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Community Paediatrics/Medicine


Community Paediatricians are doctors experienced in child health who offer high quality services centred on the child and family, city wide for Birmingham. These medical services are provided for both pre-school and school age children and their families and carers.

Click here to download our leaflet for children and young people to read

Click here to download our leaflet for parents of children using the service

Who is it for?

This is usually up to age 16 but, for some children with special needs, may be up to age 19.

Referral Criteria                                                                                    

  • Concerns regarding a child’s development such as developmental delay or disordered development
  • Neurological disability
  • Children with coordination or fine motor difficulties
  • Behavioural problems
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • ADHD
  • Significant learning difficulties / disabilities
  • Sensory impairment
  • Visual
  • Hearing
  • Symptom management in palliative and end of life care 

Who provides it?

Community Paediatricians, each of whom are based in our Child Development Centres

Contact Us

Community Paediatricians
Lead Doctor
Sutton Cottage Hospital

Tel: 0121 465 5431

Referral Process

Written referrals are accepted for regular child health surveillance, parents are offered appointments and there is open access to the clinics.

  • GP
  • School Nurse
  • Education
  • Social Worker

Some of the specialist services are restricted to referrals from other doctors only.

Click here to download the Children and Families Referral form for all services.