Spires Cleft Centre, Oxford Hub

Principle contact details

Contact name:Steven Berry
Address:Spires Cleft Centre
Level 2 Children's Hospital
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Country:United Kingdom
Web address:Visit website

Other team members

Surgeon:Tim Goodacre (Plastic & Cleft), Andrew Currie (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)
Speech therapist:Carrie Luscombe, Lucy McAndrew, Lucy Smith, Helen Piggott
Orthodontist:Giles Kidner
Clinical geneticist:Usha Kini
Otolaryngologist:Penny Lennox
Specialist nurse:Jane Sibley, Tina O'Neill and Emma Waterworth
Psychologist:Louise Dalton, Angela Shanly and Sian Thomas
Other:Sandip Popat, Consultant Restorative Dentist
Patient follow up:Steven Berry, Service Co-ordinator

Support group

Support group contact name:Spires Smile(SpiresSmiles@virginmedia.com)CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association)(http://www.clapa.com/)

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:Lip usually at 9-12 weeks
Complete BCLP:Lip usually at 9-12 weeks
Isolated CP:Approx 9-12 months

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes
Does this conform to WHO timing recommendations
(birth, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years)?

State coverage of costs

Are the costs of the following treatments covered by the state (free to the patient)?

Surgery costs:All
Orthodontic costs:All
Speech and language therapy costs:All

Current research activity and data collection

Participation in inter-centre studies:Yes
Participation in other collaborations (projects):Yes
Published research papers:Yes
Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

Randomised clinical trials:Yes
Inter-centre comparison of outcome:Yes
Prospective study:Yes

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:65