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Community Paediatrics

Community Paediatricians are specialist children's doctors with training and expertise in developmental paediatrics and disability, social paediatrics (including child protection), educational paediatrics and public health for children.

Community Paediatricians work closely with Health Visitors, School Nurses, Children's Community Nurses, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Orthoptics. They also work with CAMHS, social care, hospitals, GPs and Local Authority, particularly the Education Department.

Admission:

Referrals:

Referrals should be sent to the base nearest the child's home address using the community services referral form and or MCAF form.

Additional Information:

The special immunisations clinic

This clinic provides an immunisation service for children who have medical needs surrounding immunisation, children with known or suspected allergies which may affect their immunisations, needle phobia, and where there is professional or parental concern surrounding immunisation.  The clinic is held within the outpatient department at RMCH and is staffed by a consultant paediatrician, Dr L Redfern.

Referrals may be made using the standard CYPS form.  In the box marked other please highlight 'special immunisations'.  Please fax the referral form to Dr Redfern's secretary at Longsight Health Centre: 0161 248 4952

Location:

The service is based in three areas of the city:
North:
Community Paediatric Department, Newton Heath Health Centre, Old Church Street, Newton Heath, Manchester,M40 2JF
Tel. 0161 684 9696 (main switchboard)

Tel: 0161 683 2540 (direct line to secretaries)

Fax/answerphone: 0161 684 9264
Central:
Community Paediatric Department, Longsight Health Centre, 526/528 Stockport Road, Manchester, M13 0RR
Tel: 0161 248 1203 /1217
South:
Community Paediatric Department, Wythenshawe Healthcare Centre, Stancliffe Rd, Manchester, M22 4PJ
Tel: 0161 946 9415/9416


Hours:

9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday / clinics by appointment only

Clinics are held in various Health Centres and Special Schools across the city.

Staff:

Community Paediatric Staff based in North Manchester

Dr Anne Ferguson
Consultant, special interest in neurodisability, Lead Paediatrician for education

Dr Jane Hardy
Consultant, special interest in nutrition in children with disability

Dr Maralla Rekha
Consultant, special interest in neurodisability, visual impairment.

Dr Caroline Willey
Associate Specialist, special interest in LAC, adolescence, sexual health

Community Paediatric Staff Based in Central Manchester

Dr Rimi Bhatia
Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Juliet Court
Consultant, designated doctor child protection

Dr Elizabeth Dierckx
Consultant, lead for Greater Manchester SUDC service

Dr Lisa Kauffmann
Consultant, Clinical Director, special interest in palliative care

Dr Lisa Redfern
Consultant, lead paediatrician, special interest in immunisation and undergraduate teaching.

Dr Anne Reynolds
Consultant, lead for Adoption and Fostering

Dr Angel Kindleysides
Associate Specialist, special interest in Adoption and Fostering and Down Syndrome.

Community Paediatricians Based in South Manchester

Dr Maureen McArdle
Consultant, special interest in neurodisability

Dr Naomi Sherwood
Consultant , Designated Doctor for looked after children

Dr Dawn Young
Consultant, named doctor child protection

Conditions:

The community paediatricians provide specialist paediatric services for Manchester children in clinics and health centres, as well as in children's centres, schools and patient's homes.  Referrals are received from a wide range of sources including hospital and community health professionals and other agencies and predominantly relate to concerns about children's behaviour, developmental progress, education and social circumstances.

Each senior doctor provides general services within a geographical area and also has a district and/or city-wide responsibility in his or her area of special expertise (eg child protection, adoption and fostering, immunisation, vision impairment, complex disability, palliative care).  The citywide team includes the designated doctors for child protection and looked after children, and the lead for the Greater Manchester SUDC service.  The consultants contribute to planning, organisation and management of services through a wide range of committees and working parties, both in health and multi-agency settings.

Referrals:

Referrals should be sent to the base nearest the child's home address using Community services referral form and or MCAF form.

See departmental referral guidelines

Additional Information:

The special immunisations clinic

This clinic provides an immunisation service for children who have medical needs surrounding immunisation, children with known or suspected allergies which may affect their immunisations, needle phobia, and where there is professional or parental concern surrounding immunisation.  The clinic is held within the outpatient department at RMCH and is staffed by a consultant paediatrician, Dr L Redfern, associate specialist paediatrician, Dr G Das and a specialist nurse.

Referrals may be made using the standard CYPS form.  In the box marked other please highlight "special immunisations".  Please fax the referral form to Dr Redfern's secretary at Longsight Health Centre (0161 248 4952)