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Services have changed during Coronavirus pandemic. Please remember to visit our children with complex care needs section of the website for further information and self-help.  If you’re worried about your child, our team will be able to offer advice and support. You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 **Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm excluding bank holidays** ask to speak to the community paediatricians.

If it is life threatening, call 999 for an ambulance. Remember that A&E is happy to see children for emergencies and will keep children separated from patients with coronavirus. If you are unsure when to call emergency services, please click here to read the latest guide for parents.


Patients are seen by a specialist paediatric dietitian in a number of varying outpatient community clinics.

Dietitians work closely and accept referrals from a number of sources including but not exclusively:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Consultants
  • Health Visitors
  • Psychologists

Reasons for referral include:

  • Faltering Growth
  • Nutritional Deficiencies/Selective Eating
  • Food Allergy/Intolerance
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Home Enteral Feeding
  • Paediatric Diabetes (through the NWAFT paediatric diabetes team)

We are currently unable to accept referrals for weight management or eating disorders.

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