The Tic Disorder Service


Hello and a warm welcome from the National Tic Disorder Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Tic Disorder Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a multi-disciplinary clinic headed by Dr Tara Murphy (Consultant Clinical Psychologist), Dr Holan Liang (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) and Dr Sara Shavel-Jessop (Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist).

The Tourette syndrome clinic is a national specialist service that cares for children and young people up to 17 years of age. We have a specialist multi-disciplinary team that works closely with community specialists and accepts referrals for children and young people with complex presentations. We offer assessment and intervention for patients with a range of moderate to severe tic disorders.

There is a strong research collaboration between GOSH and the other Tourette syndrome clinics in the UK, and internationally and you may be invited to be involved in one our broad range of studies.

What we offer

A detailed assessment will be carried out to identify any problems. Find out more here.

Meet the team

The people you'll meet at the National Tourette Syndrome Clinic.


We receive internal or external referrals from professionals, where there are concerns about the mental health of a child with physical symptoms.


You or your child may be invited to take part in a research project while under the care of the team.

Contact us

The names and addresses for contacting the department.

Case studies and feedback

Find out what our groups enjoyed and learnt.


Useful information on Tourette syndrome and functional symptoms.