If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come unless you hear otherwise.
To help keep everyone safe, only one parent or carer can attend. No other family or friends can visit.
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Cleft lip and palate service

Cleft lip and palate centre for the south east


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for patients

Orthodontic and children’s dentistry patients under the care of the South Thames Cleft Service

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, there will be no routine appointments for the immediate future. 

If your child’s appointment has been postponed, you will be have been contacted. If your child has a hospital appointment with the South Thames Cleft Service and you have not been contacted, please email us on cleftservices@gstt.nhs.uk or call on 020 7188 1321.

Orthodontic or dental emergencies

If you have any queries regarding your child’s teeth, please get in touch with us via telephone on 020 7188 1321 or email: cleftservices@gstt.nhs.uk.

Currently, our dental team have a limited capacity for face-to-face appointments and may arrange a virtual appointment with you, either by telephone or video at the first instance.

If your child has a dental emergency, seek advice from your dentist in the first instance. If this is not possible, there is limited dental emergency service based at the Dental Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital between 9-10:30am.

Surgical support

If you have a question about surgery please email cleftservices@gstt.nhs.uk and one of our team will be in touch .

Adult patients

The service has also had to cancel all adult outpatient services at present. If you have an emergency and need to speak to one of the team, please use the contact details above.

Antenatal and new baby referrals to the South Thames Cleft Service

If you wish to refer a new patient to the South Thames Cleft Service, please call us on 07548 152 738 and one of the team will be in touch.

Read all our latest information on coronavirus.


Our team of healthcare professionals provide specialist care for children and adults up to the age of 20 born with a cleft lip and/or palate in south London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. We also provide care in parts of Hampshire, as well as Jersey, Malta and Gibraltar.

Outpatient clinics are held at St Thomas' Hospital and at our six regional outreach clinics. Surgery is carried out at Evelina London or at Guy's Hospital (our twin site).

Take a tour around our cleft services

Have a look around our cleft and palate service at St Thomas' Hospital, using our virtual tours.


Support the South Thames cleft service

Our cleft charity fund is open to donations and we are grateful for any contributions, large or small. All funds go towards improving patient care and the experience of our patients at the South Thames cleft service.

Donations can be made by a cheque made out to 'Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.'

Please post your cheque to:
South Thames cleft service
St Thomas' Hospital
1st floor, South Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH



Tel: 020 7188 1321

Email: cleftservices@gstt.nhs.uk

How to find us

South Thames cleft service (PDF 219Kb)
1st floor, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

This department is only accessible via lift/staircase C.

Map of First Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 219Kb) 

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