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Beds and Luton Community Paediatrics Service

Children’s Community Paediatric Service

What we do

The service provides paediatric medical assessments for children and young people with the following conditions:

  • Suspected developmental delays or disorders
  • Neurodisability such as cerebral palsy
  • Neuro-developmental problems such as autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated behavioural problems
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
  • Enuresis, encopresis and constipation
  • Education, Health and Care Plan medicals
  • Children with special needs at Special Schools
  • Safeguarding concerns, alleged neglect, physical, emotional
  • Adoption, Looked After Child (LAC) medicals
  • Referrals to other professionals/agencies made where appropriate

We do not accept referrals for:

  • selective mutism
  • emotional problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, suicidal tendency or self-harming
  • Pathological demand avoidance
  • to confirm/rule out dyslexia

In addition, it provides specific role related functions like

  •  Named Doctor for safeguarding children
  • Lead Doctor for LAC
  • Lead Paediatrician to CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel)

The service complies with statutory requirements and has extended its role to develop health activities in line with “Every Child Matters”.

Where our service is based

Union Street Clinic 
Union Street 
MK40 2SF


Child Development Centre
Hill Rise
MK42 7EB


Edwin Lobo Centre
Redgrave Gardens

Hours of operation - Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00

How to contact our service

Child Development Centre
Tel: 01234 310278
Email: CDC - 

Union Street
Tel: 01234 310700
Email: Union St -

Edwin Lobo Centre
Tel: 0300 555 0606

How to refer into the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • School Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • School SENCOs
  • Therapist
  • CAMH
  • Hospital Paediatrician

Self referrals are not accepted to this service

Latest Waiting Time information

Click on the link to view information regarding our latest waiting times across Luton and Bedfordshire

Click on this link for translatable information on waiting times.

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The staff are wonderful; the receptionists were polite and efficient, the nurses I have seen, were incredible.