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When you have a child with a disability there are many health services which you may need.

The following section gives you information on the range of services available. These can be confusing if you are not sure what your child needs. You can seek help and advice through the specialist health visitor or your GP.

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Clinical Psychology Service for Children with Disabilities

020 8825 8700

This service is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, and is based within the integrated Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN) at Carmelita Ho...
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Community Paediatric Dietitian

020 8825 8709

The Community Paediatric Dietitian provides advice to families and children about the best way to get the right amount of nutrients to support the child's growth, development and l...
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Ealing Community Paediatric Service

020 8825 8716

Community Paediatric Consultants are senior children's doctors specialising in the care of children with developmental or neurological problems.  
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Paediatric Audiology Service

020 8825 6281

The paediatric audiology service provides a hearing assessment and follow up services for children from 3 months to 18 years resident or attending school in the Borough of Ealing....
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Paediatric Physiotherapy

020 8825 8702

Physiotherapists deal with problems related to movement, using exercises to improve movement and balance, minimise stiffness in joints, strengthen muscles or help with breathing p...
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Specialist Health Visitors

020 8825 8710

The Specialist Health Visitor (SHV) is a trained nurse with extra experience as a health visitor. As a member of the Child Development Team (CDT) she will visit at home as part of ...
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Speech and Language Therapy

020 8825 8856

Speech and language therapy (paediatric) The Ealing Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy service works with children who have speech, language, communication and feeding difficu...
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General Practitioners (GPs) and Doctors are located in the local community either in surgeries or practices.

They are often your first point of contact when you have a concern about your child’s development or health. Some of them have special experience in paediatrics. Their role is to keep their patients healthy, to pick up and treat illnesses and to refer to specialists as and when necessary

Remember, it is important for you to feel confident in your GP. As always, personalities have a lot to do with how comfortable you feel with your GP, so don’t be afraid to change if necessary. Ask around for advice particularly from other parents who have a child with a disability.

Please click on this link to find out more about GPs and where to find them:

Pharmacists (sometimes called Chemists) are experts in medicines and how they work.

They play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients. Working in the community, primary care and hospitals, pharmacists use their clinical expertise together with their practical knowledge to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by patients and members of the public.

The services that may be available from your Pharmacy are:

  • Emergency Contraception
  • Truss Fittings
  • Incontinence Supplies
  • Stoma
  • Needle Exchange
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Oxygen

They dispense your prescriptions, provide a range of services related to specific health-related issues and can advise on minor ailments such as:

  • Bugs and viruses
  • Minor injuries
  • Tummy troubles
  • Women's health
  • Skin conditions
  • Allergies
  • Aches and pains
  • Children's problems

Your pharmacist may be a qualified supplementary prescriber. This means that they can prescribe certain drugs without the need for a prescription from your GP.

You can contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for late opening times of your local pharmacies.

Please click on this link to find out more about pharmacists, your local pharmacies and their opening times: