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Children's Community Medical Team

The Children's Community Medical Team is one of the services within Integrated Community Paediatric Services, part of Suffolk Community Healthcare.  The Community Medical Team carry out neurodevelopmental assessments of children and young people from birth until they leave school.  This is done to help identify a child or young person's needs, in order to ensure appropriate onward referral for treatment or further investigation. 

Children are referred if there is concern about their development.  This could be in the following areas:

  • speech and language
  • social communication
  • cognitive ability
  • hearing and vision
  • motor development

Common problems are developmental delay, cerebral palsy, speech or language disorders, learning difficulties, specific syndromes affecting development and Autism. 

The Children's Community Medical Team laso provides statutory services including Safeguarding, Adoption and Looked After Children Medicals and Statutory assessment for Special Educational Needs. 

Who to contact

Name
Integrated Community Paediatric Services
Position
Community Paedatric Medical Team (East)
Telephone
01473 321200
Website
http://www.suffolkcommunityhealthcare.com/OurServices.aspx
Address
St Helen's House, 571
Foxhall Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP3 8LX
Notes

There are two main bases for the Children's Community Medical Team, one in Ipswich and one in Bury St Edmunds.  The contact details for Bury are given below. 

Additional contact

Name
Integrated Community Paediatric Services
Position
Community Paedatric Medical Team (West)
Telephone
01284 741700
Address
Bury Child Development Centre
Hospital Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP3 8LX

Where to go

Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Lakenheath, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, Leiston, Newmarket, North Ipswich, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Saxmundham, Brandon, South Ipswich, Aldeburgh, Babergh, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, St Edmundsbury, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Coastal, Elmswell, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, East Ipswich, Suffolk, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, Forest Heath, West Ipswich
Parking details
Most venues used by the service have parking available
Transport
Most venues used by the service are accessible by public transport
Notes

Services are delivered in the main bases detailed above, as well as a range of other venues across the county, including special schools, chidlren's centres, mainstream schools, as well as other clinic bases. 

 

 

Days & Times

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other details

Cost Details
Children's Community Paediatric services are part of the local NHS health offer, and therefore no costs are incurred.
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Children under the age of 5 can be referred by their GP or HV, with parental consent.  School age children can also be referred by the school nurse, again with parental consent.  Referrals are also received from other health professionals including those within Integrated Community Paediatric Services.

All referrals are discussed at a weekly meeting, and accepted if they meet the criteria to access the service.  If not appropriate they are returned with advice and sign posting to alternative services. 

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access

Accreditation details
The Children's Community Medical Team consists of Consultant Community Paediatricians, Associate Specialist Doctors, Junior Doctors and Nurse Practitioners. All are registered health professionals.

Notes

The Children's Community Medical Team is a core service delivered as part of Integrated Community Paediatric Services; all the services work together in an integrated way with colleagues to meet the individual needs of children in a holistic manner.  There is more information about the other services available on Suffolk Infolink. 

Service users involved in planning
Yes
Service User questionnaires and service user feedback/engagement sessions
Last Updated
14/11/2018

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Integrated Community Paediatric Services provides for the needs of children and young people with a range of additional needs, some of which are complex.    The Community Medical Team contribute to the Education Health and Care Plan assessment process as a statutory requirement.  All our staff are aware of the SEND reforms and are active participants where children/young people are known to their services. 

Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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