Community Paediatrics Service in Brent

  • Our specialist community paediatrics service assesses and cares for children and young people in Brent.

  • Telephone number: 02087956347
  • Location: 1st floor, Barham House, Wembley Centre for Health and Care
  • Division: Women's and children's services
  • General manager: Jacinth Jeffers and Shabnam Sharma

About the service

Our specialist community paediatrics service assesses and cares for children and young people between the ages of 0 and 18. Our team also look after young people up to the age of 21 who are in further education.

We look after children who have:

  • complex disabilities
  • developmental delay
  • cerebral palsy
  • genetic syndromes
  • autism
  • learning difficulties
  • other neurodevelopmental and metabolic conditions.

We work closely with parents, health visitors, nurses, therapists, mental health services, social care and education professionals to help children achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Conditions we care for

We look after children who have a wide range of health conditions. These might include children with:

  • neurological conditions
  • neuromuscular conditions (such as spinal muscular atrophy type 1)
  • neuro-metaboloic and genetic conditions (such as Trisomy 13, or Trisomy 18)
  • complex neurodisabilities

We look after children with physical disabilities, such as:

  • cerebral palsy
  • muscular dystrophy which has already been diagnosed
  • spina bifida

We also look after children who have:

  • genetic syndromes which require further health monitoring, such as Downs Syndrome
  • complex neurodisabilities
  • communications concerns, who need further assessment

We will also look after children over the age of five if they have complex developmental problems, such as movement disorders.

Key staff

Dr Maryam Zahir, consultant paediatrician, and neurodisability lead

Referrals

We will accept referrals for a child who has a postcode in Brent from:

  • GPs
  • health visitors
  • specialist nurses
  • therapists
  • schools
  • nurseries
  • community paediatricians
  • acute paediatric services
  • social care.

You can refer to us by post or email us your referral.

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