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CLAPA Antenatal Support Group

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) are holding a new antenatal support group which will start on Monday 27th June at 7.30pm. About CLAPA’s Antenatal Support Group Receiving a diagnosis of a cleft during pregnancy can be a daunting and scary experience. CLAPA want to give all expectant and new parents and carers the […]

New Referrals to Spires Cleft Centre

If you are making a new baby referral or new antenatal referral to our service please ensure you refer to our On-Call Nurse on 07500 127657 in the first instance. We will then make contact within 24 hours of your referral.  

Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2022

Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week runs from the 7th – 15th May 2022. This year’s theme is ‘The Cleft Journey’. There will be lots going on to celebrate during this time, so please take a look at the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) website below for ways to get involved: https://www.clapa.com/awareness-week/ There are […]

Welcome to our new Clinical Director

The Spires Cleft Service are delighted to announce our new Clinical Director – Marc Swan. Marc will fulfil his new position alongside his cleft and plastic surgery duties. We would like to congratulate Marc on his new role, and thank Ginette Phippen for steering the service over the past 5 years. Ginette will continue in […]

Changes to CNS Team 2021

This has been the year of change for the Spires specialist nursing team. In Oxford we said ‘goodbye and happy retirement’ to Tina and in Salisbury we will be doing the same for Maureen and Nichola in the next three months.  Maureen and Nichola both joined the service in 2004 but you will see from […]

Interdisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Study Day

Interdisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Study Day open to all health care staff – Friday 7th May 2021. Please click Study day flyer 2021 for more details.

January COVID-19 Lockdown – Keeping services running

During the current national lockdown we want to reassure you that we are working hard to keep services running in Salisbury and Oxford whilst also keeping patients and staff as safe as possible. Both the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Salisbury District Hospital are under great pressure at the moment, with high numbers of admissions. This […]

Resuming cleft care

Resuming cleft care: summary of statement from the national Cleft Development Group (CDG) The peak of the UK coronavirus pandemic crisis is over and the NHS is starting to resume routine services, so we need to understand how cleft services fit into this process. Since lockdown began cleft teams have contacted families and patients by […]

Understanding PPE – a short video for children

Why do you wear your PPE? Below is a short video by Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, for all children who will be coming into hospital over the next few months. It explains why the health care professionals that you will see need to be in PPE.

Cleft Team Update

Welcome to Nefer Fallico! In the next month there are some important team changes happening in Salisbury.  Adam Sawyer, Consultant Cleft & Plastic Surgeon, is leaving at the end of June and just before this we will be joined by Nefer Fallico to take over this role.  You can find more information on our ‘meet […]