Community Paediatricians

The Community Paediatric Team are a dedicated group of doctors who have specific expertise in assessing, managing, and supporting children and young people with neurodisability or concerns about their development, social communication or behaviour. We work closely with other professionals in a multidisciplinary approach. In some cases we may assess and refer on to another organisation for management.

 

What we do

Some examples of conditions that we assess, manage and support are Cerebral Palsy, Chromosomal/Genetic Abnormalities, Degenerative Disorders, Global Developmental Delay, Neuromuscular Disorders, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD/Dyspraxia), Special Educational Needs, Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Social Communication Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Please see our ADHD pages for further information regarding our ADHD pathway and support.  https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk/service/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-service/

Please see our JADES page for further information regarding our ASD pathway and support. https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk/our-services/jades-journey-of-autism-diagnosis-and-early-support/

 

We complete reports for statutory assessments, such as Initial Health Assessments for Looked After Children/Children in Care and health advice for EHCP applications for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

 

What we don’t do

We don’t assess for educational conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia (please speak to the school SENCO for advice)

 

We don’t assess or treat emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression or anger management (please consider a referral to the CAMHS Team)

 

We don’t offer a sleep service, although we do support children with sleep difficulties who also have a diagnosis of ASD or ADHD

 

We don’t manage constipation/enuresis (please consider a referral to the Continence Team/Hospital Paediatrician/Urology Team as appropriate)

Information for Referrers

Referrals to the Community Paediatric service can be only made by Health Professionals.

Community Paediatric Referral form: