If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you come unless you hear otherwise. See all our information about COVID-19, including our most current visiting information.

Rail and tube strikes are planned for Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June and Saturday 25 June. If your child has an appointment with us, please plan ahead and still try to attend. If you are unable to get to your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Cleft service team

The cleft team is made up of specialist clinicians from different areas who work together to provide care and treatment from before birth right through to adulthood for children with cleft lip and/or palate problems.

Consultant cleft surgeons

  • Duncan Atherton – consultant cleft surgeon
  • Norma Timoney – consultant cleft and paediatric plastic surgeon
  • David Grimes  – consultant cleft surgeon
  • Martin Woods – consultant cleft surgeon
  • Hannah John – consultant cleft and paediatric surgeon

Consultant orthodontists

Consultant children's dentist

  • Nabina Bhujel – paediatric dentist
  • Mina Vaidyanathan – paediatric dentist
  • Jenny Lawson – paediatric dentist

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Katharine Greenway, lead nurse
    South London, tel: 07884 182 756
  • Jackie Matthews
    West Kent/Sussex, tel: 07970 261 781
  • Bev Willshire
    South London, tel: 07976 292 232
  • Caroline Williams
    Surrey/Sussex tel: 07717 571 931
  • Jo Leigh
    South Kent, tel: 07810 483 923
  • Rebecca Bailey
    North Kent, tel: 07768 474 876
  • Ruth Mirza
    Surrey/South London, tel: 07717 864 003

Speech and language therapists

  • Zoe Jordan – lead speech and language therapist
  • Leda Koutsoulieri – deputy lead speech and language therapist
  • Hannah Cook – specialist speech and language therapist
  • Ali Birch – specialist speech and language therapist
  • Hannah Richmond – specialist speech and language therapist
  • Katie Lou – specialist speech and language therapist

Clinical psychologists

  • Dr Kate Le Marechal – consultant clinical psychologist
  • Dr Catharine Shipley – clinical psychologist
  • Dr Georgina Knott – clinical psychologist


  • Laura Veecock – service manager
  • Erica Martin – assistant service manager