Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS) One Stop is a clinically-led, centralised referral and triage service for targeted and specialist children’s services in Surrey. They work alongside our provider services to ensure children and young people are receiving the right care, in the right place at the right time.
The CFHS One Stop triages referrals from health, education and social care professionals for the services listed below:
Referrals for Enuresis, Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy can be made directly by parents/carers themselves via the CFHS One Stop.
6 March 2018
The CFHS One Stop is currently experiencing some delays in processing routine referrals. These delays are being resolved as quickly as possible, but at present, there is likely to be a slower than usual response to non-urgent referrals received.
This is most likely to impact routine referrals to Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, but a slower than usual response may also be noticed in referrals made to Developmental Paediatrics and Speech and Language (except Dysphagia).
Delays in referrals made to the Primary Nocturnal Enuresis Teams are reducing and there are currently no delays for PIMHS, Tongue Tie, Dietetics. EHCP requests and Dysphagia.All referrals are screened by a clinician on receipt. In clinically urgent cases or where there are safeguarding or other particular concerns, referrals are actioned as an immediate priority.
These include referrals to Tongue Tie, Dysphagia, PIMHS 1:1 services, referrals to PT, OT or SLT to support Hospital Discharges, and all EHCP Requests for Contributions received by CFHS One Stop.
We expect the remaining delays to be cleared by mid April 2018 and will provide a further update at the end of March. In the meantime, if you are concerned about the status of a referral or if the child's needs have changed since the initial referral was made, please contact the CFHS One Stop on 0300 222 5755 (Option 2).
Please note: to support timely processing of referrals at this current time, CFHS One Stop is temporarily sending acknowledgement of the referral only to the individual who originally made the referral to us rather than to the families as well.
Therefore, please feel free to pass on the case number (in the acknowledgement email if you referred on the portal) or advise the parent or carer of the confirmation letter (if you referred by post) if they enquire about the status of their referral. They are also welcome to contact the CFHS One Stop team directly if they wish (0300 222 5755, Option 2).
How does the CFHS One Stop work?
GPs and other professionals can refer to the specialist children’s services via online portal, telephone and post.
Once a referral is received it is triaged by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses and child health advisors, and then sent on to the correct service. The CFHS One Stop clinical team will triage the referral and make this decision – so the child gets to the right service, first time.
Where the child is not eligible for a service, the CFHS One Stop team will work with the referrer to help them re-navigate to an appropriate alternative and provide clear reasons for why the child is not eligible.
The CFHS One Stop team will also work with the referrers, or, where relevant, the parent/carer, to obtain further information to assist.
How do I refer via the CFHS One Stop?
Children can be referred by their health visitor, GP, therapist, early years' service, paediatricians based in the local acute or tertiary hospital, paediatric audiology, CAMHS or other agencies.
Referrals are made via the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, a centralised referral and triage service for Surrey's specialist children's services that was launched in July 2017.
The three ways to refer are:
- An online portal https://sabpsecure.beaconhealthoptions.co.uk/. This is the quickest and most efficient way for you to refer to us. This is the same portal as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service.
- Call the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop on 0300 222 5755. We are open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. This is the same number as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service and, when prompted, select Option #2.
- Write to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, 1st Floor, Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4PU.
Can I refer by fax or email?
No, these are not secure methods. We accept referrals via the online portal, telephone and post as described above.
Where can I access the referral form?
Referrals are made by filling in a form on the CFHS One Stop online portal or by telephone. You can also send referrals by post to CFHS One Stop. If sending referrals by post, please continue to use the paper forms you currently use.
Who can I contact with questions about CFHS One Stop or referring to Surrey’s children’s health services?
Call the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop on 0300 222 5755. We are open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. This is the same number as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service and, when prompted, select Option #2.
How do I refer to other children’s community health services, such as Safeguarding, Continuing Healthcare, Audiology or Children’s Community Nursing?
Continue to refer to all other services not in the list above as you have been.
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