Tics and neuro-developmental movements (TANDeM) referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals for tic assessment and management from:

  • paediatricians
  • neurologists
  • child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) professionals

We only accept referrals from health professionals in:

  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Greenwich
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Sussex

As we are a tertiary service, we unfortunately do not accept referrals from GPs for tics. If you're a GP, please refer to local paediatrics, neurology or CAMHS in the first instance for initial assessment and advice.

For referrals relating to complex motor stereotypies, we welcome GPs contacting us for an initial discussion.

Why are children referred to us?

Children are referred for specialist assessment, intervention and support with the management of neurodevelopmental movement disorders.

We offer second opinion assessments and support for children presenting with particularly complex symptoms. This may include difficulties commonly associated with movement disorders, such as:

  • anxiety
  • hyperactivity
  • concentration
  • behavioural problems

Please refer to us if tics or stereotypies are the primary concern and you're referring for assessment and management advice in relation to these. If the primary concern is a co-morbidity relating to the movement disorder (for example anxiety or ADHD), please refer to the relevant local service (for example, CAMHS). We accept referrals for children up to the age of 16 years.

How to make a referral

Please complete our referral form.(PDF 196KB) and email it to gst-tr.ELCHPaedNeuroReferrals@nhs.net

Referral contacts

2nd floor Becket House
Evelina London Children's Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH