Refer a patient to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Neurodisability department

The 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 Great Ormond Street Hospital Neurodisability Service:

Key staff members


Sarah Aylett, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Lucinda Carr, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Elaine Clark, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

Maria Clark, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

Belinda Crowe, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

Naomi Dale, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Psychology (Neurodisability)

Catherine DeVile, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Ruth Garcia, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Ngozi Oluonye, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

Hanna Richardson, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

Jenefer Sargent, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

Eleanor Yule, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician


Melita Dias, Medical PA (Movement Disorder Service)

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

Outpatient appointment

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:

Great Ormond Street Hospital 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 Great Ormond Street Hospital 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:

Theodore Thomas
Assistant Service Manager
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 1176