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Community Paediatric Clinics

The community paediatricians are part of the Integrated Children’s Additional Needs (ICAN) Service.

 Referrals are accepted from health professionals for children who meet the following criteria:

  • Suspected Cow's Milk Protein Intolerance (CMPI)
  • Feeding difficulties including drooling
  • Failure to thrive in children under 5 years of age
  • Chronic Constipation (where initial treatment with laxatives has been unsuccessful)
  • Any developmental concerns (speech, co-ordination, school problems)
  • Problems with walking including tiptoeing
  • Concerns regarding jerky movements
  • Any growth concerns
  • Children Looked After Health Needs Assessments

Where can you access the service?

The ICAN teams are based in the Child Development Centres at St George’s Centre in Middleton, Wortley Beck Health Centre and St James’s Hospital.

We provide support to children and young people in some local health centres.

Who works in the team?

Our community paediatrician team include consultants, specialty doctors and associate specialists. All our doctors are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). We also have trainee doctors working in our service.

Our clinic nursing team includes nurses, healthcare support workers and play therapists. Our nurses are all registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

We have health professional students working in our service for most of the year. A student may be present at your appointment, but please do tell us if you would prefer not to have a student present.

How long will the service stay involved with my child?

Sometimes children only need to be seen once, and sometimes children will be seen for a series of appointments. This will depend on the needs of the child and family.

Follow up support may be provided by a doctor or a nurse, depending on what is required.

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.