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Integrated community paediatric services

We support children and young people with additional needs, developmental concerns, medical and long-term health conditions, learning and physical disabilities

Integrated Community Paediatric Services


Community children's nursing team

Child and family psychology

Medical services

Occupational therapy


Speech and language therapy

Suffolk communication aids resource centre (SCARC)

Useful information:

An adult with parental responsibility is expected to attend the first appointment with their child.

Informed consent will be sought for assessment and treatment at all stages of the child/young person’s involvement with the service.

Students may be working in the department, fully supervised by senior staff. Your consent will always be sought in advance if a student will be involved in your child’s care.

Information will be recorded in electronic and paper records, and used/stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Things to bring to the appointment:

  • Your appointment card/letter

  • Your child’s personal child health record (red book) if they are pre-school age

  • Any forms sent to you to complete and bring to the appointment 

  • Any useful medical or educational information, including a list of any medicine your child takes

  • Toys and refreshments to support your child’s comfort

Contact the team

For general enquiries and to be directed to any of the paediatric services please contact:

East Suffolk - St Helens House Reception: 01473 321200

West Suffolk - Bury Child Development Centre: 01284 741700

Alternatively, please click on the specific teams link above to contact them directly.


Useful contacts




Louise Adams

Child and family psychology service lead

Tel 01394 389200

Chris Hawley

Children's physiotherapy service lead

East 01473 321220

West 01284 741786

Isobel Crichton-Smith

Children's speech and language therapy service lead

East 01473 321225

West 01284 741732

Jemima Phillpot

Paediatric audiology service lead

East 01473 321208

West 01284 775042

Jane Betteridge

Specialist children’s nursing team lead

01473 275320
01284 741754 

Pascale Declercq

Business Manager East

01473 321211

Sonia Jones

Business Manager West

01284 741731

Jane Dolan

Children's occupational therapy service lead 

01284 741714

Carina Sewell

Children's occupational therapy service lead 

01473 321245

Della Chubb

SCARC service lead

01473 744223

Nic Smith-Howell

Associate director


01473 321253 


Referral information

Referrals to our services are made by professionals including, for example,  GPs, therapists, paediatricians, school nurses and health visitors. For more information view the information for professionals page.