What does this service provide?

Who we are

We are a multi-professional clinic, consisting of a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, consultant paediatrician, lead clinician, specialist physiotherapist, clinic nurse and radiographer.

What we do

We help children and young adults under the age of 19 with complex physical disabilities who require treatment from an orthopaedic surgeon.

During your appointment, you’ll be asked about the problem which needs an orthopaedic review as well as your general health. This will then be followed by a clinical examination. If you have had x-rays taken, we will usually look at the x-rays together and answer any questions that you may have. It may also be helpful for you to make a note of any questions you have before you come.

You may require a referral to another service here, for example the posture clinic or orthotist, in which case we will either arrange this or contact your local team and ask them to make a referral.

A report of the assessment will be sent to you within 4 weeks of your appointment, documenting the discussions and decisions made at the clinic and a note of those who attended. Your referrer, physiotherapist and GP will also receive a copy for their records.


Appointment information

Appointment types

Your appointment will be in person, in one of the outpatient clinic rooms at Chailey Clinical Services. When you arrive, our receptionist will check that we have your correct details and show you where to wait for your appointment. The clinic nurse will meet you and take you to the clinic room.

When coming to your appointment, it would be useful if you could bring your Child Health Record if available and any orthoses, for example Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) and details of any past reports.

New appointments are about 30 minutes long and follow-up appointments are about 15 minutes. We may ask you to arrive a little earlier to allow time to get an x-ray if this is required.

Who you'll see at your appointment

You will be seen by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. There will also be a consultant paediatrician and specialist physiotherapist who will be able to work with you and your team both before and after the appointment (your own therapists are most welcome to join the consultation with your permission).


How can I access this service?

You can be referred by your paediatrician, GP, orthopaedic surgeon or physiotherapist.

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

As long as your child or young adult is under 19 when they are referred, they can attend our clinic.


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

We have two visiting consultants Mr Fabian Norman- Taylor who attends Chailey 4 times a year and is from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and Mr Martin Gough who attends six times a year is from the Evelina Childrens Hospital in London.

Chailey Orthopaedic clinics run throughout the month excluding bank holidays and can be either all day or half day clinics.

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 referral in 18 weeks.


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