Who we are
We are a team of Specialist nurses and community Paediatricians who assess the health needs of Looked After Children & Young People.
Our team work closely colleagues from social services, education, and other local authorities and independent care providers. Our aim is to provide all children with excellent and consistent care and health support and the right environment to develop knowledge skills and values
What we do?
Our Community Paediatricians deliver the Initial health assessments and formulate the initial health care plan
Our specialist nurses deliver Review health assessments for all Children in care placed by London Borough of Newham and other local authorities
We work with organisations and individuals to develop health services for Newham Looked After Children/Young People aged 0-18 years
We provide training and guidance on specific health issues for health and social care staff, foster carers and those planning to adopt.
We hold clinics at West Ham Lane Health Centre and Appleby Health Centre and also dependent on need we can carry out a small number of Home visits. Our Newham Children are often in placements out of borough and where possible we will invite them to return to Newham for their assessments
Who do we see?
We see Looked After Children and Young People aged 0-18 years who are referred to us by the London borough of Newham or other local authorities. Children can sometimes be known as children in care
It is a statutory requirement that all children and young people in care who are Looked After have initial health assessment within 20 working days of coming into care.
Review Health assessments are offered to children aged under five every six months, and yearly for those aged five to eighteen.
Access to our service for children is via London borough of Newham and other local Authorities. We are also happy to provide advice and information for carers/GP/School and other Healthcare Professionals regarding any health issues
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm closed weekends and Bank Holidays
Admin 0207 059 6578/6580
For all children placed by London borough of Newham and other local authorities referrals to be emailed to email@example.com
Carers and looked after children - can contact the Specialist Nurses for advice and information 0207/059/6575/6579
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Bertie Interim Lead Patient Pathway Co-ordinator
Carol Hamersley Patient Pathway Co-ordinator
The health assessment is an opportunity is for information to be gathered about your health through conversations with yourself and your carer. We will also request information from your GP, Health Visitor, School nurse and Social worker.
During the health assessment, you will have the opportunity to talk about issues relating to your health - such as diet, exercise, healthy living and risk-taking behaviour and any other worries you have about health related issues
It is your chance to look at all aspects of your lifestyle to help you take steps towards a healthier you.
You will have the opportunity to help with writing your health plan which will be reviewed at your next appointment.
Young people from the age of 16 will be given a Health Passport which contains personalised Health information including websites to continue your support once you have left care
We hold clinics at West Ham Lane Health Centre and Appleby Health Centre
West Ham Lane Health Centre is located at 84 West Ham Lane Stratford E15 4PT
By Tube: The nearest tube station is Stratford which is approximately a ten minute walk.
By Bus: The 104, 238, 276 and 69 will take you close to the Centre.
By Car: There are only two disabled badge parking spaces; parking is limited due to most roads being permits only around the Centre. We would recommend travelling to the Centre by public transport and allowing plenty of time.
Appleby Health Centre
Appleby Health Centre is located on Appleby Road in Canning Town.
By Tube/DLR: The nearest tube station is Royal Victoria Dock on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which is approximately a five minute walk.
By Bus: The 147 and 241 both run from Canning Town Station and will take you directly outside the Centre.
By Car: There are two disabled badge parking spaces; parking is limited due to most roads being permits only around the Centre. We recommend travelling to the Centre by public transport and allowing plenty of time.
84 West Ham Lane, Stratford E15 4PT