Great Ormond Street Hospital's Hypermobility Clinic has changed the criteria to the following;
They will only take a referral from a consultant paeds or consultant rheumy for children over 5 years. The child will need to be showing active Hypermobility Syndrome symptoms; sprains, strains, muscle weakness, pain and fatigue.
They will not accept any referral just because the parents of the child has a diagnosis or from a GP.
The reason why they have to do this is because they have been overwhelmed by referrals and can not meet the 18 week targets. I know this could be disappointing to many but the team really did not have a choice and as usual they have our full support.
I have locked this topic because we need to make it easy for people to find and we have other threads on GOSH which can be used to discuss it
HMSA SENIOR MEDICAL LIAISON OFFICER/ ADMINISTRATOR
Retired RMN, HEDS, Fibro,
eldest son, HEDS, dyspraxia, IBS, ADHD, ASD
middle son, HEDS,
youngest daughter HEDS, dyslexia