S Murray & Co is proud to have developed a new set of instruments with pioneering plastic surgeon, Brian Sommerlad, to be used to perform his innovative surgical technique for cleft lip and palate repair. A royalty will be paid to CLEFT by S Murray & Co for every set ordered, to help contribute to and support the inspiring work the charity undertakes.
Brian Sommerlad (pictured) is an honorary consultant plastic surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, and at the St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. He was the first Clinical Director of the North Thames Cleft Lip and Palate Service. Although involved in many aspects of plastic surgery, his main activity now is centred around surgery for children and adults with cleft of lip and palate and associated conditions.
Registered with the Charity Commission in 2007, CLEFT is a charity which aims to research the unanswered problems in improving care for children born with cleft lip and palate throughout the world. CLEFT and Brian Sommerlad work with local surgeons in countries where cleft lip and palate services are less well-developed and S Murray & Co is proud that this set will help towards that training and development.
The instruments in this set are made from high quality surgical grade stainless steel, supported by a 10 year guarantee to be free from defects in material and workmanship (3 years for the TC tips of the Needleholders). The instruments have been made with an anti-glare, satin finish to help reduce any potential glare caused by operating theatre lights or microscopes during surgical procedures.