Community Paediatrics – West Essex

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).

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).

 

Please also provide a link to referral forms:

Please use the referral forms on the links below:

Suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder with features of social communication difficulties, sensory difficulties, restrictive and repetitive behaviours:

JADES: Journey of Autism Diagnosis and Early Support – Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk)

Suspected ADHD with features of Hyperactivity, Impulsivity and/or Inattention:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Nursing Service – Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk)

Concerns about developmental delay

Community Paediatricians – Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk)


Who the service provides for

Children and Young People up to 18 years.

 


Hours of operation

Monday – Friday; 9am – 5pm


How the service is accessed

Referral from a medical professional i.e. GP, EWMS, PAH.
Please also provide a link to referral forms:


Phone number

0300 247 0122

Operational locations

  • Epping
  • Harlow
  • Uttlesford

Address

Child Development Centre, HCRG Care Group, Administration Centre
Kao Park 2
Hockham Way
Harlow
CM17 9SR

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