The Child Development and Neurodisability Service (Community Paediatrics) is based at the Child Development Centre (CDC) in Woodlands Centre, Hillingdon Hospital site.

Our Community Paediatrician Team works with children who have complex needs, disabilities or long-term conditions, enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.

Community paediatricians are specialist trained children’s doctors with expertise in child development disability, general paediatrics (including child protection), educational and public health for children.

The team are highly-skilled clinicians who lead in the following areas for Hillingdon:

  • Designated Doctor and Named Doctor for Child Protection
  • Medical Officer for Adoption and Fostering for Children in Care and Designated Doctors for Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Immunisation Advisor
  • Medical Advisor for Education

The team sees patients who are aged up to 19, who live in Hillingdon with the exception of Hillingdon residents registered with an Ealing general practitioner (GP), and who have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complex needs
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Learning difficulties with ADHD
  • High risk pre-term infants
  • Down's Syndrome and other syndromes and Chromosomal disorders with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties
  • Complex epilepsy in children with special needs
  • Neuromuscular conditions.

We provide assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment for:

  • Children with disabilities and complex health needs
  • Children undergoing an assessment of their special educational needs, where it provides medical information to support their assessment
  • Children with neurodevelopmental concerns such as social and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delay, or motor coordination difficulties
  • Babies who are at high risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, transferred by the neonatal team
  • Looked-after children as part of the statutory requirement for all children in care
  • Safeguarding and child protection medicals (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Medical advice to the Adoption and Fostering Panel

The team accepts referrals from health professionals only. Education or social services should refer into the service through the patient's GP. We do not accept self-referrals.

Referrals must be made in writing using the referral form, the Common Assessment Framework, or by letter.  All referrals are screened to assess eligibility.

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U1, U2, U3, U4, U5 and U7 (Hillingdon Hospital entrance), U1, U3, and U5 (Colham Green Road) West Drayton (nearest to furthest); Uxbridge station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines)

The Riverside and Woodlands Centre is situated to the south of Hillingdon town centre on the Hillingdon Hospital site. The centres are located off the hospital access road and can be accessed from the Main Hospital Entrances on Colham Green Road and Royal Lane.

Standard and Blue Badge parking is located adjacent to the Riverside and Woodlands Centre.



Services are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays (appointments only).


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If you need help in a crisis, please do the following

  • Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
  • If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
  • If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.

Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.