2012 Media Coverage

September 2012


  • Prima – Ali Sweeting talks about facial palsy after cancer surgery.
  • Concept – a local magazine featured Karen Johnson talking about her volunteering work preparing for the official launch of Facial Palsy UK.

November 2012


16/11/2012: BBC Breakfast – Amanda Taylor and Ahmed Sadiq talk about the effects of facial palsy and the new charity Facial Palsy UK.

Also in November 2012: BBC London, Merseyside, Tees, Coventry and Warwickshire Radio and Five Live.


16/11/2012: The Telegraph – Smile transplant for stroke sufferers ‘not routinely funded’ by NHS.
17/11/2012: Yorkshire Post – Facial paralysis sufferers losing out on access to NHS treatment.
24/11/2012: Daily Mail – A horrific car crash left her locked in a face that couldn’t move… then Bethan was given a ‘smile transplant’
25/11/2012: Daily Mail – The viruses that can paralyse your face overnight.

Also in November 2012: The Press and Journal (Aberdeen), Brighton Argus, Western Mail and Express & Star.


16/11/2012: OnMedica – Charity challenges uneven care for facial palsy.
26/11/2012: Consulting Room – Treatment for Facial Palsy is Deemed `Cosmetic` by the NHS; First-Ever Facial Palsy Charity Launched to Improve Quality of Care.


BBC Five Live – charity launch.
BBC London – Interview with Louise Beddall and Charles Nduka
BBC Merseyside – charity launch.
BBC Radio – Interview with Victoria Howell.

December 2012


01/12/12: Weekly News – “I woke up and my face was paralysed”
01/12/12: ENT UK – Newsletter for ENT Professionals (scroll to end for announcement about new charity by Chris Skillbeck of Guys Hospital)
01/12/12: Independent Practitioner Today – “Shortage of doctors to treat facial paralysis”
01/12/12: Cosmetic News – “UK’s first facial paralysis charity launches”
01/12/12: Cancer Nursing Practice – announcement of the charity launch
05/12/12: GP – General Practitioner – article on Acoustic Neuroma referring to Facial Palsy UK
11/12/12: Mature Times – “First ever charity dedicated to facial paralysis launches in UK”
18/12/12: Glasgow Evening Times – “Facial palsy charity set up”
18/12/12: Basildon Echo – “I just want my smile back”
18/12/12: Colchester Gazette – “I just want my smile back”
20/12/12: Essex Enquirer – The gift of a smile this Christmas…”
21/12/12: British Dental Journal – First facial palsy charity launches
26/12/12: Woman’s Weekly – Your Good Health


This is Somerset – Charity launch announcement