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Neurodevelopmental Service (Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust)
Contact: Amie Swithenbank - Head of Service
Address: Norwich Community Hospital,
Bowthorpe Road,

Telephone: 01553 668 712

The Neurodevelopmental Service sees children and young people where there are concerns that they might have neuro-developmental conditions like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and an assessment is indicated. A diagnostic assessment is provided where clinically appropriate and beneficial for the child or family. The team is made up of Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Specialist Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Family Support Workers.

The Community Paediatricians are a separate service. As part of the wider assessment, the team complete different specialist assessments based on the needs your child is presenting with, this means the assessment process will be different for different children.

Home visits are provided by this service.

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged by staff. This is available for users of this service.

Age Range: 19 and under
Target Groups: Children, Children (Pre School), Young Adult / Teenager
Related Services: Autism Service Norfolk (Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust)
Consultant Community Paediatrics – Central, East and West Norfolk (Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust)
Norfolk and Waveney ASD/ADHD Support Service (Family Action)
Referral Procedure: Pre-Six Neurodevelopmental Service: All children referred into this service need to have been seen by a Community Paediatrician.
Post-Six Neurodevelopmental Service: All children need to be referred in using the single point of referral (SPOR) referral form. Referrals can be made by GPs or Schools.
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How Service is Delivered: These assessments may be conducted across a range of settings such as clinic, home and school.
Parking and Transport: Norwich Community Hospital has three entrances (A, B and C). Parking for the public is accessed via entrance A. The car park is fairly large but can get busy at peak times and all visitors to the site must pay to park. There are spaces for those with disabilities. A camera will log your vehicle registration number plate as you enter the car park. There are several pay and display meters in the car park which accept payment by cash and card there is also an app you can use to pay on exit. You will also need to know your car registration when you buy your parking ticket. If you’re dropping someone off at the site and will be no longer than 15 minutes, please use Entrance B. You can park in the spaces on the left as you come into this entrance for 15 minutes. Please do not be any longer than this. If you have an appointment at the Children’s Centre, please report to the reception area to the right of the main Community Hospital reception entrance. Directions to Norwich Community Hospital with public transportation: The following transport lines have routes that pass near Norwich Community Hospital * Bus : 21, 23, 23A * Train : GREATER ANGLIA
Special Educational Needs Accessible: The Single Point of Referral provides a central referral processing service and contact point for professionals, as well as advice regarding referral criteria and other services offered by the Department. These referrals are reviewed on a daily basis by a duty clinician within the team.
Special Educational Needs Contact: In the first instance advice should be sought from the SEND Local Offer web page which also has links to NHS services. If more information is needed prior to attending an appointment, contact reception at The Children's Centre on 01603 505 581
Special Educational Needs Transition: Once a referral has been accepted we complete this assessment unless the young person moves areas. Adult assessments are conducted by the Norfolk Autism Service. For more information on this service, please contact:
Norwich Community Hospital,
Bowthorpe Road,
Norwich, NR2 3TU
T: 01603 272257
Compliments / Complaints: The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can listen to your issues, concerns, compliments or suggestions, resolve problems where possible, and feed back to services to aid service development.
To provide feedback about a Norfolk Community Health & Care (NCHC) service, please contact the PALS team on 0800 088 4449, or by email.
Locations Served: North Norfolk, Norwich, South Norfolk, West Norfolk
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Last updated: 12/05/2023    Last full review: 12/05/2023

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