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Community Paediatrics


Babies

What does our service do?

The community paediatric team offers specialist service to children and young people residing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for various health needs including

• Investigation of children who present with global developmental delay or significant delay in specific developmental areas.

• Medical assessment for moderate/severe learning difficulties.

• Medical input for assessment of preschool/primary school age children presenting with challenging behaviour with suspicion of underlying neurodevelopmental conditions like Autism, ADHD and management as appropriate.

• Management of children with certain genetic/medical conditions (e.g. Down’s syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Neurofibromatosis) that need ongoing neurodevelopmental surveillance and management as appropriate.

• Management of children with neurodisability (e.g Cerebral Palsy), complex health needs and certain life limiting conditions.

• Assessment of children with coordination Difficulties (e.g Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia)

• Specialist medical input and management for children with continence issues

• Specialist medical input for looked after children, children undergoing adoption and fostering.

• Safeguarding medical assessment of children with suspected physical abuse and neglect through referral from social services.

• Specialist medical advice for children with significant Special Educational Needs (e.g children undergoing Educational Health Care Plan)

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Access to Community Paediatric Services

Children and young people can be referred to our clinics by General practitioner, health visitor, school nurse, educational psychologists, therapy services (Speech and Language therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist) and other medical professionals. Referrals are vetted through a Single Point of Access (SPA) for the city and by individual community paediatricians in the local county area.

New referrals can be made for children up to 16 years of age depending on their health needs and up to 19 years of age for children in Special needs school.

SPA/Families Young People and Children’s(FYPC) services referral form can be accessed through this link:

http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/Library/FYPCReferralForm2015v1.docx

Clinical Pathways

Community Paediatric Services have well established pathways for Autism, ADHD and Down’s syndrome, which can be accessed through the links here;

http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/Library/ASDPathwayversion88240815.pdf

http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/Library/ADHDMarch2009.pdfhttp://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/
Library/CombinedcarepathwayforDSCBeniteV224052016.pdf

How is our service delivered?

The service is delivered through outpatient clinics in local areas that are spread over the city and county of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). We work closely when required with other agencies such as schools, nurseries, health visitors, school nurses, Early Years Specialist Teaching services, Specialist Educational Needs Coordinators(SENCo),Educational Psychologists(EP),Speech and Language therapists(SALT), Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Diana services, Dietitian, Audiologists, Neighbourhood Care Coordinators, clinical psychologists, CAMHS team and acute medical services, to ensure our patients get the best possible care. Our Single Point of Access Services (SPA) in the city ensures that the child/family see the most appropriate clinical teams/clinicians for their health needs (Right care in the Right place at the Right time).

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How do you contact us?

Families Young People and Children’s(FYPC) services
Bridge Park Plaza
Bridge park road
Thurmaston
Leicester
LE4 8PQ

Telephone- 0116 295 1350

Feedback

We would appreciate feedback on our services as it helps us to continually improve the way we provide our service to children and families. The email address is feedback@leicspart.nhs.uk

 

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