At SCYPS we care for children and young people and cater for a wide range of health issues During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted our services for the safety of our patients and staff. Most interactions continue as non-face to face appointments by phone or video conference. See each service for specific updates.
Child Development Service
The Child Development Centre is based at the West Ham Lane Health Centre. It is for the multidisciplinary assessment of children with complex development difficulties.
The professionals involved in these assessments include, Community Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Visitor and Key Co-ordinator. We also have professionals from the Education department at most assessments.
The Children’s Physiotherapy Team provide a child centred service to children who are registered with a Newham GP, under the age of 16, and who have a physical disability, condition or concern that impacts on their development and functional daily activities at home or in school. Sometimes only one appointment is needed and sometimes we are involved with the child until adulthood.
Community Children's Nursing Service
The Community Children's Nursing Service (CCNS) provides a range of services to support children who reside within the London Borough of Newham and who require nursing care, palliative care, technical support nursing or dietetic nutritional support within their home or other community setting.
Community Paediatric Services
The Community Paediatric Services run a variety of different specialist clinics providing child-centred assessment and management of developmental problems and social communication difficulties.
Looked After Children
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
Occupational therapists support children, their family and other relevant people like teachers, to see what children find difficult with their daily activities and what we can do to help them, such as dressing, feeding themselves, riding a bike or handwriting.
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia
We are the East London Foundation Trust (Community Health Newham) Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. We are a specialist nursing service serving the community in Newham.
The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre offers a specialist nursing service to children and adults who have been diagnosed with a major Haemoglobinopathy condition. The team is also part of the NHS England screening program: testing pregnant women and new-born babies to identify any unusual haemoglobin variants that may be present. We also screen anyone who may be interested in finding out their genotype.
Speech & Language Therapy, Schools Service
The Speech and Language Therapy service for schools helps children from 5 years old who attend a Newham School (Year1). They may need some extra support in communicating their needs or being understood. We work with parents, carers and school staff so that they can provide support and activities to help these children in all their environments
Early Years Speech & Language Therapy
The Early Years Speech and Language Therapy service helps children from 0-5 years old who may need some extra support in communicating their needs or being understood. We often work with parents, carers, nursery and school staff so that they can provide support and activities to help these children in all their environments. The Early Years Speech and Language Therapy team is staffed by qualified Speech and Language Therapists who are supported by Speech and Language Therapy assistants, a Bilingual co-worker and Patient Pathway Coordinators.