Important information concerning Covid-19


In line with current government guidelines, we have changed the way that we deliver care during the pandemic for our different services.


Please see guidance below.

At this time the Early Years Team are unable to offer:

  • the drop-in service at the hospital or Wolverton Health Centre
  • face to face assessments, reviews or therapy appointments for any children presenting with speech, language or communication needs.

However, we are working to continue to offer a service to you and your child and we will do so using telephone and video support and provide you with additional resources. 

  • For urgent new assessments and ongoing reviews for children with eating and drinking difficulties, we will be supporting these referrals via telephone on a case by case basis, and offer face to face appointments only where it is considered to be clinically essential. 
  • If you are currently waiting for an assessment or a review we will be in touch with you in due course to arrange your telephone appointment. 
  • Strategies and advice packs will be provided to you as appropriate
  • You will have ongoing access to our extended hours telephone support clinic open Tuesdays 8am to 4pm. Please call 01908 725490 during these hours.

We are unable to visit schools or to offer any face to face appointments at this time.

  • We will be contacting parents of our children with EHC plans to provide strategies, advice and resources. 
  • If you have any concerns or questions about your child in relation to speech or language please email chris.rutter1@nhs.net or telephone 01908 725614 (this has an answering  machine and we will get back to you. Please leave a slow and clear message with your child’s name and your contact number).

There is also a lot of advice available on the websites below; they contain useful information and resources regarding Speech, language and communication difficulties and how to support your child’s development. 

The Milton Keynes Speech and Language Therapy Service has a Facebook page and we will be sharing information via this page on a regular basis (including when the service will re-open).  Please feel free to like and view this page. 

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