Community Paediatric Audiology Service

This service offers diagnostic audiology assessments for children aged from 7 months to 16 years 364 days ( up to 19 years 364 days for children attending special schools).

 

The service is delivered at 7 sites over Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ( see clinic locations)

 

Referral criteria

Referrals  for diagnostic service will be accepted from any Health or Education professional, where there is concern about hearing, speech or communication.

Please note:  we are unable to accept referrals from parents/guardians directly.

This service accepts referrals from any health or educational professional and is appropriate for children aged from 7 months to 16 years and 364 days of age (19 years and 364 days of age if child attends a special school), where there is concern about hearing or communication difficulties. Parents /carers may access this service via any health professional.

Referrals can be made using the FYPC Referral Form

Referrals are accepted by post to:

Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicestershire, LE4 8PQ

Or secure e-mail : fypc.referrals@nhs.net  or by Fax 0116 295 8302

SystmOne users can also refer using e-referral within the child’s record, (Refer into the Medical Allied Unit.)

NB: Referrers should include information about child’s developmental stage, as well as chronological age, to ensure child is directed to a clinic appropriate for their ability.

 

 

Criteria exclusion

Please note:  we are unable to accept referrals from parents/guardians directly.

How to access this service

Access is by referral only.

A Partial Booking letter will be sent out to you as soon as we receive your referral. This letter will ask you to ring in and book your appointment as soon as possible. Please note: if you do not ring in to book within the period specified on the partial booking letter we will be unable to process the referral and you will unfortunately need to obtain a new referral.

The LPT Paediatric Audiology Service administration base is:

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust,

Corporate offices,

Clinic Referrals Department,

Bridge Park Plaza,

Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston,

Leicestershire,

LE4 8PQ

Tel: 0116 2953919

Please note: No clinics are held at this location.

What conditions do you cover

This service offers paediatric audiological assessment only – no treatment is given.

Contact info

0116 295 3919

Referrals

  • GP
  • healthcare professional
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