Referrals should be made by telephone only by contacting the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) closest to where the baby lives:
- South London:
- 07768 474 667
- 07976 292 232
- 07884 182 756
- West Kent/Sussex:
- North and East Kent:
- 07810 483 923
- 07768 474 876
If the diagnosis is made antenatally, the ultrasound department will refer directly to the CNS, who will make contact with the family within 24 hours.
If a baby is born with a cleft lip and/or palate, the ward staff on the maternity unit will refer directly to the CNS, who will visit, carry out a feeding assessment and develop a management plan.
Occasionally, referrals can be made by a GP or health visitor. These referrals can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents may make a self-referral directly to the CNS.
An on-call service is provided 365 days a year, including bank holidays for antenatal and postnatal referrals.