The Wolfson Neurodisability Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) provides specialist expertise in the assessment and management of children with complex neuro-developmental or locomotor disorders.
We endeavour to work closely with the child’s local team to ensure a shared understanding and help implement recommendations.
The team is made up of consultant paediatric neurologists, consultant developmental paediatricians, clinical specialist physiotherapists, clinical specialist occupational therapists, neuro-psychologists, specialist speech and language therapists, an assistive technologist and administrative staff.
Services and facilities available
The main reasons for referral are diagnosis, second opinion, and educational/behavioural advice. We also provide a range of specialist clinics for rare conditions.
The following clinics make up the Wolfson Neurodisability Service:
- Botulinum Toxin Clinic
- Communication, Learning and Technology Service
- Developmental Epilepsy Clinic
- Developmental Vision Clinic
- Dysphagia Service
- Movement Disorder Service
- Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service
- Neurometabolic Clinic
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta Service
- Sturge-Weber Clinic
Key staff members
Sarah Aylett, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Lucinda Carr, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Naomi Dale, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Psychology (Neurodisability)
Catherine DeVile, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Jenefer Sargent, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Neil Wimalasundera, Consultant Paediatrician
Melita Dias, Medical PA (Movement Disorder Service)
Ann Ropun, Medical PA (Neurodevelopment Assessment Clinic)
- Judith Mitchell, Medical PA (Movement Disorder Service, Botulinum Toxin Clinic)
- Kerri-Anne Clark, Medical PA (Communication, Learning and Technology Service, Sturge Weber Clinic, Developmental Epilepsy Clinic)
Lydia Kyei, Medical PA (Developmental Vision Clinic, Neurometabolic Clinic)
Cheryl Leonard, Admin Manager
Please see the staff list page for a full list of staff working in the Wolfson Neurodisability Service.
How to refer to the Wolfson Neurodisability Service
As a tertiary care hospital, all children who attend Great Ormond Street Hospital must be referred via local hospital consultants or community paediatricians.
All referrals should be sent by post, or fax to the relevant consultant and service to the following address:
Wolfson Neurodisability Service
Level 10 Main Nurses Home
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
Outreach appointments may be suggested, for example, at the local child development centre, nursery, school, or at home.
Local professionals are welcome to attend our appointments with parental permission.
The letter must be accompanied by reports/assessments that have been carried out locally.
How to get advice for patients known to GOSH
For information about patients under the care of the Wolfson Neurodisability Service, please contact the Service Coordinators.
If you are unsure which service the patient is under, please contact Sarah Lewis on 020 7405 9200 Ext 4543
How to get advice for patients not known to GOSH
The service is not able to provide advice on patients who have not been assessed by the service.
If you have an urgent query regarding the neuro-developmental situation of a child, please contact the on-call neurology service by calling 020 7405 9200 and requesting the neurology service bleep.
Feedback and suggestions
All general feedback and suggestions can be directed to:
Assistant Service Manager
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 0446