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Community Paediatrics

Coronvirus update - April 2020:

The Community Paediatric service is currently providing an emergency service and some modification of other services as below to maintain social distancing as per MFT guidance to protect our children, parents and staff in COVID 19 pandemic. The service is includes:

  • Child protection medical assessment 

face to face using PPE as per guidance of Public Heath England with some suggested modification of the usual practice which is now waiting for ratification

  • Community Paediatric clinics 

are running with telephone consultation mainly but video-conferencing will also be considered when necessary

  • Initial Health assessment for Looked After Children

This statutory duty needs to be completed within 28 days. We are doing video-conferencing or telephone consultation for this assessment.  This assessment is done as  a priority

  • Medical Advisory report for Local Education Authority

This is also a statutory duty which is completed from notes or telephone consultation where possible.

  • Trafford Combined ADHD service

Is not taking any new referrals or doing any investigation which need face to face contact at present to maintain social distancing. Telephone support is ongoing. The Consultant Paediatric team have created an ADHD Covid-19 advice leaflet

  • Support to Children’s Community Nursing Team

 This support is ongoing as they are looking after children with complex medical needs, children of special schools and providing palliative service.

  • Prescription service

Prescription for ADHD medicine and sleep medicines are provided to parents where already prescribed by the consultant. The parents request by phone and shared care protocols are sent to GPS where applicable

  • Telephone queries

parents are encouraged to telephone or email when needed and all the queries are replied to support the children, young persons and their carer. Appropriate referrals are made and signposted where applicable.

About our Service

Community paediatricians are specialist children’s doctors with training and expertise in developmental paediatrics and disability, palliative care, social paediatrics (including child protection and children in care), educational paediatrics and public health for children. Children managed by community paediatricians often have long term conditions which require prolonged follow up in community settings.

Who to contact

0161 912 5845
Trafford Community Paediatrics

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
2nd Floor
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF
Venue Notes

This is not a public building

Who is it for?

From 0 to 19 years

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

GP, Health professional or Social care professional

Last updated date:
30 April 2020

We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Trafford Directory disclaimer


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