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Paediatric services

The community paediatric dietetic service provides a specialist service to children and young people under 19, who have identified nutritional problems with neurodevelopmental conditions and syndromes, and attend a special needs school in Enfield.

The service works in partnership with parents, carers, children centres, schools, and multi-disciplinary teams.

Eligibility

Referrals are only accepted if the patient is under 19, lives in Enfield and is referred by:

  • GPs
  • Hospital Consultants
  • Community Paediatricians
  • Acute dieticians referring from tertiary hospitals
  • Paediatric Speech Therapist
  • Paediatric Physiotherapist
  • Paediatric Occupational Therapist
  • Complex Care Nurses
  • School Nurses based at the special needs schools

Accessing the service

Priority one children and young people will be seen within two weeks for issues including home enteral feeding, severe dysphagia, end stage terminal illness, or if they are subject to a child protection plan.

Priority two children and young people will be seen within 8-12 weeks for issues including faltering growth, premature metabolic conditions and conditions compromising nutrition and fluid intake.

Priority three children and young people will be seen within 18 weeks for issues including general nutrition advice, obesity and constipation.

For more information, visit the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Trust or contact the team on 020 8702 5436.

Occupational therapists help your child develop skills to support them in daily living, playing and learning activities. This may be provided through advice, strategies or equipment. They will work closely with you and your child in the clinic, home or school.

Occupational therapists carry out an assessment of your child’s needs to identify areas of difficulty. They then provide the child and family with new ways of carrying out activities, and support through the provision of specialist equipment and adaptations to the home.

Eligibility

Referrals are only accepted if the patient is under 18, lives in Enfield or has a GP in Enfield, and has:

  • cerebral palsy, hemiplegia and other complex neurological disorders
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • genetic disorders and syndromes
  • dyspraxia
  • brachial plexus injuries
  • ADHD, concentration or learning difficulties
  • complex medical needs and related developmental difficulties
  • gross and fine motor skills, or motor co-ordination difficulties
  • sensory processing disorders
  • global developmental delay

Accessing the service

Registered health professionals or Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo) must refer your child to this service. We aim to see all referrals within 13 weeks. However, there may be a waiting time of six to nine months.

For more information, visit the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Trust or contact the team on 020 8375 2985.

Paediatric physiotherapy is the treatment and care of babies, children and young people under 18. Paediatric physiotherapists have specialist skills, expert knowledge and experience of child development and childhood disabilities.

We cater for children with a range of disabilities, functional or motor difficulties resulting from neurological impairment, musculoskeletal issues, genetic disorders and mobility issues. The team work closely with patients, carers and school or nursery staff to make sure the physiotherapy strategies are incorporated into the child’s daily routine.

Eligibility

Referrals are only accepted if the patient is under 18, lives in Enfield or has a GP in Enfield.

Accessing the service

Healthcare professionals must refer you to the service. Children with complex needs may be referred by the child development centre and tertiary care hospitals. We aim to see all referrals within 13 weeks.

For more information, visit the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Trust or contact the team on 020 8702 5640.