The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Adult Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) service and Referral pathway

The Aim of our service is:

Functional/Symptomatic Improvement in adults with spasticity of cranial or spinal origin using ITB and smooth transition of paediatric patients into adult ITB service for ongoing care.

The goals for our service are:

  • All adults needing spasticity management can be referred to our service for input.
  • ITB therapy is considered, if deemed suitable.
  • Dosing of ITB will be directed by patient-centered goals.

Key people within the service:

Dr Kanch Devinuwara(ITB service clinical lead, Consultant Rehabilitation Medicine) Manoj Sivan (Associate Professor Rehabilitation Medicine)

Mr G.Sivakumar (ITB service Consultant Neurosurgeon) 0113 3928567

Jenny Jennings(Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist mob:07766360404 or 01133922178 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm)

Other Clinical Nurse Specialists: Mayona Raneses-Jeffrey, Karen Robertson.

Ryan Hurst (specialist physiotherapist) 0113 3922720