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Developmental Paediatricians

Service overview

The service is a consultant led medical service for children and young people with conditions that require assessment, to identify the impact of health problems on function and developmental progress. Assessment of development relates to physical, sensory, intellectual, social and emotional development.

The Developmental Paediatric Service works closely with other professionals, such as therapists, nurses, teachers and social workers to ensure a cohesive and joined up approach is in place for the child/young person and their family.

Referrals are accepted for children and young people aged 0-19 (where a child is in full time education) and registered with a Surrey or North East Hampshire GP.

Exceptions to this are:

• Children aged 6yrs and over where a diagnosis is being considered (or has been given) of either ADHD or ASD.

Children who live in NE Hants need to be referred to the Psicon service, which is run by Surrey and Border Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Those living in the rest of Surrey need to be referred to the BEN pathway, which is provided through the CAMHS service run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

• Referrals for children under 5 years who are registered with a GP practice in Guildford borough access developmental services via the Royal Surrey County Hospital Child Development Centre.

• Referrals for children who are registered with GPs in the boroughs of Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead (north of the M25) access developmental services via Epsom General Hospital.

Children and young people supported by the Children and Family Health Developmental Paediatrian service have or may have:

• Developmental delay or disorder

• Neurological disability

• Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (under 6yrs)

• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (under 6yrs)

• Cerebral palsy

• Severe learning difficulties (SLD) and/or complex needs (may be seen in school)

• Statutory medicals for looked after children and adoption

• Statutory medicals for Special Educational Needs (SEN) assessment

• Medical examination where there is suspected child abuse (referrals should be made to Social Services as per the Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Board guidance).

To refer

Children can be referred by their health visitor, GP, therapist, early years' service, paediatricians based in the local acute or tertiary hospital, paediatric audiology, CAMHS or other agencies. Referrals are made via the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, a centralised referral and triage service for Surrey's specialist children's services that was launched in July 2017.

The three ways to refer are:

  1. 1. Through the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop online portal https://sabpsecure.simplifyhealth.co.uk/. This is the same portal as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service
  2. Call the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop on 0300 222 5755. Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. This is the same number as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service
  3. Write to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, c/o Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 1st Floor, Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4PU.

For more information about the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop service, visit https://www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/services/...

Teams and contact details

North West Surrey

For children registered with a GP in the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede, Spelthorne, West and East Elmbridge and Surrey Heath:

Location Tel
Goldsworth Park Health Centre 01483 728 201

South West Surrey

For children over 5 years who are registered with a GP in the boroughs of Guildford:

Location Tel
Jarvis Centre, Guildford 01483 783 285


Children under 5 years who are registered with a GP practice in Guildford & Waverley boroughs should continue to access developmental services via the Royal Surrey County Hospital Child Development Centre.

East and mid Surrey

For children registered with a GP in the boroughs of Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead south of the M25, and part of Mole Valley:

Location Tel
Maple House Children's Centre, East Surrey Hospital 01737 768 511 or 6873/4

 

 

Developmental paediatrician services for children registered with GPs in the boroughs of Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell, and Reigate and Banstead north of the M25 are provided by paediatricians employed by Epsom General Hospital.

 

 

North East Hampshire

For children registered with a GP in the borough of Rushmoor:

Location Tel Email
Theta Centre 01276 454 140/ 01276 454 141 veronicajones@nhs.net

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.

  • For advice or questions about your child's health

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line

  • 2 year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line 

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Go to https://www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/feedback to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.