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Marathon Effort for Spires Cleft Centre



Marathon Effort for Spires Cleft Centre

Huge thanks to Steve Longley who completed the 2023 London Marathon to raise an incredible £1,000 for The Spires Cleft Centre. Steve completed this amazing challenge on behalf of his 9 year old niece who has 22q Deletion Syndrome (formerly DiGeorge Syndrome). This resourceful little girl has been known to us since she was 3 […]

New Equipment from Oxford Hospitals Charity

Spires Cleft Centre Oxford recently acquired a new video nasendoscopy system, funded by Oxford Hospitals Charity. Follow this link to read about our new equipment and how it will be used to help our patients: Supporting the Regional Palatal Investigation Clinic | Oxford Hospitals Charity (

CLAPA Events

CLAPA are holding many exciting events throughout the summer and beyond. Below is a list of what’s on for July: Creative CLAPA MALA workshop Thursday 21st July at 7.30pm Creative CLAPA sessions are informal, accessible events designed to create conversation through creativity. Here is the link to more information   CLAPA’s Antenatal Support Group […]

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: 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 […]