Spires Cleft Centre

Principle contact details

Contact name:Stephen Robinson
Address:The Spires Cleft Centre
Salisbury Foundation TrustOxford University Hospitals
Odstock Road
Country:United Kingdom
Telephone:01722 345521
Web address:Visit website

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Other team members

Surgeon:Michael Cadier - Plastic Surgery. Tim Goodacre - Plastic Surgeon. Tim Flood - Maxillofacial Surgeon. Andrew Currie - Maxillofacial Surgeon
Speech therapist:Ginette Phippen
Orthodontist:Stephen Robinson. Giles Kidner
Clinical geneticist:Usha Khan
Otolaryngologist:Penny Lennox.
Specialist nurse:Nichola Hudson. Maureen Warren.
Psychologist:Louise Dalton
Patient follow up:Cleft Coordinator

Support group

Support group address:CLAPA Wessex
Co Ann Stephens & Denise Brown

Annual case load

Cleft palate:48
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):17
Bilateral (BCL):8

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:3 months
Complete BCLP:3 months
Isolated CP:8-9 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

Type(s) of software used:Excel, Word
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
DNA collection:Yes

Potential laboratory based research activities

Laboratory based research activities interested in being involved in:

Laboratory genetics/genomics research:Yes

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:Craniofacial Society of ULEire

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:95