Simon Shaw


Consultant in rehabilitation medicine


Simon Shaw is a consultant in rehabilitation medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He works in the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit. 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 Regional Rehabilitation Centre, which includes the prosthetic, orthotic, specialist seating, and augmentative and alternative communication services. 

He helps patients recover from injury and illness. He is also a disability specialist for managing the long term effects of illness, improving quality of life and wider functioning.   

Education and training

  • BM BCh, Oxford University Medical School, New College, 1997
  • MA (Hons), Cambridge University, Corpus Christi College, 1994
  • MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2005
  • DCH, Diploma of Child Health, 2005
  • MRCGP, Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 2007
  • Darzi Fellowship Programme in Clinical Leadership, London Deanery, 2010
  • Registered Osteopath and Member of London College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2013
  • Specialist Trainee Pan-London Training Programme, 2013 to 2017
  • FEBPRM, Fellowship of European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 2017
  • FRCP Edin, Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 2020

Research interests

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


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

Last updated: April 2022

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