The Community Paediatric Service provides assessment and diagnosis for children aged 0-18 years, who experience difficulties in their development. We diagnose and plan the care management for children with neuro-developmental concerns, neuro-disabilities or complex health needs.
Our team consists of Paediatricians, Specialist Community Doctor, Nurses, Service Co-ordinator, Specialist Outreach Nursery Nurses and Admin.
- Medical advice for children with special educational needs, to support Educational Health Care Plans
- Statutory health assessments for Children Looked After
- Adoption medical assessments and medical advice to prospective adopters
- Assessment and diagnosis for children with motor co-ordination, attention and social communication difficulties
- Neurodisability clinics in Special schools
- Neuro-developmental clinics both Paediatrician and Nurse led clinics
- Palliative/end of life care for children and young people
- Assessment and management of children and young people with neuro-disabilities from congenital and acquired conditions, cerebral palsy, neuroregressive conditions, metabolic and genetic causes
- Assessment of autism and ADHD
- Co-ordination of care – close liaison with allied health professionals, health visitors, learning disability nursing team, special school nursing
- Specialist Outreach Nursery Nurses provide developmental assessment and intervention for Pre-school children under the care of a Paediatrician
Once accepted to the service your child will be placed on a waiting list and an appointment will be arranged at a later date. You will attend at the noted venue for an appointment to discuss your concerns regarding your child. A full detailed developmental history will be taken plus a clinical examination. A management plan will be discussed with you and actioned as required.
Werneth Primary Care Centre
Featherstall Road South
Children can be referred to the service by a professional practitioner which includes GP, Health Visitor, School Nurse and School/Pre-school staff.
The Community paediatric Service works closely with other children’s teams as part of an integrated children's service including Speech and Language therapists, Children’s Community Nursing Team, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietetics, Health Visitors, School Nursing and Education.
The Good-Night Guide for Children- https://www.betterhealthatworkaward.org.uk/The%20Good%20Night%20Guide%20for%20Children.pdf