Community Paediatric Service

Community Paediatric Service

The Community Paediatric Medical Service is an integral part of the wider Community Paediatric Network across Hull and East Riding.

The Community Paediatric Medical Team provides a range of Community Paediatric Services, including the assessment and management of childhood developmental problems, such as developmental delay, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, etc, as well as the long-term management of children with identified disability/complex needs such as cerebral palsy. The Service also contributes significantly to the interagency support for children with additional needs.

The Team provides statutory health assessments and support for looked-after children, including those going forward to adoption. The Service also has a statutory role within educational medicine in relation to the provision of advice to the Local Authorities for children identified as having Special Educational Needs.

Currently, the Team is made up of Consultant and Speciality Paediatricians who support and train doctors in their paediatric training programmes, as well as medical students from HYMS.

Although the Service is centrally-based, the doctors offer clinics throughout the geographical area of Hull and East Riding, providing (where possible) services close to each family’s home. The doctors work closely with nursing colleagues in Community Paediatrics and with hospital services counterparts to accelerate patients’ discharge from hospital and, where possible, reduce the need for hospital admission.

Some of the community doctors also provide sessional work and support with safeguarding children medical assessments at the Anlaby Suite, Hull Royal Infirmary.