Community paediatrics

Please click on the links below for information on the Community Paediatrics' service:


What is it?

What do we provide?

Where do we offer this service?

Referrals

Our philosphy of care

Patient information leaflets

Who should you contact?

 

What is it?

The Community Paediatrics' service provides holistic care for children and young people up to the age of 19 years. This service is for children and young people who are registered with a Wakefield district doctor (GP) or who are in Local Authority care. We work closely with agencies including Education, Social Services and the voluntary sector. The service is provided from children's centres, special schools, hospital clinics, health centres etc. The administrative and office bases are at Castleford Normanton and District Hospital.

 

What do we provide?

  • Special Educational Needs medicals
  • Looked after Children medicals
  • Adoption medicals 
  • Specialist clinics, eg neuro disability, autism, bowel management, ADHD, behaviour clinics.

We also act as Medical Advisor to the Adoption Panel and provide the Designated Doctor for Safeguarding in the Wakefield district and Sudden Unexpected Death in Children.


The service is led by four Consultant Paediatricians with individual sub-specialities and responsibilities. They are very well supported by a team of six Senior Speciality Doctors in Community Paediatrics who also have sub-specialities interests.

 

Where do we offer this service?

The Community Paediatrics' Service is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The clinics are in various locations such as health centres, children's centres, schools, hospitals, etc.

 

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from the Local Authority, General Practitioners, hospital paediatricians, school nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

Our philosophy of care

The philosophy of care of the Community Paediatrics' service is that all children up to the age of 19 years will have prompt access to high quality evidence-based care. The staff delivering the care are appropriately qualified and have high professional standards. The service user feedback carried out in January 2009 shows that the service users were highly positive of the service and highly commended it (97%).

 

Patient information leaflets

District Child Development Team [pdf] 131KB