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Your child's appointment with the physical neurodisability and movement service

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.

Useful organisations

  • SCOPE – disability support charity
  • HemiHelp – charity for children and young people with hemiplegia
  • Parasport – information about sport and sporting opportunities from the British Paralympic Association
  • Cerebral Palsy Sport – supporting people with cerebral palsy reach their sporting potential
  • English Federation of Disabled Sport – helping disabled people in sport and physical activity.

Contacts

For the severe movement, upper limb movement and saliva loss clinics, please call 020 7188 4003.

For the lower limb movement clinic, please call 020 7188 4660.

How to find us

We run clinics on the ground floor of Evelina London and in the Children's Neurosciences Centre (Newcomen Centre) in St Thomas' Hospital.

We also run outreach clinics in south London.

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Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

How to get to Evelina London

Children’s Neurosciences Centre (Newcomen Centre)
First floor, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Map of First Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital

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