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Community Paediatricians

Community Paediatricians are concerned with neurodevelopmental delay including assessment for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and associated behaviour problems.

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1. Where can I find my nearest Community Paediatrician?

Access to Sefton Community Paediatricians is via referral to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with clinical services operated from the following:

South Sefton – May Logan Health Centre, Bootle, Liverpool

North Sefton – Southport Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Hoghton Street, Southport


2. How do I make an appointment with my community paediatrician?

Referrals via Referral Proforma for Community Paediatricians are accepted from a variety of professionals;

  • GP’s
  • Health Visitors
  • School Nurse
  • School SENCO

3. What kind of services can I access from my community paediatrician?

  • Children with developmental delay.
  • Children with social and communication difficulties.
  • Children with complex medical needs.
  • ADHD assessment, treatment and monitoring.
  • Child protection service covering physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Behaviour problems for the under 5s.
  • Liaison with other professionals caring for the child.

4. How old does my child need to be to visit a community paediatrician?

 Your child needs to be aged 0-16yrs.