Information for families
The children’s sleep service at Evelina London Children's Hospital:
The majority of sleep-related problems and symptoms in children and young people can be assessed, diagnosed and treated by either:
- doctors working in general practice (primary care)
- consultant children's doctors (paediatricians) working in general or community services or child and adolescent mental health services (secondary care).
Referrals to our service usually need to come from consultants working in secondary care, after an initial assessment has been made and treatment started.
We do not accept referrals directly from families, or from GPs.
We also do not usually accept direct referrals from doctors not working in the NHS (private practice paediatricians).
If you think your child has a sleep problem which may benefit from referral to our service, you should discuss with your GP or doctor in the first instance.
Information for professionals