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Advice for teenagers and young adults as mumps figures increase

On 7th June 2017, Public Health England (PHE) alerted the public to an increase in the number of cases of mumps in teenagers and young adults in London. The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council…

Continuing care for children with complex health needs

Continuing Care describes bespoke health and care packages delivered by the NHS to children and young people (aged 0-18) with complex health needs which cannot otherwise be met with local universal or specialist services. Children and young people eligible to receive Continuing Care will have…

Emotional wellbeing and mental health services

Here you can find out about some of the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (EWMHS) available to support young people, their families and schools in the area. CAMHSChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services are for children and young people aged 0-18 and their families…

Hospital Passports

What is a Hospital Passport? If you or your child have a disability that makes it difficult to communicate, you may benefit from having a hospital passport. A hospital passport is a way of communicating to healthcare professionals about the best way to support you…

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health, your mood and your emotional wellbeing is every bit as important as taking care of yourself physically. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health…

Mental health of children & young people with SEND

Drawn by Abdellah, age 8 There is a complex relationship between poor mental health and Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Children and young people with SEND can be at higher risk of mental health difficulties than those without SEND. Meanwhile, mental health difficulties may…

Westminster Disabled Children's Team eligibility criteria

Download the Westminster Disabled Children's Team eligibility criteria here. >> Eligibility criteria [PDF] 41 Kb The document attached is designed to provide a better understanding of set eligibility criteria for accessing a service from the Disabled Children’s Team (DCT). It aims to explain the way…

What happens if a child/young person is missing school due to illness?

What is the medical needs policy? This policy sets out the Local Authority’s and schools’ responsibilities together with what our partners in the Local Area will do, to provide full time education for children of compulsory school age who, because of illness, or long term…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…