Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Community paediatrics – useful websites

 Please find below links to useful websites.

General

  • Scope - charity that supports disabled people and their families in England and Wales 
  • Dyspraxia Association - website for children with dyspraxia 
  • Down's Syndrome Association - helping people with Down's syndrome to live full and rewarding lives
  • Contact a Family - national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability
  • National Autistic Society (NAS) - UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. The website provides information and support
  • Hemi Help - charity providing support and information to people with hemiplegia
  • MindEd - online information and training for people working with children and young people's mental health issues
  • Parent Partnership - offers advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs. They are a statutory service, which means there has to be one in every local authority
  • Family Fund 
  • Family Link
  • SmallSteps - for children with cerebral palsy 
  • Young Minds - UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
  • ADDISS - ADHD information and support service. 

Southwark

Lambeth

  • Lambeth Special Education Needs - information on the Lambeth Council website on supporting your child with additional needs
  • Young Lambeth - online directory of services, activities and events for children, young people and families in Lambeth
  • Lambeth Council - family information service, education/learning, parental support.