Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
The Looked After Children’s Health Team (LAC Team) aim to promote the health and well-being of children and young people who are looked after, including unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
An Initial Health Assessment for all children and young people will be undertaken by a Paediatrician, following that, children and young people age 5-18 years will have a Looked After Children’s Nurse and children under 5 years will be cared for by their Public health Nurse-Health Visitor.
The LAC health team supports the child/young person throughout their time in care. This includes health assessments, packages of care and advice, attending review meetings and making referrals to other services as required.
Carers and young people can contact the LAC Health Team for general advice on 0116 2951370 or make an appointment with their GP for specific health needs or illness.
Referrals into the LAC Health Team are made by Social Workers for all looked after children and young people.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Interpreters are arranged via the Social Worker in advance of appointments.
Please contact the LAC Health Team on 01162951370 with any queries regarding accessibility to clinic venues.