Formation of South West Interest in Paediatric Spasticity (SWIPS)
We are proud to announce the formation of the South West Interest in Paediatric Spasticity group – to be known as SWIPS. South West neurosciences has a strong track record in regional networking and teaching, with successful groups for epilepsy (SWIPE), neurorehabiliation (SWANN), and muscle disorders (SWIM).
SWIPS aims to provide education and regional network support for services around cerebral palsy, spasticity, dystonia, and movement disorders. Looking after children with these conditions is a truly multi-disciplinary task and so it is fitting that this group has a multi-disciplinary steering committee.
Dr Sam Amin is the lead for the Complex Movement Disorders service at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital and the inaugural Chair of SWIPS. Dr Helen Brewer is a community paediatrician based in Exeter with a particular interest in neurodisability and neurology. Mr Guy Atherton is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon who leads the service at BRHC. Alison Burchell is a senior specialist physiotherapist within the Complex Movement Disorders service at BRHC.
The South West Interest in Paediatric Spasticity group aims to provide high quality educational meetings at least annually, and bi-annual business meetings to progress the network services.