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Referrals

Referral information by service

 

We have an open referral system which means that anyone who knows or works with a child or young person can refer, including GPs and healthcare professionals.

If you’re referring on behalf of a parent, you must get consent from the child’s parent or guardian before you send your referral

Please download and complete our referral form

 

Children with a musculoskeletal condition (MSK)

If a child aged 6 to 16 has a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition, for example, painful joints/limbs, back pain or a sports injury, please refer them directly to the Physiotherapy service at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Download and complete our paediatric GP referral form

 

We have an open referral system which means that anyone who knows or works with a child or young person can refer, including GPs and healthcare professionals.

If you’re referring on behalf of a parent, you must get consent from the child’s parent or guardian before you send your referral.

Please download and complete our referral form

Children and young people with complex health needs, dysfluency/ stammering, selective mutism/reluctant talkers can access our service. They must complete a referral form which we will direct to the most appropriate level of support.

Referrals for feeding and swallowing difficulties must be made by a GP or consultant with a full medical history attached.

Early years and children up to Reception class

Families and staff from early years settings can access advice from a speech and language therapist without a referral. Call our advice line on 01296 838000. The advice will help you to incorporate speech and language targets into everyday activities at home and nursery.

You can also access our early years advice sessions.

School children

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) within the school should be the first point of contact.

For children in Key Stage 1, the Speech Link education-led evidence based packages support identification and intervention for speech, language and communication needs.

You can request further support for children in Key stage 1 and above through our school advice sessions. You do not need a referral to access these sessions.

 

Please download and complete our referral form

Self-referral for school age children

We accept self-referrals for school children but will need parental/guardian consent if you’re under 18.

Find out more about self-referral for school therapy sessions

 

To make a referral to

a) The school nurse team:

Please complete our online SCHOOL NURSES e-referral form

Please note:

  1. The referral must be made via the electronic referral form.
  2. There must be sufficient detailed information in each section of the referral.
  3. The child or young person must be over aged 4 years 6 months and attending a mainstream school in Buckinghamshire.
  4. The child or young person cannot already be receiving similar care and support for the same reason from another service.
  5. The referral must demonstrate that self help strategies have been consistently implemented and there has been little positive sustained change.
  6. The referral must demonstrate that the parent/carer has completed a relevant parenting programme and implemented the strategies and there has been little positive sustained change.
  7. The referrer/parent/carer has only made a referral to School Nursing and not another specialist service to request assessment for the same reason at the same time.
  8. There are sufficient contact details for the parent/carers/referrer.
  9. For all children who have a Social Worker it is necessary to have a copy of the latest plan. If this not available, it will delay the assessment and triage process. This must be sent securely to schoolhealth-referrals@nhs.net, where it will be added to the child’s records for review.

b) The school readiness team:

Please complete our  online school readiness e-referral form

c) Our nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) clinic

Referrals for our bedwetting clinic for children aged 7 or older will need to be made by a GP or paediatrician.

There is no formal referral system. 

See our health visiting page for contact details if you’d like to speak to someone.

Or you may like to contact us via our secure email addresses. You’ll find these on our team attachment lists that we send out

If you do not already receive these lists and would find them helpful please email krista.brand@nhs.net

The service accepts referrals from professionals involved with a child or young person.

For example, a referral may be made by a School or Nursery, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Therapists, GPs, Acute Paediatricians, Tertiary Centre or other Paediatricians from neighbouring hospitals.

We can only accept referrals made to us using the referral form which should be sent using the NHS mail safe email bht.communitypaediatricsadmin@nhs.net address which is also provided on the form.

 Community paediatric referral form for children under 5

 Community paediatric referral form for school aged children over 5

Please see our service page for information about referral criteria.