Community paediatrics

Our team consists of ten consultants, two associate specialists and 3 speciality doctors supported by specialist health visitors, children’s nurses, and psychologists. We work closely with our colleagues in acute paediatrics, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

We are based in two child development centres, one at Danestrete Stevenage and one at QEII but because we cover a large geographic area, we offer outreach clinics in places such as Waltham Cross and Bishops Stortford.

We have expertise in the diagnosis and management of

  • Developmental disorders and neurodisability
  • Down’s syndrome and similar conditions,
  • Autistic spectrum disorders,
  • Dyspraxia
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Epilepsy
  • Feeding problems

We participate in “Team Around the Child” meetings for children with complex needs.

We have close links with education and in addition to our strategic role, provide medical advice to the Local education authority. We hold clinics in each of the SLD Schools in our area.

We carry out Child Looked After Assessments and provide advice to the adoption and fostering Panels.

Safeguarding chidlren

We take part in safeguarding children and have a dedicated medical suite (Bramble suite) at the Lister for Child protection medicals.

You can find out more information and advice on safeguarding children on Hertfordshire safeguarding children’s website

Hertfordshire safeguarding children’s website

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