Community Paediatrician

Community paediatricians are doctors who are specialists in the care and treatment of children and young people. They will have had special training in assessing children who have a wide range of special needs or who have been referred because of concerns about their development. Their role is to diagnose conditions which may have an impact on a child’s learning or development or cause a disability.

After initial assessments and diagnosis, there may be follow up appointments and reviews. These are a chance to give advice on managing the child’s health and treatment and also to prescribe medication, where appropriate.

Physiotherapy - (Children and Young People's)

The Gloucestershire Community Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy Service aims to support children & young people with a range of conditions by providing them and their families with support, advice and physical intervention to promote optimum outcome for the child and their family

Children’s Physiotherapy is a countywide specialist physiotherapy service for children and young people aged 0-16 years (16-19 in full time education), their families and carers, providing physiotherapy in both the hospital and community settings.

We aim to provide an effective, safe, high quality service along with its partners and skilled workforce.

The service provides assessment, advice and physiotherapy management of any childhood condition to promote the health and physical development of each individual.  Treatment is planned around the child and families’ individual needs. The length of the treatment will vary for each child and condition. Children and young people are regularly re-assessed to evaluate progress and parents/carers are actively involved in the child’s physiotherapy programme.  We also offer group work, including a lower limb class and hydrotherapy. 

The Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy service is provided in a variety of locations and settings. Access to physiotherapy is in the most appropriate setting for their assessment, treatment and ongoing support, enabling them to achieve their outcomes. This may be at a clinic, in a hospital, at a children’s centre, in a mainstream or special school or at home.

The service operates from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, with some staff working flexibly to meet additional need. Some bases also offer evening clinics. Clinic locations include, but are not limited to;

  • Cheltenham General Hospital
  • Cirencester Hospital
  • Dilke Hospital
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
  • Milestone School, Longford
  • Vale Community Hospital
  • Stroud General Hospital
  • Bettridge School, Cheltenham

Requests can be made for a specific clinic location via the referral form or during the Physio-Direct call back service.

Parents, young people and children in Gloucestershire have direct access to the service via Children’s Physiotherapy Direct Line: 0300 421 6980

A qualified children’s physiotherapist will call back to provide a telephone assessment, advice and onward referral if appropriate. Children’s Physiotherapy Direct is available Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 9.00am to 12.00pm.

Referrals to this service are also accepted in writing from GPs, Consultants or other healthcare professionals to:

Children’s Physiotherapy
Quedgeley Clinic
St James

Please follow the resource link below to the online referral form.

Further information and Patient and carer information leaflets can be found here.

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