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Welcome to the SNBPIS

Our service remit is: to provide specialist multidisciplinary integrated management for assessment, surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation of adults & children with brachial plexus injury in Scotland and the UK.

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Adult Injury Service

Please see below for more resources and information on Services provided.

Adult Patient Information

The above page contains useful information for adult patients with brachial plexus injuries.

BPI = Brachial Plexus Injury

Referrals - Adults

Out of Hours Referrals

Phone the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and ask to speak to the on-call Orthopaedic Registrar : *Telephone: 0141 201 1100

Children's Injury Service

Please see below for more resources and information on Services provided.

Children's Patient Information

The above page contains useful information for children with obstetric brachial plexus injuries.

OBPI = Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury
OBPP = Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy
OBPI & OBPP = Erb's Palsy

Referrals - Children

Referrals & Guidelines

We accept referrals from medical professionals. Preferably patients should have been seen beforehand by an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon or a Paediatrician.

Allied Health Professionals are welcome to discuss cases with members of the team.

Completed forms can be posted or emailed to us.

Contact Us/Directions

For all general Brachial Plexus enquiries and referrals (office hours) please contact:-


Brachial Plexus Study Day

Thank you to everyone who attended the Brachial Plexus Study Day on Friday 21st April 2017. The day was a huge success and your attendance and feedback was greatly appreciated.

We're sorry we couldnt find a place for everyone who expressed an interest this time around. We intend to hold another study day in the near future and we will contact anyone who didn't get a place last time.

SNBPIS, 8th May 2017.

Study Day Flyer PDF

Special Announcements:-

New Clinical Nurse Specialist appointed June 2016:

From June 2016 Laura Falconer will be taking over the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the SNBPIS.

Return of our Highly Specialist Physiotherapist July 2016:

Our Physiotherapist Andrea has recently returned to the SNBPIS. We take this opportunity to thank Maria for her expertise in covering this post over the past year.

Mission Statement

OUR AIM is to deliver excellent quality specialist care with a multidisciplinary integrated approach for patients with a brachial plexus injury.

OUR VALUE is we CARE about our patients and our staff:

  • Caring & Communication
    We will provide patient-centred care that recognises & respects individual background & circumstances. We will communicate with all healthcare professionals involved in your care.
  • Access to
    Information - we will provide information in various formats (verbal, written, electronic). Us - we will be available to you for advice, support & guidance throughout your care.
  • Relationship & Research
    We will have an open & honest relationship with you. We will participate in research & development to improve the service delivered to you.
  • Expertise & Environment
    Experienced staff will provide excellent specialist care. We will maintain these values in both in-patient and out-patient settings.

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