What does this service provide?

Who we are

We are a clinic for children and young adults under the age of 19 with complex physical problems, where clinical issues have developed and need a surgical opinion. Our team comprises a consultant paediatrician in neurodisability, a paediatric dietitian, a paediatric speech and language therapist and a nutrition nurse specialist. A visiting surgeon from Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital also forms part of our team.

What we do

At your appointment, we will discuss the reason for your referral with you and develop a full plan of action, organising any relevant investigations. If necessary, we may undertake a physical examination.

Our experts in nutrition can also advise on nutritional and feeding problems in the context of disability and we can help you access a local specialist service, reducing the need to visit a hospital.


Appointment information

Appointment types

Our appointments take place in one of our outpatient clinic rooms at Chailey Clinical Services. When you arrive, our receptionist will check we have your correct details and show you where to wait for your appointment.

Your initial appointment will take around 45 minutes, with review appointments between 15 and 30 minutes.

Within 3 weeks of your appointment, a report will be sent documenting the discussion and advice provided. It will be sent to your GP, teacher, and any other relevant healthcare professional.

Who you’ll see

During your assessment, you will meet the following members of our team:

  • consultant paediatrician in neurodisability
  • visiting surgeon from Royal Alexander Children's Hospital
  • paediatric dietitian
  • paediatric speech and language therapist
  • nutrition nurse specialist
  • specialist speech and language therapist

How can I access this service?

We accept referrals from your GP or paediatrician. Our service is available to children and young adults under the age of 19.

We accept referrals from any area but if your GP is located outside of Sussex we will require funding to be obtained before acceptance.


How can I contact this service?

Contact details
Telephone: 01825 722 112
Where to find us
Address: Chailey Clinical Services, Beggers Wood Road, Chailey, BN8 4JN

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Opening hours

General Joint Surgical Clinic is held at Chailey Clinical Services 6 times a year.

More detailed information about the date, time and location of your appointment can be found on your appointment letter.

Waiting times

You will receive a letter notifying you of the outcome of your referral.

For those accepted, we aim to see all new referrals within 18 weeks for consultant led clinics.


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