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Developmental Paediatricians

The Developmental Paediatric Service (DPS) is a family centered service dedicated to helping children and young people to manage health problems that may be affecting their developmental progress.

Our Surrey wide service is led by consultants and assesses children and young people experiencing a wide range of developmental difficulties related to:

  • Developmental delay or disorder
  • Neurological disability
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - under 6yrs
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - under 6yrs
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Severe learning difficulties (SLD) and/or complex needs (the DPS may carry out these assessments in schools)

Assessments focus on physical, sensory, social and emotional development and any recommended interventions are discussed and agreed with the family.

The Developmental Paediatric Service works closely with other professionals, such as therapists, nurses, teachers and social workers to ensure a cohesive and joined up approach is in place for the child/young person.

Who can be referred?

The Developmental Paediatric Service accepts referrals for children and young people aged between 0-19 years where the child is in full time education.

In addition, all children and young people must be registered with a GP practice based in one of the following Clinical Commissioning Group areas:

Who can do the referral?

Children and young people can be referred to the Developmental Paediatric Service by their health visitor, GP, therapist, early years' service, paediatricians based in the local acute or tertiary hospital, paediatric audiology, CAMHS or other agencies.

How to refer

How to refer:

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. The three ways to refer are:

1.     Email Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop online portal via this link: https://childrensreferrals.sabp.nhs.uk

2.     Telephone Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop on 0300 222 5755. Open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

3.     Write to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, c/o Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 1st Floor, Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4PU.

Find out more about Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop

We cannot accept the following referrals:

Children aged 6yrs and over where a diagnosis of ADHD or ASD is being considered, or has been made, and where the referral relates to this diagnosis:

Children who fall in to this group, who live in NE Hants, should be referred to the Psicon Service, commissioned by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, via the following link: https://childrensreferrals.sabp.nhs.uk

Those living in the rest of Surrey need to be referred to the BEN pathway, which is provided through the CAMHS service run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. For more information, go to: https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/mindsightsurreycamhs/services/MH-LD/behaviour-neurodev Referrals are made via the following link: https://childrensreferrals.sabp.nhs.uk

Children under 5 years who are registered with a GP practice in Guildford borough:

For these children, please refer to developmental services via the Royal Surrey County Hospital Child Development Centre. (www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/cdrc)

Children who are registered with GPs in the boroughs of Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead (north of the M25):

For all these children, please refer to developmental services via Epsom General Hospital www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/paediatrics

Teams and contact details

Teams and Contact Details

North West Surrey
For children registered with a GP in the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede, Spelthorne, West and East Elmbridge 
Location: Goldsworth Park Health Centre, Denton Way, Woking, GU21 3LQ
Telephone number:  01483 728 201

South West Surrey
For children over 5 years who are registered with a GP in the boroughs of Guildford and Waverley and children under 5 years registered with a GP in Farnham
Location: Jarvis Centre, Stoughton Way, Guildford, GU1 1LJ
Telephone number: 01483 728 201

Children under 5 years who are registered with a GP practice in the boroughs of Guildford and Waverley should continue to access developmental services via the Royal Surrey County Hospital Child Development Centre (www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/cdrc)

North East Hampshire and Surrey Heath
For children registered with a GP in the borough of Rushmoor
Location: Theta Building, Lyon Way, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7ER                         
Telephone number: 01276 454 140 / 454 141

East Surrey
For children registered with a GP in the boroughs of Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead (south of the M25) and part of Mole Valley:
Location: East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill, RH1 5RH
Telephone: 01737 768 511 ext: 6873 / 6874

Children registered with a GP (north of the M25) in the boroughs of Mole Valley, Epsom, Ewell, Reigate and Banstead are supported by paediatricians based at Epsom General Hospital www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/paediatrics

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.

  • For advice or questions about your child's health

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line

  • 2 year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line 

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Go to https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/feedback to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.