Milton Keynes Community Paediatric Team supports children with developmental problems because of complex needs, disabilities or long-term conditions, enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.
Community paediatricians are specialist children’s doctors with training and expertise in developmental paediatrics and disability, social paediatrics (including child protection), educational paediatrics and public health for children.
The service is offered to children aged up to 16, or up to 19 if the child attends a special school. Children must also be registered with a Milton Keynes general practitioner (GP).
- Children with disabilities and complex health needs
- Children undergoing an assessment of their special educational needs, where it provides medical information to support their assessment
- Children with neurodevelopmental concerns such as social and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delay, or motor co-ordination difficulties
- Babies who are at high risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, transferred to by the neonatal team
- Looked-after children as part of the statutory requirement for all children in care
- Safeguarding and protecting children
It also provides medical advice to the Adoption and Fostering Panel.
The service accepts referrals for medical assessment from Milton Keynes general practitioners (GPs), health visitors, school nurses, allied health professionals such as therapists, and other medical consultants such as child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Our service does not accept self-referrals. All referrals should be made by letter.
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The service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (closed on public holidays)
If you need help in a crisis, please do the following
- Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
- If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
- If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.
Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.