Complex neurodevelopmental disabilities service

Newcomen Centre reception

The complex neurodevelopmental disabilities service provides a regional and national service for the assessment, diagnosis and management of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

What is a neurodevelopmental disability?

A neurodevelopmental disability can affect children and young people's development, including their intellectual, motor, communication, behaviour and/or social development.

Our service

We provide a broad range of services and work with children and families in a range of settings including the NHS, schools, charities and social services.

Our patients receive support from a number of professionals, such as doctors, nurses, health visitors, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians. This approach is described as 'multi-disciplinary'. 

We work closely with colleagues in other services, for example our epilepsy and motor disorders teams, to make sure that our young patients receive the right assessment and care in the most appropriate setting.

Who can use our service

We receive referrals from the south east of England and beyond. We also support specialist teams across the region.


Appointments: 020 7188 4624

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

If you need advice or help during this difficult time, we have set up a system where you can book an appointment for one of our team to call you back.

Please note that this is only for existing patients who have attended any Newcomen neurodevelopmental clinic on or after January 2019 or have been referred and are on the waiting list.

How to find us

Children’s Neurosciences Centre (Newcomen Centre)
1st floor, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Map of First Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 219Kb)