There are two main clinics at the Oxford Centre of the Rare Mitochondrial Disorders Service:
Mitochondrial Diseases Diagnosis & Management Out-patient Clinic
Please note that from 1st March 2020 onwards, clinics will be held at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford; please check your appointment letter for the correct address.
This is a multidisciplinary clinic, including Dr Victoria Nesbitt (Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead), Dr Stefen Brady (Consultant Neurologist), Jo Lowndes (Principal Genetic Counsellor), Jane Freebody & Kate Browne (Neuromuscular & Vestibular Physiotherapy), Heather Ryan & Rebecca Moore (adult & paediatric Family Care Advisors), Judy Wadsworth (Metabolic Dietician), Claire Blair (Highly Specialised Speech & Language Therapist) and Colwynn Phillips (Research Nurse). If appropriate, patients can be seen on the same day in the cardiomyopathy and inherited heart disease clinic.
As part of this clinic our Genetic Counsellor also see mitochondrial patients and couples for reproductive counselling and decision-making. Reproductive options available to certain couples, through our clinic, can include: prenatal diagnosis, including non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and gamete donation.
Mitochondrial Diseases Genetic Counselling & Follow-up Telephone Clinics
Telephone clinics are also possible in some cases. Dr Victoria Nesbitt offers follow-up telephone consultations to patients unable to travel to Oxford. Jo Lowndes offers genetic counselling and pre-clinic consultations by telephone on an individual basis.
Professor Jo Poulton has returned to her laboratory based research but continues to see patients in the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.