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Community Paediatricians Referral

We undertake the assessment and treatment of children with developmental problems such as delayed milestones, learning difficulties, autism and cerebral palsy, and also children with behavioural problems including ADHD.

The following general categories describe the children and young people who can be referred for specialist assessment and treatment:

  • Impaired communication (including where Autistic Spectrum Disorder is suspected)
  • Impaired motor function (e.g. Cerebral Palsy)
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Impaired feeding
  • Impaired sleep
  • Impaired continence
  • Impaired/restricted attention
  • Developmental impairments or at significant risk of development (e.g. high-risk neonates)
  • Learning difficulties restricting access to learning activities or participation in school
  • Prolonged absence from school on health grounds (>6 weeks)
  • Epilepsy/possible seizures (some individual clinicians may forward these referrals to paediatric neurology)
  • Chronic unexplained symptoms (e.g. pain, fatigue)
  • Palliative care in life limiting conditions
  • Children at risk of harm (note child protection concerns should already have been reported to the statutory agencies ie CYPS prior to referral)

To make a referral please check the Care Pathway's below, complete a Single Point of Entry (SPE) Form and send to the address on the form.

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