Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Clinic

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Contact Details

Gatton Place
St Matthews Road

Telephone Number: 01737 288 813 (for media enquiries please call 01372 216009)

Opening Times

Currently the service is available one day per week on a Friday dependent on commissioned cases. This is linked to a Neurodevelopmental service also offered by Dr Mukherjee for individually commissioned cases.

Contact Names

Clinical Lead: Dr Raja Mukherjee

Out of Hours Contact

Trust Crisis Line: 0300 456 83 42
SMS texting for people who are deaf or hard of hearing:07717 989024

Service Description

The clinic offers specialist advice on the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: a range of conditions seen in young children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.

It carries out detailed assessments of young children's speech, language and brain functions relative to their age. These assessments include photographic analysis of the child's facial features to complete the diagnosis.

The disorder is estimated to affect between 1 and 3% of the population.

The aim of the service is to identify the disorder in childhood so that allowances can be made to prevent secondary social and psychological conditions developing in the long term - such as social exclusion and mental health illnesses for example.

The service is led by Dr. Raja Mukherjee, an expert in this specialist area, who supervises and co-ordinates the FASD team.



Referrals to this service can be accepted from across the UK as long as the following conditions have been met:

  • Referrals to this service can be accepted from across the UK as long as the following conditions have been met:
  • Referrals must come from healthcare practitioner e.g. a GP.
  • Children must be six years or over.
  • Testing to rule out other genetic disorders must be completed before children are referred.
  • A clear history of maternal alcohol consumption during preganancy must be available.
  • Individual funding from the child's local primary care trust must be confirmed, in writing, prior to being accepted.


Further information

Please contact Dr. Raja Mukherjee for further information at raja.mukherjee@sabp.nhs.uk.

For media enquiries please contact our press office on
01372 216009 or email communications@sabp.nhs.uk.

Waiting Times

6-9 weeks for initial appointment, however it may take a further 2 months to complete a full assessment. Reports are usually completed within three months.