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COVID-19 (coronavirus) alert:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for children, young people and families - 27th March 2020.

We understand that you might be worried about coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – particularly if your child has a long-term health condition. This information sheet from Birmingham Community Health Care Foundation Trust (BCHC) sets out our advice and the action we are taking to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19 Information Leaflet

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the Community Paediatric child development centres at Heartlands, Park House, Bacchus Rd and Allenscroft have closed until further notice for all face to face appointments, so please do not travel to sites. This is for your safety and for the safety of all our staff, following current National Guidance.

ALL COMMUNITY PAEDIATRIC APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW TELEPHONE CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT ONLY.

If your child / children have an appointment with one of our Community Paediatric Doctors, they will contact you by telephone at the clinic date and time allocated. 

PLEASE ENSURE THE SERVICE HAS YOUR CORRECT TELEPHONE CONTACT NUMBER  - PLEASE CALL THE CENTRAL BOOKING SERVICE ON Tel: 0121 683 2320 AND UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS IF NOT UP TO DATE.

You can also update CBS if you wish to add your consent to the SMS texting option for receiving appointment updates.

Prescription line

In order to reduce footfall and support social distancing, the Community Paediatrics Service have developed a process whereby prescription requests are received by telephone and administered by a Paediatrician and then made available to families with prescription being posted via 1st class post. The Prescription contact numbers for families are:

 

COVID-19 Response:  Speech and Language Therapy Advice Line

You can contact the Speech and language Therapy Team for therapy advice, strategies and support for parents / carers, schools and other professionals in relation to a child’s / young person’s communication skills or eating, drinking and swallowing concerns.  The phone line will be open Mon - Fri from 9am – 4pm.

The child or young person must be:

  • aged 0-18 years (up to 19, only if in full-time special school education)
  • registered with a Birmingham GP or attending a Birmingham School.

 

Phone Number: 0121 466 6231

You can also seek advice and support from the following organisations:

 

KOOTH mental health services for 11 to 25 year olds now available in Birmingham

Kooth is a new free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham.  The new service launched in Birmingham on 13 April 2020.
The online self-referral is available at www.kooth.com.

This is an online platform for advice and support and is linked into the wider mental health support from Forward Thinking Birmingham.

 


Introduction

Welcome to the Community Paediatrics website.  The Community Paediatrics team sit within the Children’s Division who are part of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

On this site you will find information for parents/carers along with information for professionals wishing to refer into the service.  You will also find links to other websites that will also offer you valuable information.  

The community paediatric service provide assessment, diagnosis, management and where indicated, treatment to children and young people across Birmingham where there are concerns regarding a child’s development such as developmental delay, Neurological disability for example cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities, children with potential Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (age five and above) along with other specific conditions.  

More details regarding the referral criteria and how to refer can be found on the professionals page.

The service is delivered in ‘non-hospital’ settings across the City by specialist Doctors (community paediatricians) in partnership with other providers which will enable children to achieve their optimum health and reduce the impact of illness on their health and wellbeing. 

Click here to download our parent leaflet.

Click here to download our child leaflet.

Community paediatrics operates a policy for new referrals to be seen within 18 weeks in line with the National Referral to Treatment targets.

If you would like to receive SMS text reminders for your appointments with the community paediatrics service, please call 0121 683 2320 to confirm your mobile number.

If you are waiting for a new or a follow up appointment and you are concerned about your child’s health please contact your GP, call 111 or 999 if an emergency.

Further information

Referral form

Click here to download the PDF version of the Children and Families referral form for all services.

Once a referral has been accepted, you will be contacted regarding an appointment.

Centre details

Allens Croft Children’s Centre 

Allens Croft Road,
Kings Heath 
Birmingham 
B14 6RP

0121 466 4700

Bacchus Road Community Children’s Centre

61 Bacchus Rd, 
Winson Green,
Birmingham 
B18 4QY

0121 466 9501

Heartlands Child Development Centre

Heartlands Hospital,
Bordesley Green East,
Birmingham
B9 5SS

0121 424 3688

Park House Child & Family Centre

Park House, 57 Park Road,
Sparkhill,
Birmingham,
B11 4HB

0121 466 6800

Sutton Cottage Hospital

27a Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield,
B72 1QH

0121 465 5431