Cleft lip and palate services still need to be improved

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7397.1038/a (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1038
  1. D Roberts-Harry, president, Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  1. Cleft Lip and Palate Service, General Infirmary, Leeds LS2 9NS

    EDITOR—The report of the Clinical Standards Advisory Group in 1998 was highly critical of the care for people with cleft lips and palates in the United Kingdom. 1 2 Fundamental recommendations included reducing the 57 cleft units to between eight and 12. This represented roughly one cleft centre for each of the areas covered …

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