oct 2017

    We at the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) were disgusted by Smile Train’s recent ‘halloween’ themed direct mailings. These mailings, which suggest that babies with unrepaired clefts are in some way ‘scary’ are deeply hurtful and offensive.

  • An Open Letter to ITV

    4 May 2017

    We at the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) were extremely disappointed to hear of an ignorant and highly offensive comment on the ITV programme ‘Benidorm’ which aired on 3rd May 2017.

  • Statement: Centralisation of Cleft Surgical Services in Scotland

    8 Sep 2016

    On 7th September 2016, a debate was held in the Scottish Parliament concerning the decision by the NHS board chiefs on 21st June 2016 to approve the recommendation that cleft surgical services in Scotland be centralised. This recommendation was made by the National Specialist Services Committee following a long-term consultation which CLAPA has been heavily involved with.