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Children’s community medical service (Paediatricians) run by Bedfordshire Community Health Services Coronavirus update

Community paediatricians: will deliver only services/interventions deemed clinical priorities, child protection medicals, telephone advice, and urgent referrals for LAC initial health assessments (some routine referrals may be delayed with appropriate support e.g. initial basic advice).

In order to deliver the best possible patient care during the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be reorganising aspects of children's services that are provided and delivered by CCS NHS Trust. Please see the details on our public website (https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/Bedfordshire/bedfordshire-children's-how-coronavirus-is-affecting-our-services) for which services will be continuing, what changes will be made, and what will be suspended until further notice.   


 

What we do

The service provides paediatric medicals to children and young people with the following conditions:

  • Suspected developmental delays or disorders
  • Neurodisability such as cerebral palsy
  • Neuro-developmental problems such as autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated behavioural problems
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
  • Enuresis, encopresis and constipation
  • Education, Health and Care Plan medicals
  • Children with special needs at Special Schools
  • Safeguarding concerns, alleged neglect, physical, emotional
  • Adoption, Looked After Child (LAC) medicals
  • Referrals to other professionals/agencies made where appropriate

We do not accept referrals for:

  • selective mutism
  • emotional problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, suicidal tendency or self-harming
  • Pathological demand avoidance
  • to confirm/rule out dyslexia

In addition, it provides specific role related functions like

  • Named Doctor for safeguarding children
  • Lead Doctor for LAC
  • Lead Paediatrician to CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel)

The service complies with statutory requirements and has extended its role to develop health activities in line with “Every Child Matters”.

Where our service is based

Union Street Clinic 
Union Street 
Bedford
MK40 2SF

Child Development Centre
Hill Rise
Bedford
MK42 7EB

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00

How to contact our service

Tel: 01234 310700

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00
Telephone
Website
https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/.../community-medical-service

Where to go

Name
Union Street Clinic and Child Development Centre

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

How to refer into the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • School Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • School SENCOs
  • Therapist
  • CAMH
  • Hospital Paediatrician

Self referrals are not accepted to this service

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old
SEN Provision Type
Specialist