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Community Paediatric Medical Service (CPMS) Southampton and South West Hampshire

Community Paediatric Medical Services (CPMS) including child protection medical service, neurodevelopmental, and complex health needs (PMLD) physical disability, learning disability, general paediatrics and feeding & nutrition.

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Referral criteria

Referrals are acceptable via

  • GPs
  • acute paediatricians
  • health visitors
  • school nurses
  • other allied health professionals

If you have concerns about your child please speak to any of these professionals and ask for a referral

Full service description

The service is divided into four main areas:

  • Community General Paediatrics Medical service which provides assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of children and young people with general medical conditions.  Within Southampton City only, the service is delivered alongside UHS in community venues and is accessed via the Single Point of Access for General Paediatrics.   
  • Community Paediatric Medical Neuro-developmental services and paediatric services for children with physical disability, complex health needs and learning disability which are provided for children with or suspected to have developmental problems/ special educational needs, and include a range of preschool and school aged child health community clinics as well as clinics in special schools and alongside specialist multidisciplinary teams.  This includes specialist clinics for children with feeding and nutritional difficulties.
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Medical service for physical examination and assessment of child abuse and neglect, including video-colposcopy facilities for child sexual abuse examinations.  This includes physical examination to confirm female genital mutilation (FGM).
  • Health Services for Looked After Children

Referral method

The following people can refer to our service:

  • GPs
  • acute paediatricians
  • health visitors
  • school nurses
  • other allied health professionals

If you have concerns about your child please speak to any of these professionals and ask for a referral

Contact Information

0300 123 6661

Adelaide Health Centre, 2nd Floor, William MacLeod Way, Southampton, SO16 4XE

Opening hours

  • Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00-5:00pm

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

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The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.