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Referring to Children's Therapy Services
Our AHP Therapy Referral pack should give you all the information you need to support a referral to Children’s Therapy Services provided by the Trust.
To download the referral pack and the accompanying reference guide please click on the links below.
It is essential that we are given all the relevant information at the point of referral to enable teams to triage patients appropriately. Referral forms that are received without all relevant information will be sent back to the referrer with a request for full completion. This is to enable us to process the referral in a timely manner and to prioritise the referral appropriately.
Completed forms should be emailed or posted to the Children’s Therapy Team. Please refer to the flow chart in the referral pack for Email addresses and Contact Numbers. Please note that telephone calls into the Children’s Therapy Teams and the single point of access (SPA) are not an accepted route for referrals to be made.
Referral Criteria for Childrens AHP Therapy Teams
Speech and Language Therapy
Professionals can refer directly to the service using the referral form for any age child using the referral pack as guidance for appropriateness of the referral.
The referral route to Speech and Language Therapy is via the Integrated Childrens Therapy Referral form including completing the Additional information form for Speech and Language (below). If feeding and swallowing difficulties are identified the additional information for swallowing and feeding assessment will also need to be completed.
Parental self-referral can be made to Speech and Language therapy by completing the Parent Speech and Language Referral Form (see below) or from your GP or local Children’s Centre.
Parents must complete the form, sign and send to the following addresses:
|For York and Selby||For Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale|
Children's Therapy Team
Child Development Centre
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
York, YO31 8HE
Speech and Language Therapy Department
|For help filling in the form please ring 01904 724366||For help filling in the form please call 01723 342472|
You can access all of our Universal and Targetted Speech Language and Communication Advice Leaflets here.
The Integrated Referral Form should be completed by a health professional, GP or paediatrician and sent to the address/ email as described on the referral flow chart.
The Integrated Referral Form should be completed by a health professional, GP or paediatrician and sent the address/ email as described on the referral flow chart. For children with sensory issues the Additional Information form must also be completed.
Paediatric Dietetics and Nutrition
The Integrated Referral Form should be completed by a health professional, GP or paediatrician and sent to the address/email as described on the referral flow chart.