Community Paediatric Services

WHO WE ARE
Community Paediatricians are specialist children's doctors who take a key role in the supervision and coordination of care for the individual child/young person and their family.

WHAT WE DO
We run a variety of different specialist clinics providing child-centred assessment and management of developmental problems and social communication difficulties. We also provide statutory assessments for Child Protection, Looked After Children and EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan).

In Newham community paediatricians work as part of the Specialist Children and Young People's Services (SCYPS) team and are based at West Ham Lane Health Centre. We work closely with other SCYPS team members including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nursing. We also work jointly with Hospital based paediatricians, Newham child mental health services, education and social care.

HOW TO GET AN APPOINTMENT
If you think your child would benefit from an appointment with a Community Paediatrician then you should speak to your doctor (GP), school nurse, health visitor, social worker or child’s teacher. They can refer you.

OUR CLINICS

Developmental Advisory Clinic – This clinic assesses children when there are concern about any areas of their development.

Neuro-disability Clinic – This clinic sees children with more complex neuro-developmental problems. It is involved in Assessment, diagnosis and long term coordination of their care.

Motor Disorder Clinic –For children with cerebral palsy and other muscle problems.

Autism Spectrum disorder clinic – for assessment of social communication difficulties and diagnosis of autism in children aged 2-12 years. Local Offer Autism page

Looked After Children Clinic this provides Health Assessments to children of all ages including unaccompanied asylum seeking young people. More information here
https://www.elft.nhs.uk/SCYPS/Our-Services/Looked-After-Children

Child Protection Medical Assessments at the request of social care.

Education Health Care Plan clinic – this provides Medical assessment to contribute towards the EHCP assessments and final plan.

Enuresis clinic – Paediatricians work jointly with community Continence Nurse to provide support with urinary incontinence.

School medical at John F Kennedy School – Reviewing the medical problems of complex children at this special school.

Who to contact

Website
ELFT - Child Development Service
Notes

Please return the completed referral form and any relevant reports to:

Intake Team
West Ham Lane Health Centre
84 West Ham Lane
Stratford
London
E15 4PT

Referrals can be emailed to newhamcds@nhs.net

Child Development Service and Therapies Referral Form

Where to go

Address
West Ham Lane Clinic, 84
West Ham Lane
London
Postcode
E15 4PT
Get directions

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0-18
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Professionals. Must be registered with a Newham GP