How do I get an appointment?
You will need to be referred by your doctor. Following referral, you'll be sent an appointment letter around six weeks before your appointment. This letter will tell you when and where to come.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
To cancel or change your appointment, please contact the children's appointments service:
Before your appointment
Please bring to the appointment details of any medications your child is taking.
If you are attending our lower limb clinic, then please bring shorts for your child to wear during the appointment and any mobility devices they use, such as sticks or a walking frame.
At your appointment
It's likely that you'll see Dr Charlie Fairhurst, consultant paediatrician in paediatric neurodisability, especially at your first appointment. You will also meet other members of the team, depending on what clinic you are attending.
In the lower limb clinic you will see Susie Turner, clinical specialist children's physiotherapist and Anita Patel, specialist children’s physiotherapist.
In the upper limb clinic you will see Chris Colbourne, senior children’s occupational therapist.
In the saliva loss clinic you will also see Rebecca Murphy, senior speech and language therapist.
Your initial appointment may last between three quarters of an hour and an hour – slightly less in the saliva clinic.
We are a teaching hospital and often have students or visitors with us. We will check with you first if you are happy for them to be present at your appointment.
After your appointment
We will send a letter summarising what we discussed at your appointment, and any recommendations we made.
If we are planning to see you again then we will arrange your follow up appointment for you. A follow up appointment letter should come in the post around six weeks before the planned appointment.
If you have any questions please contact us on 020 7188 4003.