Support For GP Practices

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The Thalidomide Trust provides a wide range of expert information and advice for all healthcare professionals working in primary care who treat people affected by thalidomide damage.

We thank our many beneficiaries who have contributed as the real experts by sharing their experiences.

Meeting the needs of thalidomide patients

Mr James Donaldson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, delivers a presentation titled, ‘Meeting the Needs of a Unique Group of Thalidomide Patients –  Lower Limb Case Studies’.

Shoulder girdle issues in thalidomide patients

Mr Steve Bale, Consultant shoulder surgeon at the Wrightington Hospital, delivers a presentation titled ‘The Challenges in Diagnosis and Management of Shoulder Girdle Problems in Thalidomide Embryopathy’.

Understanding Thalidomide

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Essential information for primary care professionals treating patients with Thalidomide Embryopathy

Understand thalidomide

Support For Physiotherapists

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Information and advice for physiotherapists treating people affected by thalidomide

Information for physiotherapists

Support For Social Care Assessors

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Information and advice for all social care professionals who support people affected by thalidomide

Information for social care assessors


Sharing Information For Additional Support

Professionals Directory

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Find a medical specialist who has previous experience of treating our beneficiaries

Visit Professionals Directory



Research commissioned by the Trust and additional papers related to thalidomide

Read Trust research

Medical Matters Blog

Direct your patients to our blog on common health issues for beneficiaries, written by professionals

Visit Medical Matters blog


Contact Us

Require further advice?

The team at the Thalidomide Trust are happy to provide further information and advice wherever possible.

Call the medical advisors on 01480 474074


Complete our ‘Contact Us’ form

Do you have a story to share?

If you have experience of working with a person with thalidomide damage, and both you and your patient are happy to share it, please get in touch with us.

Many professionals and beneficiaries find it incredibly helpful to read the stories of others in the same situation.