Working together to deliver the best care…

Salisbury Team

Ginette Phippen

Clinical Director and Lead Speech and Language Therapist

I am the Clinical Director and responsible for leading the specialist Speech & Language Therapists in Salisbury and Oxford, as part of The Spires Team. We aim to provide high quality advice, assessment and therapy for children with a cleft palate, from birth into adulthood. Research is also an important part of my role.

Michael Cadier

Consultant Primary Cleft Surgeon

My undergraduate training was undertaken at Oxford University and St Thomas’s Hospital in London. I qualified in 1986 and trained as a plastic surgeon undertaking postgraduate training in London, Salisbury and Bristol, with overseas fellowships in France and Belgium. I completed my training in 1998 obtaining a Master of Surgery degree with a thesis on the ‘laser treatment of facial vascular malformations’.

I was appointed to my current consultant post in 1997 and my main surgical interests are in cleft lip and palate care and aesthetic surgery.  I am actively involved in training the next generation of surgeons and have previously been both the Clinical Director of the Spires Cleft Centre and Head of the Salisbury Plastic Surgery department.

I am currently an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), sits on the Cleft Training Interface group, a member of the UK delegation for the CEN in Cosmetic Surgery (aiming to provide European wide regulation of the industry), and President Elect of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

I have visited many overseas hospitals to improve my knowledge base and for 15 years undertook yearly charity missions to rural Pakistan operating on children with severe facial deformities and post burn contractures. My academic interests include the measurement of aesthetic outcomes in both Cleft and Aesthetic Surgery.

Tim Goodacre


Consultant Plastic & Cleft Surgeon

I undertake the primary surgical management of children referred to the Spires Cleft Centre and am involved in the care of families from early diagnosis until maturity.
Marc Swan


Consultant Cleft & Plastic Surgeon

I trained as a Plastic Surgeon within the Oxford Deanery and undertook specialist cleft training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. I undertake the primary surgical management of children referred to the Spires Cleft Centre and help to care for families from antenatal diagnosis to adulthood. My interests also include surgical training and developing world cleft surgery. I am also passionate about research, with a focus on improving aesthetic and functional outcomes in children with orofacial clefts.

Steve Robinson

Consultant Orthodontist

I am the Consultant Orthodontist for the Spires Cleft Centre at Salisbury District Hospital. My undergraduate training was undertaken at Guys Hospital and postgraduate at the Royal London. I have wide interests both in and outside of orthodontics and describe my life as very busy and rarely boring. I am involved in teaching and research being actively involved in local and national research projects with publications in numerous journals over the years. My special interests include cleft lip and palate care and I am a past president of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland and current chairman of the national steering group for UK Cleft Care.  Outside work I have been involved in local youth football for over 10 years, swimming, play golf and have the occasional game of tennis and football.

Nichola Hudson

Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist

I lead a team of clinical nurse specialists across the Spires region. I have both a managerial and clinical role within the team. I also have a strategic role attending professional meetings and quarterly meetings with the other lead nurses in the UK to ensure best practice. Audit and teaching is an essential part of this role.

Maureen Warren

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) provide ongoing specialist advice and support regarding your baby's cleft lip and/or palate, from initial diagnosis to the teenage years. We have expert knowledge in feeding and all other aspects of cleft care. We are available 365 days/year. A CNS will visit you and your newborn within 24 hours of referral to the team

Sandra Treslove

Speech and Language Therapist

I work for The Spires Team for two and a half days a week, and provide Speech and Language Therapy support for those families living closest to the Salisbury city centre area. I have a particular interest in the impact of cleft palate on children's voices.

Tim Flood

Consultant Secondary Cleft Surgeon

Tim Flood is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who is based at the Salisbury side of the Spires Cleft Centre. He has been a consultant for over 25 years and brings a wealth experience of surgery to the cleft service. He manages all the dentoalveolar alveolar bone grafts and orthognathic surgery required. He is involved in teaching and research publishing many papers over the years.
Louise Dalton

LOuise dalton

Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Psychologists have extensive, specialist training in how people develop, think, feel, behave and relate to one another. Our role is to try and minimise the impact that the cleft and any associated treatment, has on children and their families' lives. We are usually available at cleft clinics and also see patients for individual outpatient appointments.
Marcel Geyer


Consultant ENT Surgeon

Children born with a cleft palate are at greater risk of middle ear problems, glue ear and hearing loss. My role is to monitor their hearing and treat any ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems that arise, especially in the first few years of life. I also liaise with colleagues in other hospitals to coordinate their ENT care.
Jim Baird

jim baird

Consultant Paediatrician

I provide paediatric advice to team members and families where there are complications such as breathing and feeding difficulties. I provide access to all paediatric subspecialties and advise on when High Dependency or Intensive Care facilities may be required following surgery.