Caring for children with neuromuscular conditions
Our neuromuscular service assesses and cares for children with neuromuscular conditions such as:
- muscular dystrophy
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- spinal muscular atrophy.
We are one of the four designated centres for delivery of Zolgensma ® gene therapy service for children with spinal muscular atrophy type 1.
We run outpatient clinics at Evelina London and at a number of centres across the south Thames region.
Children with neuromuscular disorders often require the advice of other medical specialists and we work closely with colleagues from a range of specialties. Some children with neuromuscular disorders may need to stay at hospital. These patients are treated on Savannah Ward, intensive care or neonatal intensive care.
Moving to adult services
We work closely with the adult neuromuscular services at St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital and the nationally renowned Lane Fox Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital to ensure a smooth transition for adolescents moving to adult services.
We're a leading centre for research into inherited neuromuscular conditions. We work closely with our academic partner, King’s College London and with other research networks to investigate the causes of neuromuscular disorders in help identify cures. We are affiliated to the MRC neuromuscular centre, London.
As a major research centre, we may invite you and your child to take part in a research study relevant to their condition and care.
We will always ask your permission before your child is included in any research study. We will give you a full explanation of the study with written information for you to consider so that you can make an informed decision.
Find out more about getting involved in research.
We are also working to establish a national molecular diagnostic service for patients with congenital myopathies, supported by a grant from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.