Specialist Community Paediatrics Service
Community paediatrics is a specialist service that provides assessments and care for children and young people aged 0-16 years old (up to 19 years old if receiving community paediatric input and still in secondary education). The service accepts referrals from doctors, schools and health/social care professionals for children and young people living in the borough who have a Brent GP.
The team provides assessments and specialist paediatric care for children with:
- Complex disabilities
- Developmental delay
- Cerebral palsy
- Learning difficulties associated with developmental disabilities
- Neurodevelopmental and metabolic problems associated with developmental delay
The staff work closely with parents, health visitors, nurses, therapists, mental health services and social care/education professionals, to ensure that children can achieve the best possible health outcomes.
The service also has statutory responsibilities for children in the following areas:
- Child protection
- The health needs of looked after children
- Adoption and fostering
- Providing written medical advice for children with special educational needs and disabilities when an education, health and care (EHC) plan has been requested.
The team is primarily based at the Wembley Centre for Health and Care. Clinic appointments take place from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, along with outreach clinics and home, special school and nursery visits.
0 to 16 years old
Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 1st Floor, Barham House, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, HA0 4UZ,
020 8795 6347, 6357, 6353 or 6340