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Children's Nursing and Butterfly Team

The Leeds Children’s Nursing and Butterfly Team (LCN&BT) provides a city wide service for children with nursing needs who are registered with a Leeds GP or those who live within the Leeds geographical boundary but are not registered with a GP.

The team supports parents and carers with children and young adults from birth to 18 years (up to 19th birthday), who need nursing care at home.

The team is made up of experienced children’s nurses and also has a play worker and other members who work with children who have life limiting / threatening conditions.

The team works closely with the family, other staff in Leeds Community Children’s Nursing service and other agencies

How can the team help you?

The team provides, for example, a service for children and babies who are ventilated, with tracheostomies (to aid breathing), who are enterally fed (tube fed directly into the stomach), terminally ill or oxygen dependant.

The team also provides follow up for children and babies who have had complex or day surgery. As well as nursing care and support the team can also offer:

  • Play and educational activities to teach and enhance parents skills so they can develop the needs of their child
  • Home based care to support the child and family.

The team provides cover 7 days a week with limited cover at weekends and bank holidays.


Parents and carers as well as GPs and other health staff can refer a child to the team. You can call us on 0113 276 1294 to reach the LCN&BT who will talk you through the referral and assessment process.

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.