Cleft.NET.East is one of nine specialised cleft services across England and Wales. We are a regional network committed to providing high quality care to children, adults and their families affected by clefts, who live in the East of England.
Meet the team
Cleft.Net.East hosts a multi-disciplinary team with many different specialities, providing high quality care to those affected by Clefts.
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Information for patients and families
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These links contain useful and relevant information about Addenbrookes Hospital, The Network and General information on cleft lip and palate.
Cleft.NET.East is one of nine specialised cleft services across England and Wales. We are a regional network committed to providing high quality care to children, adults and their families affected by clefts, who live in the East of England (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Peterborough, Northamptonshire).
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Attend Anywhere video consultation
Did you know your outpatient appointment for this service may now be done by video consultation using Attend Anywhere. This enables you to be able to attend your appointment from home, saving you time and money.
We aim to work together with you in your child’s care. As your child grows up, different members of our specialist team will become involved at different times.
We are a multi-professional, specialist team of clinicians who work closely together to provide high quality care for all patients within our network. Our team includes Cleft Surgeons, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Speech and Language Therapists, Audiologists, Orthodontists, Paediatric Dentists, Clinical Psychologists, Administration staff, Paediatricians and Medical Photographers.
In addition to the core team, we have clinical support and input from Clinical Geneticists, Paediatric Dental Nurses, Ward Staff, and Anaesthetic and Theatre Staff.
We work closely with your local healthcare team.
New baby or antenatal mother referrals
If you wish to refer a new baby or antenatal mother, please phone the nursing secretary on 01223 596 272. At weekends and bank holidays please phone this number to access the on call Clinical Nurse Specialist.
You can be referred to Cleft.NET.East if you fall in the east of England catchment area. This includes Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Peterborough and Northamptonshire.
Children's referrals (Speech and language therapy)
If you wish to refer a child for speech and language therapy please contact your community speech and language therapist or your GP who will arrange a referral.
If you are an adult wishing to have further assessment or treatment by the cleft team, please ask your GP or dentist to complete and send the form below to us (details provided on the form).
All patients requiring a referral for specialist dental or orthodontic care will need to be registered with and referred by a local dentist. Regular check-ups and care will still need to be undertaken by their dentist.