St. Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP 01225 731 575

Welcome to B&NES Community Paediatrics Service

Our Community Paediatrics Service operates community clinics across the Bath clinical area seeing 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.

More about us

Our Community Paediatrics Service consists of a team of 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 Paediatrics 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.

Download Single Point of Entry Referral Form here (pdf 0.07mb)

Please type in your starting point in the box below to give you directions to the service location.

How do I access this service?

You must be referred to this service by your:

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

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

Your child’s records

Any information held about your child is kept securely in a file or on electronic information systems. We use the information to:

  • Record important health and social care information
  • Help professionals to care for your child
  • Provide appropriate support and care to children, young people and families
  • Develop and improve services and measure how well we are doing

We will only share information about a child/young person with your consent unless required by law or the data is anonymised. However in some circumstances, when we feel that your child or others are at risk, we may share information without consent. More information on how we use health records.

Non-English speakers and other formats

We provide all our leaflets in other languages and formats. Please let us know if you would like a different format or language.

Our commitment to your child

Virgin Care takes your dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality. Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can. Click here to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.

Your opinion really matters to us

Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.

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I was treated with great care and understanding. The care I received was second to none; everyone was so lovely.

Sapphire Ward, Gravesham Hospital