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Community Paediatric Medical Service Portsmouth and South East Hants

Community paediatricians see children with neurodevelopmental disorders. We also provide services for adoption and fostering. We have a dedicated rota for child protection.

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Referral criteria

The following people can refer to our services –

  • Health Visitors and School Nurses
  • GP’s
  • Therapists
  • Hospital Doctors
  • Audiologists
  • Community Paediatric Nurses
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health practitioners
  • Education Authority as part of statutory requests for assessment as part of Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP)

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

Full service description

The Community Paediatric Medical Service sees children under the age of five years with concerns about developmental delay, including speech delay, global delay, motor delay and hearing and visual problems. Over 5 years of age we see children with generalised learning difficulties to assess if there is a medical cause for their difficulties. We see children with physical disabilities up to 16 years.

We assess medical conditions for children who have/need an Education and Health Care Plan.

We also deliver a service for examination of child protection cases and we provide a weekend on-call service to deliver forensic medical examinations to any child under 13 who may have been subject to sexual abuse.

Our paediatricians, along with other Solent Children's Services, are involved in autism assessments. We also provide some services in some special schools.

Referral method

The following people can refer to our services –

  • Health Visitors and School Nurses
  • GP’s
  • Therapists
  • Hospital Doctors
  • Audiologists
  • Community Paediatric Nurses
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health practitioners
  • Education Authority as part of statutory requests for assessment as part of Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP)

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

Contact Information

0300 123 6630

Battenburg Child Development Centre, Battenburg Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 0TA

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.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

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

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

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
Southampton
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:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

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