The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Your child's appointment with the orthotic community service

Community orthotics children's clinics


Sunshine House 
(specialist children's orthotic service for Southwark residents)

Wednesday mornings

020 3049 7776

Mary Sheridan Centre for 
Child Health 
(specialist children's orthotic service for Lambeth residents) 



Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings


020 3049 7776

For information about our adult clinics, please see the Guy's and St Thomas' website.

How to get an appointment

You must have a written referral from your child's hospital doctor, GP or NHS therapist.

Before your appointment

Please bring any orthotic devices your child has previously been provided with.

During your appointment

Your child's appointment will be with one of our state registered orthotists.

The orthotists are qualified professionals responsible for the assessment, prescription, design, manufacture and fitting of orthoses.

They work with medical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, prosthetists and podiatrists. Consequently these professionals may be present during your child's appointment, if appropriate.

Appointments are for 30 minutes and may be longer for complex assessments.

We support student training and will always ask your permission for students to be present at your child's appointment. 

After your appointment

The orthotist will give you and your child guidance on the orthosis and how to look after it.

Reviews of the orthosis will be arranged as and when they are needed.

Your orthotist may liaise with whoever referred your child, to let them know how they are progressing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 020 3049 7776.


Tel: 020 3049 7776 

Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm

How to find us

We're based at Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre, but run clinics for children at Sunshine House and the Mary Sheridan Centre.