The new TOF book is now available


The only book of its kind anywhere in the world
An essential reference book for all concerned with TOF/OA and VACTERL

Edited by Vicki Martin & David Crabbe

Contributors include:

David Burge, FRCS FRCPCH Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton. Bruce Jaffray, ChM FRCS(paed) Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. Andrew Breeze, MD MRCOG Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine, Leeds Fetal Medicine Unit, Leeds. Louise Adamson, MRCS Registrar in Paediatric Surgery, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Gordon MacKinlay, FRCPCH FRCSEd Emeritus Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery, University of Edinburgh. Anthony Lander, PhD FRCS Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham. David Needham, MA BSc(Hons) MIFireE MInstLM Nottingham. Julie Mould, RN(Child) MSc Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull. Emma Sidebotham, MD FRCS Consultant paediatric surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds. Sean Marven, MB ChB FRCS(paed) Consultant paediatric surgeon, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield. Mike Thomson, MD FRCPCH Consultant paediatric gastroenterologist, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield. Alan Sprigg, FRCR FRCPCH Consultant paediatric radiologist, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield. Una MacFadyen MB ChB, MRCPCH Consultant Paediatrician, Stirling Community Hospital, Stirling. John Puntis, DM FRCPCH Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds. Hannah Roberts, BSc Paediatric Dietitian, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington. Helen Marks, MSc BSc(Hons) CertMRCSLT Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol. Charles Shaw-Smith, PhD FRCP Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter. Adrian Bianchi, MOM(Malta) MD FRCS Emeritus Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester. Christine Ann Baines Therapeutic Play Manager, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton. Edward Hannon, MB ChB FRCS(paed) Oesophageal Research Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. Melanie Clarke, MB ChB FRCS(paed) Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen. Athanasios Tsirikos, PhD FRC Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. Anil Jain, MS MAMS Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. Shailinder Singh, DM MBA FRCS(Paed) Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Michael Bates, MD PhD Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, USA. David Milford, DM FRCP Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham. Simon Kay, FRCS FRCS(PlasSurg) and Daniel Thornton, MPhil FRCS(PlasSurg) Consultant Plastic Surgeons, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds. Evie Robson, MB BS MRCPCH Registrar in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield. Alyn Morice, BChir FRCP Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull. Nick Maynard, MS FRCS Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford. Duncan Jackson Trustee/Chairman. Graham Slater Trustee/Secretary. John Pearce, BSc MBA Trustee/Treasurer. Sue Lewis-Jones, TOFS trustee. Diane Stephens, MA TOFS Manager.


TOFS is a registered, UK-based charity dedicated to providing emotional support to families of children born with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula, Oesophageal Atresia and associated conditions.

Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) and Oesophageal Atresia (OA) are rare congenital conditions that affect one in every 3,500 babies. Learning that their child has TOF/OA can be an extremely difficult time for parents. From that first moment to sharing the everyday challenges of bringing up a child with TOF/OA, TOFS offers friendship, support and information through:

Our membership includes new parents, families, adults with the condition and health professionals. Contact us or take a look around our website to find out how we can help you.

TOFS is a registered charity, no. 327735 and a limited company, no. 2202260