Health care services
Many children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), will also have medical needs. Different clinical commissioning bodies are responsible for the health care provision for these children and young people.
The information in this section provides links to health care services related to SEND in your area.
Herefordshire Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS can be contacted on 01432 842233.
NHS Let’s Talk Together
0800 073 2200
- Website: NHS Let’s Talk Together
Herefordshire Child Development Centre
- Website: Wye Valley NHS
Herefordshire CLD Trust
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01432 269245
- Website: Herefordshire CLD Trust
Speech and Language Therapy Services
Speech and Language Therapy Department
Tel: 344344 or 363975
Speech and Language Therapy
Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Tel: 01432 355444 ext 5155
Wye Valley NHS
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Enquiries: 01432 355444 for switchboard.
- Website: Wye Valley NHS
Public Health Nursing
How to contact us:
South Belmont – 01432 357450
Vaughan Belmont – (Hereford Medical Group (HMG) patients only) 01432 363933
North West – 01432 383066
North East – 014342 383077
Ledbury – 01531 637601
Ross – 01989 561127
Golden Valley – 01432 363911
Leominster – 01432 260195
Kington – 01432 802994/802995
Bromyard – 01885 482672
- Health Visitor General Enquries : 07769 285 116
- Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 01432 260800
Herefordshire School Nurse Team
Office Tel No: 01432 363940
Children’s Hearing Service
Child and Adolescence Mental Health Services
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides support to children and families where the young person is experiencing significant mental health difficulties
- Website: Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Child Development Centres
Child Development Centres are run by Specialist Nursery Nurses with support, intervention and supervision from other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapists for Pre-school Children.
- Website: Child Development Centres, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Child Development Team
The Child Development Team (CDT) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team of professionals working with pre –school children with additional needs. Representatives from these Professional groups meet on a monthly basis to discuss children and plan for future provision and need.
- Website: Child Development Team, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Children's Speech and Language Therapy
The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service provides evidence-based services that anticipate and respond to the needs of children and young people who experience speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties.
- Website: Speech and Language Therapy (Learning Disabilities) Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Community Paediatricians are doctors experienced in child health. They see children for a wide variety of reasons, including those with long-term disability, children with developmental delay, those with specific developmental problems (e.g. ADHD and Autism), and children with sensory impairments such as visual or hearing.
- Website: Community Paediatric Team, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
The Health Visitors deliver the Health Child Programme for 0-5 years. All babies are automatically referred to a named Health Visitor.
The Acute Community Children’s Nursing Team (Orchard Service) are experienced children’s trained nurses who visit acutely sick children in their own home. The aim of the service is to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and promote early discharge.
- Orchard Service (North) Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
- Orchard Service (South) Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy provides a service that is based upon the child/young person`s difficulties with functional tasks that will impede their day-to-day activities. This could involve self-care, play and school skills such as writing and organization.
- Website: Occupational Therapy (Paediatric) Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by disability, illness or injury.
- Website: Physiotherapy - Paediatric, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
School Aged Hearing/Audiology Service
Hearing Screening is offered to all children in reception year. Referrals for a school age hearing assessment are also accepted from a range of professionals most frequently GP’s, Speech and Language Therapists and School Health Nurses.
- Website: School Aged Hearing/Audiology Service, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
School Nursing Team organise a variety of support for children and young people with additional multiple needs. They provide support and guidance to schools regarding public health issues, brief interventions and health promotion such as smoking, emotional health and well-being needs.
- Website: School Health Nursing, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Special School Nursing
The overall aim of the role of the Special School Nurse is to facilitate on-going care and management of children with disabilities.
- Website: Special School Nursing, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (link opens in a new window)
Complaints and feedback
Information on how to make a complaint or give feedback about health services in your area can be found here: Herefordshire Complaints (link opens in a new window) or Worcestershire Complaints (link opens in a new window).
To find out more about services in your area take a look at Healthwatch Herefordshire (link opens in a new window) or Healthwatch Worcestershire (link opens in a new window) .
Contact SENDIASS to talk to one of our advisers: