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Woodfield Child Development Service (St Mary's Hospital)

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The main purpose of Woodfield Child Development Service is to offer children and young people, who have neuro-developmental disorders, a comprehensive assessment service that identifies, investigates, assesses their development needs and offers appropriate support, intervention and advice. The core team includes paediatricians, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, clinical psychology, clinical nurse specialists and music therapy. The service works in close partnership with community and acute service providers, education, social services and voluntary sector services. It also provides a local service for pupils attending Westminster Special Schools. (see Team Leaflet attached for more information).

Where relevant, the team provides health input for statutory areas of responsibility for education, looked after children, adoption and fostering. The team is also involved in the local implementation of immunisation policy and advice.

Children who are referred to the service are allocated to a specific pathway of care to ensure that they receive the appropriate level of assessment and intervention.

The range of individuals known to our service include children and young people with/who:

  • global developmental delay who require general assessment and advice
  • require specialist neurodisability services including spasticity management
  • have social communication disorder /autistic spectrum disorder
  • behavioural disorders, including ADHD
  • are known to the looked after children/adoption service
  • who have complex feeding difficulties due to developmental issues
  • require statutory medical examinations and reports
  • need additional support within their local mainstream and/or special schools
  • who require immunisation advice

Who to contact

Contact Name
Woodfield Child Development Service
 020 7266 8777

For referral forms, please contact​

Where to go

Woodfield Child Development Service
The Medical Centre (1st floor)
7E Woodfield Road
W9 3XZ

Woodfield Child Development Service is open 9.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday. Appointments are offered across 3 locations, St Mary’s Hospital and The Medical Centre, Woodfield Road and some specialist clinics at Hammersmith Hospital. Home visits, nursery and school visits are also offered, depending on the child’s needs.

Woodfield Road

First Floor
The Medical Centre
7E Woodfield Road
London W9 3XZ

Children's Outpatient Department - St. Mary's Hospital

6th Floor Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing
St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London  W2 1N

Hammersmith Hospital    

Ground Floor
D Block Southside
Hammersmith Hospital
Du Cane Road
W12 0HS

Other Details


Age Ranges
0 - 18 years

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Who is this service available to?

The service is available to children and young people aged 0-18 where there is concern about the child’s or young developmental progress. Referrals are only accepted when the family GP (family doctor) is located in North Kensington & Chelsea or North and Central Westminster and is part of West London or Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Post Codes within our area are: W1/W2/WC2/W9/W10/W11/NW8/parts of NW6 & NW1.

When is this service available?

Woodfield Child Development Service is open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Appointments are offered across 3 locations, St Mary’s Hospital and The Medical Centre, Woodfield Road and some specialist clinics at Hammersmith Hospital. Home visits, nursery and school visits are also offered, depending on the child’s needs. Please see addresses of the three locations above, under 'Where to go'.

How do you access this service?

This service is categorised as a specialist service. Children and young people (CYP) are referred into the service by health service professionals including GPs, health visitors, therapy teams and Paediatric hospital professionals and by multi-agency professionals, particularly by SENCOs, educational psychologist and social workers.

New referrals are considered by the team at a bi-monthly meeting, but all referrals are vetted weekly in order that risk or urgency of the referral is considered. Multi-disciplinary assessments, single discipline assessments and interventions are arranged as appropriate.

To make a referral, the professional should complete the Woodfield Child Development Service referral form ensuring that consent has been obtained from parents/carers to make the referral (contact for a referral form). For parents requiring more information about the service please read the Woodfield Child Development Service leaflet attached.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

The service reports quarterly on its performance and commissioners address any issues at quarterly meetings. In addition the service carries out regular clinical audits of the service using national standards e.g. the NICE guidelines for individual conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Spasticity and other standards such as the Down Syndrome medical interest group (DSMIG).

The team work alongside other agencies on pathways for children and their families with disabilities, in keeping with current national guidance such as ‘national service framework for children’, ‘Every Child Matters’, and NICE guidelines.

What to do if you have a complaint?

If you wish to make a formal complaint, you can call our Patient Experience Team on Freephone 0800 368 0412 or via email:

Alternatively, you may want to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team on the same Freephone 0800 368 0412 or via email (PALS office hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday – Friday).

Can parents and young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


Last Updated 07/04/2020

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