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?

  • Complex developmental difficulties (affecting more than one area of development).
  • Neurodisability or medical condition causing developmental disorder or delay e.g. Cerebral palsy.
  • Children aged over 5 years with suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for assessment, diagnosis and on-going medication review.
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), providing a diagnostic service for suspected ASD. Following assessment, we signpost to support services within the community.
  • Children requiring investigation for possible medical causes of a learning disability where the learning disability has been identified by education services.
  • Children aged 7 or more experiencing nocturnal enuresis
  • 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.
  • 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: 

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

Where our service is basedRedgrave Children's Centre, Luton

The Edwin Lobo Centre
Redgrave Children and Young People's Centre
Redgrave Gardens
Luton, LU3 3QN

Clinics are also held periodically at other sites, including schools where necessary.

Hours of operation
The service operates Mondays to Fridays between 09:00 to 17:00 hours (except Bank Holidays) 52 weeks per year.

How to contact our service
Tel: 0300 555 0606

Who can access this service?
Children aged from birth to 16 years of age and up to 19 years for those with special educational needs / disability, and living in the following areas: 

  • Luton: 
    • Any child or young person who lives in Luton and/or registered with a Luton GP.
  • Dunstable: 
    • Priory Gardens Practice
    • Chiltern Hills Practice
    • Caddington Surgery
    • Eastgate Surgery
    • Kingsbury Court Surgery
    • Kirby Road Surgery
    • West Street Surgery
  • Toddington:
    • Toddington Medical Practice
  • Leighton Buzzard:  
    • Leighton Road Surgery
    • Salisbury House Surgery
    • Bassett Road Surgery
  • Lewsey Farm: 
    • Wheatfield Road Surgery
  • Flitwick: 
    • Dr Glaze and Partners

How to refer into the service

From 29th November, referrals to Community Paediatrics have gone online. Click on the link to access our new online referral pack and for further details for professionals. 

You can be referred to the service by health, education and social care professionals, please note that self-referrals are not accepted to this service.  GPs are encouraged to continue to use the SystmOne referral pathway.

Electronic Prescribing System (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your clinician sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. 

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from our Bedfordshire and Luton Community Paediatric Services you will not have to visit your clinician to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, we will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.  Further information is available here:  A new way to get your medicines

Where can I get further information from?

Patient Advice and Liasion Service (PALS) - click here for full details.

Click on this link for information on all Children's Services run by Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust.

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.

ASD Journey

Click on the link to view information regarding your Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) journey from referral to diagnosis 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.

Links to partner agencies

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