Children’s Community Medical Service

The service provides Paediatric Medical and Nursing Services to children and young people with the following conditions

  • Suspected developmental delays or disorders
  • Neuro-developmental problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated behavioural problems (excluding anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, suicidal tendency)
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder / Dyspraxia
  • Enuresis, encopresis and constipation
  • Special Educational Needs ( we do not accept referrals to confirm/rule out dyslexia)
  • Safeguarding concerns, alleged neglect, physical, emotional, sexual abuse
  • Adoption, Looked After Child medicals
  • Children with additional needs/disability and having sleep/ behaviour/ toileting/feeding problems (in Nurse led clinics at CDC). It also investigates, assesses and diagnoses other underlying medical problems. Referrals to other professionals/agencies made where appropriate.

In addition, it provides specific role related functions like

  • Named Doctor for safeguarding children
  • Designated Doctor for Education
  • Lead Doctor for NHSP & LAC
  • Medical Advisor to Adoption Panel
  • Lead Paediatrician to CDOP

The service complies with statutory requirements and has extended its role to develop health activities in line with “Every Child Matters”.

Where Service is based

Union Street Clinic 
Union Street 
Bedford
MK40 2SF

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00

How to Contact Service

Tel: 01234 310172
Fax: 01234 310075

How to refer into the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • School Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • School SENCOs
  • Therapist
  • CAMH
  • Hospital Paediatrician

Self referrals are not accepted to this service