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Community Paediatric Service

Our Community Paediatric Service operates community clinics across the Bath clinical area seeing children and young people who have been referred from their GP or other healthcare professional with developmental, behavioural, medical or educational needs.

This service is for children of 0-18 years of age (or up to 19 years of age if attending a special needs school) on referral.


Child Health Dept, St Martin’s Hospital, Ground Floor, Midford House, Kempthorne Lane, Bath, BA2 5RP e: vcl.bathnescliniccoordinationteam@nhs.net
t: 01225 731 575


More about us

Our Community Paediatric Service consists of a team of paediatric doctors with expertise in hearing loss, disorders of development (for example autism), disability (for example cerebral palsy), problems with behaviour, and the health of child populations (such as immunisation).

The Community Paediatric Service has statutory responsibilities in relation to statements for Special Educational Needs (working closely with the Local Education Authorities) and in relation to Safeguarding children, Looked after Children and fostering and adoption (working closely with Children’s Social Care Departments).

Community paediatric services are available to children and young people where there are concerns about a child’s health, development or educational progress.

How do I access this service?

You must be referred to this service by your:

  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • School Nurse
  • School
  • Social Worker

Single Point of Entry Referral Form

Rainbow Resource

You can access information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies – including education, health and social care providers and voluntary organisations using the Bath and North East Somerset Local Offer website – the Rainbow Resource.

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