Community paediatrics

The Community Paediatric service is a specialist service provided by Nottingham Children’s Hospital. Paediatricians are involved with a range of children including where there are medical or physical health concerns, developmental concerns, concerns about growth, disability etc.

Within this pathway community paediatricians will be involved where there is concern that there may be an underlying medical or developmental condition to explain a child‟s difficulties. The involvement of the community paediatric service will include assessment and where appropriate, diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The community paediatric service may also be asked for advice on co-morbid and associated medical conditions that may occur alongside behavioural, emotional and mental health issues. These include things like epilepsy, tics, sleep disorders, growth and nutrition concerns, gastro-intestinal problems amongst others.