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UK Multi-disciplinary Centres

Our expectation is that listed centres will have trained specialist facial therapists as part of the MDT that are current members of Facial Therapy Specialists International and have completed both the introductory and advanced courses.

Please contact us if you would like to be considered for inclusion on this list.

To make enquires about this service please email:
Catriona Neville (catriona.neville@nhs.net), or Tamsin Gwynn (tamsin.gwynn@nhs.net) or Karen Young (karen.young16@nhs.net)

For private treatment enquiries please contact:
Catriona, Tamsin or Karen at The Facial Rehabilitation Centre by emailing info@facialrehabilitation.com

To be referred by your GP to the Queen Victoria Hospital Facial Palsy Team please ensure your GP uses the NHS electronic referral service (ERS) and refers you to the Facial Palsy MDT Service.

To be referred by your Consultant to the Queen Victoria Hospital Facial Palsy Team please provide them with the following address and request they send a referral letter to either:

Mr Charles Nduka or Mr Ruben Kannan
Lead Consultant, Facial Palsy Team
Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road
East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DZ

To make enquires about this service please email: Suzi (suzanne.lawford@uhb.nhs.uk)

For private treatment enquiries please email Sally on slglover@icloud.com

To be referred by your GP or Consultant to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Facial Palsy Team please provide your referrer with the following address:

Mr Richard Irving
Facial Palsy Team Lead
Consultant ENT Surgeon
New Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Mindelsohn Way
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2WB

To make enquires about this service please email: Facial Nerve Clinic (wfnc@uhs.nhs.uk)

To be referred by your GP or Consultant to the Southampton University Hospital Facial Palsy Team please provide your referrer with the following address:

The Face Place
Wessex Neurological Unit
Southampton University Hospital Trust
Tremona Road
Southampton
England UK
SO16 6YD

For paediatric facial physiotherapy we accept referrals from Consultants, GP’s and physiotherapists via letter to the facial rehabilitation team, Older Persons Assessment Unit, Ground Floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy’s Hospital, London, SE1 9RT.

For referrals in to the paediatric facial nerve clinic, they should be via letter addressed for the attention of Ms. Normal Timoney or Mr. Simon Filson

Postal address:
Paediatric Plastic Surgeon
c/o Plastic Surgery Secretaries
Department of Plastic Surgery
3rd Floor, Lambeth Wing
St Thomas’ Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Email: gst-tr.plasticsurgeryreferrals@nhs.net (please state “paediatric plastic referral” in the subject heading)

For adult facial physiotherapy we accept referrals from Consultants, GP’s and physiotherapists via letter to the facial rehabilitation team, Older Persons Assessment Unit, Ground Floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy’s Hospital, London, SE1 9RT.

For referrals in to the adult facial nerve clinic, they should be via letter addressed for the attention of Mr Rupert Obholzer or Mr Chris Skilbeck. Address below. Ruth (email below) is secretary for Rupert and Chris.

ENT department
Guy’s Hospital
London SE1 9RT
Tel: 020 7188 2215
Fax: 020 7188 2206
Email: ruth.underhay@gstt.nhs.uk
https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/ent/specialties/facial-nerve-service/referrals.aspx

Referral pathway for infants and children with Facial Palsy

Referral Criteria

  • A child with persistent facial palsy at 3 months may be referred to Oxford Facial Palsy for an initial consult if the parents consent.
  • Children with Moebius or CHARGE should be referred as a matter of course for ongoing monitoring with parental consent

Referral source – an appropriate medical / allied health referral is required to be accepted to the service.

Referral to be submitted via paper to:

Attn: Mr David Johnson / Ms Sarah Kilcoyne
Oxford Facial Palsy Service
LG1 Plastices Outpatients
JR Hospital, OX39DU

International Multi-disciplinary Centres

More information on these centres will be updated in the near future.