General Medical Assessment of Children from 0-16 years
Children are generally healthy. Even when they are unwell, they are likely to bounce back to full health very quickly.
At Moor Park Paediatric Practice, we offer consultation for a full and comprehensive medical assessment for children aged 0-16 years at a time and venue of your choosing.
Most childhood medical conditions (that is those that do not require surgery) can be assessed and managed by the specialist paediatric team within the practice. If more sub specialist care is necessary, your child will of course be referred for an opinion.
We can assess any child from the moment of birth right up to their sixteenth birthday and sometimes beyond.
If you would like an appointment for your child, please click on this link.
Specialist Care for the Premature – New-born baby
Did you know that one in ten babies are born before their due date? Many of these babies have specific issues related to their prematurity that may impact on their growth and maturity throughout childhood.
At Moor Park Paediatric Practice, we provide specialist care for premature babies that is babies who are born from as early as 23 weeks gestation. We will monitor their growth, their development throughout infancy and childhood and ensure that they achieve their full potential in life.
If you want to know more about what we can do to support your baby if born prematurely please arrange an appointment here.
Specialist Care for Mature New-born Babies
One of the greatest of life’s joys is the birth of a baby. Most babies will transit to life outside the womb seamlessly and will soon settle into a regular routine of feeding, sleeping and growing. A small number of babies may become unwell in the minutes, hours and days after birth. This can become a very anxious time for new parents.
At Moor Park Paediatric Practice, we have considerable expertise and training in caring for the sick newborn ensuring they return to full health rapidly and reunite with their parents. Furthermore, we can support new parents with advice and tips that will ensure the new baby remains healthy throughout those early days after birth.
If you would like to find out how we can support, you and your baby at the time of birth please arrange an appointment here.
Paediatric Urgent Care Service
One in four children in any one year will fall ill suddenly and may require a hospital visit. Such a visit may entail a few tests but will not require a hospital admission. The visit may entail a period of observation and simple treatments to improve the child’s condition.
At Moor Park Paediatric Practice, we work closely with our partners in NHS and Private Hospitals to ensure your child has access to paediatric urgent care services and help return your child to full health as soon as possible.
If you are concerned that your child requires emergency medical attention please dial 999.
If you would like to discuss your child’s well being with a member of the team, please do that here.
Specific Paediatric Disorders – Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Coeliac Disease
Disorders of the gut are quite common in children. One in three children suffer constipation, one in six have non-surgical recurrent abdominal pain and one in a hundred in the population have coeliac disease.
The team at Moor Park Paediatric Practice will carefully and holistically assess your child for symptoms related to the gut. Together we will understand what causes the symptoms and develop a treatment plan that will help your child return to full health as soon as possible.
If you would like to know more about the experienced expertise and resources we can use to support your child please contact us.
Well Child Clinics
Children remain healthy by paying careful attention to measures that will reduce the risk of ill health. These will include advise on appropriate nutrition for the children depending on their stage in development, highlighting opportunities for physical development and carrying out vaccinations at age appropriate stages.
The team at Moor Park Paediatric Practice will carry out regular well child clinics to weigh and measure a child’s progress and address parental concerns outside illness episodes. We also provide additional support 24/7 for parents and children by giving personalised advice and tips on how to manage general concerns that relate to wellbeing of children.
If you would like to find out about our well child clinics and what we do to support you and your child please contact us.
At Moor Park Paediatric Practice, we have been using facilities for remote consultation with parents and their children for over 20 years. We acknowledge that many families may find it impossible to visit a clinic for a consultation. Wherever possible, we will be pleased to offer a consultation for your child using any of the remote digital services.
We can use encrypted emails, encrypted chats, audio and video consultations at a time that is convenient for you to help reach a diagnosis of your child’s condition.
If you want to know more about consultations in our virtual clinic, please contact us.
School Health Service – International Students
The United Kingdom has many world class boarding schools for children. Many children from across the world choose to come to the UK to study. During their studies they are likely to reside in boarding schools.
At Moor Park Paediatric Practice, we provide a seamless and comprehensive specialist medical care for international students that are staying in the UK during term time. We will provide specialist care if they are unwell and ongoing support with them and their parents until they return to full health. We will advocate for their health working together with their Schools, their local General Practitioner and with their parents back home.
If you are interested in our School Health Service and how it may be useful for you and your child, please fill and submit our International Students Registration Form here.
Antenatal Counselling for expectant new parents
Pregnancy is a period like no other for expecting parents. The imminent arrival of the new baby can be source for anxiety. Many parents will need reassurance and opportunity to talk through what to expect when a baby is born.
The team at Moor Park Paediatric Practice have worked with newborn babies and new parents for over 20 years. They are familiar with the issues of the new baby and will use antenatal consultations to provide the information and support that new parents will need when the baby is born. After birth, we will continue to support the new parents and their new baby.
If you would like to know more about our antenatal and postnatal support services for parents, please get in touch with us here.
OTHER SERVICES WE PROVIDE
In addition to the services listed above, Moor Park Paediatric Practice also provides the following services:
- Feeding support for babies and infants.
- 24/7 Personalised Specialist Support and Advice for carers.
- Immunisation programmes throughout infancy and childhood.
- Infant Nutrition service.
Paediatric dietetic services - including food allergies, faltering growth, obesity.
- Specific Paediatric disorders: Abdominal Pain, Coeliac Disease, Constipation.
- Well Baby Clinics.
- Daily Outpatient Paediatric Consultations.
- In-Hospital Treatment and Care.
- General Paediatric Services for Families with Children.
- School Education Programme.
- Referral to carefully chosen Specialist Paediatric Surgeons and Physicians