Referring a patient As the ataxias are relatively rare conditions, often with complex needs, patients are commonly referred to Specialist Ataxia Centres. Ataxia UK has established three ‘Ataxia UK accredited Ataxia Centres’ in London, Sheffield and Newcastle. If you are interested in referring a patient, please take a look at our Ataxia centres page to see which centre is closest. There is also an ataxia specialised clinic in Oxford and Ataxia UK has a list of clinicians with interest in ataxia that you can access for more expertise around the UK. People with ataxia may benefit from joining Ataxia UK. You may therefore wish to inform your patients about the charity and direct them to our website or Helpline, where they will be given help and advice on how to cope with their condition and have access to a number of services.