Who can refer
Healthcare or educational professionals can refer directly to community paediatric physiotherapy using the referral form.
If you have been previously seen by the please add in ‘community’ physiotherapy service and discharged in the last 12 months, we will consider a re-referral to physiotherapy from parents or carers.
Community referral criteria
See our detailed referral criteria. Please also see our webinar for further explanation of our referral criteria.
Children must be registered with a GP in Southwark or Lambeth in order for us to accept the referral. If a child is registered with a Lambeth or Southwark GP, but goes school out of the borough, we will provide the initial assessment at one of our centres. Although we are unable to work directly with the school we will send them our recommendations and advice.
Please download and complete the referral form. (Word 67Kb)
Once completed, please email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a community physiotherapy service, we do not see children with primary musculoskeletal problems (e.g. back pain, knee pain). These children need to be referred to Kings College London or Evelina London outpatients physiotherapy service based on postcode.
When to refer to Kings College Hospital
Please refer to King’s College if the child lives in SE5, SE15, SE17, SE19, SE20.
Send referral via nhs.net to: email@example.com
When to refer to Evelina London outpatient physiotherapy
Please refer to our physiotherapy outpatient services at Evelina London if the child lives in SE1, SE11, SE16, or SW postcode.