Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

The Sheffield paediatric neuromuscular service provides advice and support to children and families affected by muscle and nerve conditions. This service is available to people living in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Lincolnshire who are seen by consultants and therapists specialising in neuromuscular conditions.

The neuromuscular paediatric service includes access to genetic services, specialist physiotherapy, respiratory or cardiac specialties, spinal surgery, orthopaedic services and specialist bone endocrinology service. Access to other services such as Speech and Language Therapy is by referral.

The multidisciplinary team includes support from physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, neuromuscular care advisors, dieticians, psychology, orthotics, wheelchairs & seating and a respiratory nurse. There are regular clinics held in Sheffield as well as outreach clinics in Barnsley, Boston, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Grimsby, and Rotherham.

How to access the service

Individuals who are seen by a consultant specialising in neuromuscular conditions can self refer to the Specialist Neuromuscular Care Advisor. Individuals not seen by a consultant specialising in neuromuscular conditions can ask their GP or other doctor to refer them to the link consultant.

Main contact number:

0114 271 7612

Website:

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Peter Baxter

Dr. Peter Baxter

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Dr Peter Baxter cares for patients with neurological problems as inpatients on the wards and as outpatients in various clinics. He also leads specialist clinics for children with ataxia, muscle disorders and neuropathies, and participates in multidisciplinary clinics for children with spinal conditions and neuro-metabolic disorders.

Dr. Tony Hart

Dr. Tony Hart

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Dr Tony Hart cares for patients with neurological problems as inpatients on the wards and as outpatients in various clinics. His special interests include neuromuscular conditions, rehabilitation and neonatal neurology, which includes the assessment and diagnosis of newborn babies with neuromuscular disorders in addition to older children.

Mrs Margaret Jackson

Mrs Margaret Jackson

Neuromuscular Care Advisor

Margaret provides Neuromuscular care advice for both children and adults. Margaret qualified as an occupational therapist in 1984 and has worked in social services, acute orthopaedics, community neurorehabilitation, Motability and NHS strategic service coordination. Get in touch with Margaret by E: mjackson7@nhs.net or T: 0114 271 1898.

Kay White

Kay White

Paediatric Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapist

Kay White has worked in the field of Neurological Physiotherapy for over twenty years initially with adults and for the past nine years with the Community Paediatric Physiotherapy Service in Sheffield.
Based in Sheffield but working across the wider area Kay provides specialist assessments and advice to patients and carers as well as providing support and specialist advice to physiotherapists working with children with neuromuscular conditions.

Other key people in the team include:

  • Dr Heather Elphick , Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician
  • Lee Richardson , Specialist Children's Respiratory Nurse
  • Professor Nick Bishop , Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist And Professor Of Paediatric Bone Disease
  • Mr Ashley Cole , Consultant Spinal Surgeon
  • Mr Rex Michael , Consultant Spinal Surgeon
  • Mr Lee Breakwell , Consultant Spinal Surgeon
  • Bev Naylor , Specialist Childrens Spinal Nurse
  • Mr Mark Flowers , Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr Christopher McDermott , Consultant Adult Neurologist
  • Dr Andrew Gibson , Consultant Adult Neurologist
  • Dr Steve Bianchi , Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Dr Anton Mayer , Medical Director, Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice
  • Dr Oliver Quarrell , Clinical Geneticist
  • Mr Richard Linley , Paediatric Surgeon
  • Dr Marta Cohen , Consultant Neuropathologist

Children

Clinics are held at Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield, Boston, Grimsby, Rotherham
  • Multidsciplinary Neuromuscular clinics are held in Sheffield twice monthly
  • Multidsciplinary Neuromuscular clinics are held 1-3 times yearly in Barnsley, Boston, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Grimsby and Rotherham
  • Spinal and Respiratory
  • Transition clinic attended by the Care Advisors who continue to see people attending the adult services
  • Combined scoliosis clinics held in Sheffield 4 times a year, with review by the spinal surgery, respiratory and neuromuscular teams
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