Community Paediatrician Service

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Community Paediatrician Service

Providing assessment, treatment and management of complex and long-term conditions, affecting a child's physical and emotional well-being which stops them succeeding educationally and socially.

Contact This Service

Phone

0300 303 2617

Fax

01245 546301

About This Service

Eligibility criteria

Children and young people (under 19 years) with long-term conditions, who are registered with a GP in the Mid Essex area - excluding Halstead, Earls Colne, Wickford and Tiptree.

Exclusions

  • Behavioural problems not related to neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD and ASD.
  • Dyslexia.
  • Mental health issues which require input from CAMHS.
  • Acute paediatric problems.

Service details

We assess and treat children with additional needs who have difficulties or problems in the following areas:

  • Development
  • Social and communication skills – autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Attention and behavioural difficulties – ADHD core symptoms.
  • Cerebral palsy and long-term neurological conditions.
  • Coordination.
  • Hearing.
  • Gait.

We also see vulnerable children, such as those on the children in need and child protection plan.

Our team includes consultant paediatricians, specialty doctors and specialist registrars who are doctors in training.

Service Delivery

We run clinics at various times, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm, at these locations:

  • Chelmsford: Moulsham Grange Children's Centre, Parkside, Springfield Green and Moulsham Clinic.
  • Maldon: St Peter's Hospital.
  • Braintree: Carousel Children's Centre.
  • Burnham Clinic.
  • South Woodham Ferrers Clinic.
  • Witham Health Centre.

See map below for details of these venues.

Attendance is by appointment only.

Referral process

Your child must be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a:

  • GP.
  • health visitor.
  • hospital.
  • local authority.
  • child and adolescent mental health services.
  • local acute trust. 

Customer survey results for this service

Date of survey21 March 2016 to 30 June 2016

How many people responded - 36

Here’s what service users told us

100% said that the doctor explained the reasons for any assessment/treatment in a way they could understand?

100% told us that if they had important questions to ask, they got answers that they could understand?

100% said that felt that they had sufficient time during their appointment to ask questions and receive the information they needed

100% said they felt that they were treated sensitively with kindness and consideration

100% said that they felt they were treated with respect and dignity whilst at the clinic

When & Where

We provide this service at a number of locations. To find the location nearest to you, enter your postcode into the field below and then click ‘Submit’.

Then click on a red marker on the map to find out details about that particular location and to get directions to it from your postcode.

Directions will appear at the bottom of your screen once you have clicked the "get directions" option on the red marker, so please scroll down.

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For certain services you can use SystmOnline to manage aspects of your health records; view, cancel appointments; update contact details or message your healthcare professional.

Getting In Touch

Your feedback is a key source of information and we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or would like to make a complaint relating to our services. We can:

  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
  • Point you in the right direction of useful information and support

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