About our Specialist Children's Services
Changes to our services due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you are concerned you may have symptoms of coronavirus please follow the Government advice published on NHS Choices. Do not visit a GP practice, urgent care centre, or any of our services if you have symptoms.
You should only call NHS111 if you have a physical health concern. They will be able to direct you to the most appropriate service.
Only in a medical emergency should you contact 999 or attend the local A&E department.
We are aware that this will be a worrying time for you and for your family. We are doing all we can to keep our CYPF services running while also keeping you and our staff safe. However, please be aware that due to the impact of COVID-19 we will be prioritising urgent appointments and referrals and some services will be disrupted, postponed or delivered differently (via phone or video link where possible).
We provide care and support for children and young people (up to 19 years old) with complex health needs and learning difficulties. We provide respite care, community paediatricians and specialist nursing services.
Our staff are trained and qualified to work with children, and are required to continue on-going training and development. Our service is registered with the Care Quality Commission and meets all required standards.
Wherever possible, the work of our team will continue although, in some cases, not in the way you may be used to. Please see the individual service page for more information.
Our community paediatrician team provides 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).
We offer respite care for your child, providing a break for you and the rest of your family.
We also provide nursing services for children and young people with acute and complex health nursing needs across Berkshire.
Our specialist dietitians offer advice on feeding and nutrition for children who might not be able to eat all the nutrients they need. We support children who need to be fed through a tube, and families who need advice about supplementing the food their child takes in through their mouth (orally) to ensure they grow properly.