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Update on new online portal for referrals to children and young people’s ASD and ADHD services in mid and south Essex

My Care Bridge, a new online portal for referrals for children and young people’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) services in mid and south Essex, is coming soon.

It is undergoing further testing with families and healthcare professionals to make final improvements before it launches.

GPs, health visitors, and educational settings will be able to use My Care Bridge to make and track new referrals, and provide additional information about the child or young person. Referrals will also continue to be accepted through SystmOne. FAQs and guides on how to use the system will be shared ahead of the launch.

Families, children and young people will be able us the portal to track their referral, add information, and access a library of local support. This aims to give children, young people and their families a better experience.

The portal will be available for children and young people aged 3 to 18, registered with a GP in mid and south Essex. This includes Chelmsford, Braintree, Maldon, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend, Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock.

The portal been developed by the Mid and South Essex Community Collaborative, a partnership between Essex Partnership University Trust, North East London Foundation Trust and Provide Community Interest Company.

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