Beds and Luton Community Paediatrics Service
Community Paediatrics

Click on the link for a list of resources available for families who are identified as having a child at risk:   Covid 19 Support Resources - Child at Risk

The service is provided by teams led by Consultant Community Paediatricians who work in partnership with Community Children’s Nurses, Therapists and other Agencies.

Our patient information leaflet outlining the services at Redgrave Gardens can be found here

What problems do we assess children/young people for?

  1. Complex developmental difficulties (affecting more than one area of development).
  2. Neurodisability or medical condition causing developmental disorder or delay e.g. Cerebral palsy.
  3. Children aged over 5 years with suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for assessment, diagnosis and on-going medication review.
  4. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), providing a diagnostic service for suspected ASD. Following assessment, we signpost to support services within the community.
  5. Children requiring investigation for possible medical causes of a learning disability where the learning disability has been identified by education services.
  6. Children aged 7 or more experiencing nocturnal enuresis
  7. Encopresis- Children requiring specialist Tier 3 intervention for soiling after being assessed and treated by Primary Care (GP), Community Nurse led Continence Service and Secondary Care (Hospital) with persistent symptoms for more than 6 months.
  8. GP is recommended to treat constipation and Urinary Tract Infection (  UTI ) if present prior to referring to Enuresis clinic.

We also provide the following services: 

  1. Medical advice in relation to children with Special Educational Needs
  2. Looked After Children (LAC) health assessments - for further information click here
  3. Children requiring child protection medical assessment should be requested by the Social Worker (Section 47 medical) using the designated electronic referral form/process

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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Diagnosis Support Pack - Professionals, parents and young people across Bedfordshire and Luton have joined forces to utilise their expertise and collaborate in the development of a co-produced 'Diagnosis Support Pack' - a one stop place for information, support, guidance in multi media format in the lead up to, or following a diagnosis of a neurodiversity.  Click on the link above or the image to access the pack.

The second part of two training sessions run by the Council For Disabled Children to work with parents and carers who have a child or young person with SEND has been organised for the 25 February.  Please see the flyer: Luton Working Together flyer parent carers for more details and registration information.

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"Seen very quickly. The nurse was very understanding, approachable and empathetic"  - Luton community paediatrics