We provide medical advice, assessments, diagnosis and treatment for children and young people in Berkshire up to age 18 (or 19, if still in full time education).
Our team helps manage a range of childhood disabilities and disorders through our community clinics.
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As well as managing a range of childhood disabilities and disorders, we also help to provide services for safeguarding children and young people, and we work with ‘looked after’ children in foster care.
We see children with concerns relating to:
- Growth and nutrition
- Special educational needs
- Behavioural issues
- Common childhood problems.
Our East Berkshire teams operate from our main clinics in Upton Hospital, St Marks Hospital and the Margaret Wells-Furby Clinic in Bracknell, as well as clinics in Arbour Vale School in Slough, Manor Green School in Maidenhead and Kennel Lane School in Bracknell.
Our clinics are designed specifically for children and young people. We have child changing facilities, access for pushchairs/wheelchairs, and disabled, children and family car parking spaces at the front of our clinics.
We aim to be flexible and can adapt to our patients’ clinical needs, social circumstances, ethnicity and culture.
We are taking all precautions to ensure social distancing in the child development centre, and clinical staff will be wearing PPE.
Wherever possible we ask that only one parent/carer attends with their child, and that other arrangements are made for siblings.
Families may be asked to call us when they arrive and may need to wait outside until a clinician calls them in. They will be asked to confirm that they and their child are well, and have not been in contact with anyone unwell. They should not attend if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.
If you live within East Berkshire, we accept referrals from GPs or other health professionals, including health visitors and school nurses who’ve been working with your child.
Once we’ve accepted a referral, we’ll allocate a doctor and arrange to see your child within 18 weeks. We’ll confirm the appointment date approximately three weeks in advance.
If we can’t accept the referral, we’ll notify the person who made the referral immediately. Visit our referrals page here.
If you are within West Berkshire, the Royal Berkshire Hospital provide your paediatric service.