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Community paediatricians are specially trained doctors for children and young people aged 0 to 19 years old. They have specialist skills and knowledge about all aspects of child health and development.

Your child’s care

Community paediatricians perform one-to-one assessments in clinics (see contacts below) this may involve taking the patient’s history, carrying out a clinical examination and further investigations if needed. They will also organise ongoing monitoring and future therapy as well as referral to more specialist services if necessary and appropriate.

Community paediatricians also run clinics for children with special problems such as feeding or language and special clinics for young children or teenagers with development problems or a disability.

How to access the service

Your child can be referred to the community paediatricians by their GP, a nurse (including health visitors and school nurses) or another health professional.

The doctors are based in health centres throughout Northumberland, but work in many different places, including in schools, at Sure Start Centres and in patient’s own homes.

The team

The doctors work closely with other health professionals such as nurses or therapists, and agencies which includes professionals such as social workers and teachers.

Contacts

Each locality has its own community paediatric team.

Dr Jonny Cardwell is the clinical director. 
Contact - secretary Ros Charlton 01670 564075

Berwick

Dr Jonny Cardwell
Berwick Infirmary

Berwick upon Tweed

Tel  01289 356612

Morpeth/Ashington

Dr Mark Bagott

Child Health Centre

Woodhorn Lane

Ashington

NE63 9JJ
Tel  01670 564030

Blyth/Cramlington

Dr Anna Redfearn, Dr Karen Rollison, Dr Kim Barrett

Blyth Health Centre

Thoroton Street

Blyth

NE24 1DX

Tel  01670 396467 / 01670 396479 / 01670 396467

Tynedale/Hexham

Dr Gill Turner

Hexham General Hospital

Tel  01434 655395

Dr Arpita Bhattacharya

Ponteland Primary Care Centre

Ponteland
Tel 01661 867749