Community paediatricians are child health doctors who have been trained in hospital and in the community. They can help with medical assessments of children with delayed or unusual patterns of early development, assessment and advice for health problems affecting education and school progress, care packages for disabled children and interagency meetings.
Each school has an allocated Community Paediatrician from our team. We will work with all children from birth to school leaving age. We aim to work closely with parents and carers at all times and value feedback on our services.
Community Paediatricians have experience of working with families and as part of a team to assess children and coordinate services for those with chronic illnesses, disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs, including assessment for ADHD and Autism.
Access to our Community paediatricians can be made through referrals from nursery or school staff, health visitors, social workers, therapists and GPs. The team are more than happy to discuss referrals with parents. However, they will need a letter from the GP, school staff or other professional in order to secure an appointment.The main switchboard is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Last updated: 30 June 2014
The Referral Management Centre (RMC) provides a single point of access for professionals to make referrals into children and young people's specialist community health services.
The aim of the RMC is to facilitate all urgent and non-urgent referrals into NHFT to ensure that children and young people are seen by the right health professional(s), with the right skills the first time. All of NHFT's children and young people's specialist community health services use one single referral form.
For more information on how to make a referral click here.