Simon Shaw


Consultant in rehabilitation medicine


Simon Shaw is a consultant in rehabilitation medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He manages neurological disability including polio and post-polio syndrome and other neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy and spasticity from all causes.

He is also the lead clinician at the Bowley Close specialist rehabilitation centre, which includes:

  • prosthetic services
  • orthotic services
  • specialist seating services
  • augmentative and alternative communication services

He helps patients recover from injury and illness. He is also a disability specialist in:

  • managing the long term effects of illness
  • improving quality of life
  • improving wider functioning

Education and training

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 2020
  • Fellowship of European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 2017
  • Specialist trainee pan-London training programme, 2013 to 2017
  • Registered osteopath and Member of London College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2013
  • Darzi Fellowship Programme in clinical leadership, London Deanery, 2010
  • Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 2007
  • Diploma of child health, 2005
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2005
  • Medicine and surgery (BM BCh), University of Oxford, 1997
  • MA with Honours, University of Cambridge University, 1994

Research interests

  • Prosthetics including congenital limb deficiency and upper limb prosthetics
  • Post-polio syndrome and long COVID
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Children's rehabilitation


  • Rising Star Award, Institute of Osteopathy, 2014
  • Local Hero Award for promoting services to young people, London Borough of Bexley, 2009
  • Smyth Scholarship for Medicine, University of Cambridge, 1992

Last updated: November 2022

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