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Community Paediatric Medical Service

Description

What our service provides:

Our team is made up of a group of experienced, enthusiastic Doctors, Nurse practitioners, Specialist nurses and administrative staff.  We are part of the Paediatric department hosted by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Children may be seen for a number of different reasons and in different settings such as hospital clinics, local clinics and some special schools.  If possible we will try and offer your child/young person an appointment close to home.

The Community Paediatric Team considers individual needs of each child or young person, and in order to do this we work closely with colleagues in other specialities (such as therapy teams, CAMHS,  other paediatric specialities, Education and Social Care). We offer full and detailed medical assessments, investigations, diagnosis, treatment and support as appropriate for the individual child and family.

How to access the service:

The service accepts referrals through the Electronic Referral System from primary care. Referrals are directed to the Neurodevelopmental Triage.

Each referral will be assessed by consultant Paediatrician and appointed into the appropriate service/clinic.

Patients who are to be appointed will be informed by the hospital as to when and where there appointment will be.

New referrals are accepted up to 16 years of age and transition support is provided up to 18 years of age for children with additional needs.

Conditions assessed:

  • Developmental difficulties including global developmental delay, disordered development, motor delay and developmental coordination disorder
  • Physical disability including motor disorders such as cerebral palsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy
  • Intellectual disability - Assessment for learning disability will be led by the Educational team, the community Paediatric service will contribute towards the medical assessment of these children
  • Acquired brain injury/disabilities following trauma, infection or malignancy
  • Inherited/genetic disorders impacting on neurodevelopment such as Down syndrome or neurofibromatosis
  • The service also has a statutory role in relation to health assessments for children who are Looked After (CLA) by the local authority and those put forward for adoption.
  • We have a statutory role in contributing to Education, Health Care plans for children and young people with additional needs

Exclusions:

  • Behavioural presentations of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism, ADHD) are assessed and managed by the CAMHS team (Humber NHS Health Foundation Trust).
  • Children in preschool age with suspected Autism will be offered an assessment in the Community Paediatric service to identify any associated developmental/ genetic conditions which may be contributing to their presentation.
  • Children with isolated speech delay should be referred to Audiology and speech and language therapist.

Quality standards and expected outcomes for children and young people and their families accessing the service:

All medical staff have relevant training and qualifications in line with the General Medical Council's (GMC) requirements. All nursing staff have qualifications and training in line with the requirements set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). All staff receive regular training to meet the needs of children and their families. An English interpreter can be requested for families with English as a Second Language.

The service strives to meet standards by adhering to nationally and locally agreed guidelines and quality standards for various medical conditions to improve outcomes for children.

Parking and accessibility
Outreach services available across Hull and East Riding (Wilberforce health Centre, East Riding Community Hospital and Bridlington Community Hospital).
Registered service and regulatory body

All of the Medical staff are fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

Staff training and experience

All medical staff have relevant training and qualifications in line with the General Medical Council's (GMC) requirements. All nursing staff have qualifications and training in line with the requirements set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). All staff, including receptionists and administrators, receive regular training to meet the needs of children and their families with special needs including Safeguarding Children, Equality and Diversity, and prevent training. An English interpreter can be requested for families with English as a Second Language.

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Description

What our service provides:

Our team is made up of a group of experienced, enthusiastic Doctors, Nurse practitioners, Specialist nurses and administrative staff.  We are part of the Paediatric department hosted by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Children may be seen for a number of different reasons and in different settings such as hospital clinics, local clinics and some special schools.  If possible we will try and offer your child/young person an appointment close to home.

The Community Paediatric Team considers individual needs of each child or young person, and in order to do this we work closely with colleagues in other specialities (such as therapy teams, CAMHS,  other paediatric specialities, Education and Social Care). We offer full and detailed medical assessments, investigations, diagnosis, treatment and support as appropriate for the individual child and family.

How to access the service:

The service accepts referrals through the Electronic Referral System from primary care. Referrals are directed to the Neurodevelopmental Triage.

Each referral will be assessed by consultant Paediatrician and appointed into the appropriate service/clinic.

Patients who are to be appointed will be informed by the hospital as to when and where there appointment will be.

New referrals are accepted up to 16 years of age and transition support is provided up to 18 years of age for children with additional needs.

Conditions assessed:

  • Developmental difficulties including global developmental delay, disordered development, motor delay and developmental coordination disorder
  • Physical disability including motor disorders such as cerebral palsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy
  • Intellectual disability - Assessment for learning disability will be led by the Educational team, the community Paediatric service will contribute towards the medical assessment of these children
  • Acquired brain injury/disabilities following trauma, infection or malignancy
  • Inherited/genetic disorders impacting on neurodevelopment such as Down syndrome or neurofibromatosis
  • The service also has a statutory role in relation to health assessments for children who are Looked After (CLA) by the local authority and those put forward for adoption.
  • We have a statutory role in contributing to Education, Health Care plans for children and young people with additional needs

Exclusions:

  • Behavioural presentations of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism, ADHD) are assessed and managed by the CAMHS team (Humber NHS Health Foundation Trust).
  • Children in preschool age with suspected Autism will be offered an assessment in the Community Paediatric service to identify any associated developmental/ genetic conditions which may be contributing to their presentation.
  • Children with isolated speech delay should be referred to Audiology and speech and language therapist.

Quality standards and expected outcomes for children and young people and their families accessing the service:

All medical staff have relevant training and qualifications in line with the General Medical Council's (GMC) requirements. All nursing staff have qualifications and training in line with the requirements set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). All staff receive regular training to meet the needs of children and their families. An English interpreter can be requested for families with English as a Second Language.

The service strives to meet standards by adhering to nationally and locally agreed guidelines and quality standards for various medical conditions to improve outcomes for children.

Age
0-16
How to access
  • Your GP or health worker can refer you