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Oxford Facial Palsy Clinic

Oxford Facial Palsy Clinic treats both children and adults with congenital and acquired facial palsy.

The largest group of patients we care for is people with Bell's Palsy.

Bell's Palsy - the NHS website

The overall management of this condition is multidisciplinary. Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) meets monthly and includes:

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Facial Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Specialist NF2 Nurses.

Our team

  • Mr David Johnson (Clinical Lead)
  • Mr Sinclair Gore
  • Mr Jonathan Norris
  • Ms Sarah Kilcoyne

In Oxford, surgical procedures are performed by two plastic surgeons and an oculoplastic surgeon:

  • Mr David Johnson
  • Mr Sinclair Gore
  • Mr Jonathan Norris

Facial rehabilitation is provided by:

Ms Sarah Kilcoyne


We have monthly MDT clinics for patients with facial palsy.


  • Oxford Facial Palsy Clinic - Know My Face Game
  • Oxford Facial Palsy Clinic - Facial Exercise Programme
  • Oxford Facial Palsy Clinic - Emotions Game

Facial exercise videos

These exercise videos are for children who have facial weakness. You should only do the exercises in this video after you have been assessed by a Facial Rehabilitation Specialist. Your specialist will advise you which of these exercises your child should be doing.

Do not do any of the exercises or techniques unless they have been demonstrated or recommended, as they may do more harm than good.

Before you start the exercise programme, download the Know My Face Game and the Emotions Game so that you can play along at home.

Children's facial exercise video

Find us and contact us

Oxford Facial Palsy Clinic
Level LG1, West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 231085

Oxford Facial Palsy Clinic is in the Plastics Outpatient Department.