Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is commissioned to provide Paediatric Physiotherapy across Staffordshire as two different services, depending on location:

  • North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent (covering the districts of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands)
  • South Staffordshire (the rest of the County)

North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

Paediatric physiotherapy is the treatment, by physical means, of conditions seen in children which affect, change or compromise normal development.

The Community Paediatric Physiotherapy Service provides specialist assessment and a range of interventions to enable children with physical difficulties to reach their potential. This may be required during and following illness, surgery, disease, disability or injury.

The service is available to children and young people aged 0-16 years of age (19 if in Special School) who are registered with a GP in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire who have a physical difficulty which is compromising his or her motor development or function.

The service provides:

  • Specialist assessment and intervention for children and young people who present with physical difficulties that compromise their motor development or function.
  • Children's Physiotherapists who have a specific interest and expertise in working with children and young people who present with a wide range of conditions.
  • Services that are delivered in various community settings including clinics, nurseries and schools.
  • Training for parents, carers and educational staff to enable them to contribute to the effective delivery of the child or young person’s on-going care.
  • Physio input on a one-to-one or group basis depending on the child’s needs. This may involve direct intervention from a Physiotherapist or an indirect approach of enabling others to meet the needs of the child through delivery of a specific or general programme.   
  • The Physio team will contribute to Special Educational Needs and continuing care assessments processes as required.
  • The smooth transfer of adolescents to adult physiotherapy services, where available and as appropriate.
  • Access to assessment for specific appropriate aids and equipment in order for the child to be able to function as independently as possible, within their physical abilities.
  • Sign posting and referring to other professionals or organisations.

 

Referral Criteria

Referrals will only be accepted for children and young people registered with a GP in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

Referrals are accepted for children who present with physical difficulties that are compromising their motor development or function who are under 16 years of age, or 19 years of age if the young person attends a Special School.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Children and young people who privately pursue Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery, a course of treatment currently not funded by the NHS Commissioning board. The community physiotherapy service will therefore not provide any additional pre or post-surgery intervention or support but will only continue to support children and young people, as prior to surgery if required.
  • Children and young people for whom respiratory difficulties are the presenting problem will remain under the care of the acute / secondary services.

 

The Paediatric Physiotherapy Service only accept referrals from medical professionals which include but are not exclusive to:

  • GP’s
  • Health Visitors
  • School Nurses
  • Acute and Community Paediatric health services
  • Other Allied Healthcare Professionals

 

Contact Us

Children’s Physiotherapy Service,
Hazel Trees,
135 Duke Street,
Fenton,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST4 3NR

Telephone: 01782 427425

Opening hours: 08:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
 

South Staffordshire

Paediatric physiotherapy is the treatment by physical means of conditions seen in children which affect, change or compromise normal development.

The Community Paediatric Physiotherapy Service provides specialist assessment and a range of interventions to enable children with physical difficulties to reach their potential. This may be required during and following illness, surgery, disease, disability or injury.

The service is available to children and young people aged 0-18 years of age who are registered with a GP in South Staffordshire who have a physical difficulty which is compromising his or her motor development or function.

The service provides:

  • Specialist assessment and intervention for children and young people who present with physical difficulties that compromise their motor development or function.
  • Children's Physiotherapists who have a specific interest and expertise in working with children and young people who present with a wide range of conditions.
  • Services that are delivered in various community settings including clinics, nurseries and schools.
  • Training for parents, carers and educational staff to enable them to contribute to the effective delivery of the child or young person’s on-going care.
  • Physio input on a one-to-one or group basis depending on the child’s needs. This may involve direct intervention from a Physiotherapist or an indirect approach of enabling others to meet the needs of the child through delivery of a specific or general programme.
  • The Physio team will contribute to Special Educational Needs and continuing care assessments processes as required.
  • The smooth transfer of adolescents to adult physiotherapy services, where available and as appropriate.
  • Access to assessment for specific appropriate aids and equipment in order for the child to be able to function as independently as possible, within their physical abilities.

 

Referral Criteria

Referrals will only be accepted for children and young people registered with a GP in the following Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) locations:

  • Stafford and Surrounds CCG
  • Cannock Chase CCG
  • South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG

Referrals are accepted for children who present with physical difficulties that are compromising their motor development or function.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Children and young people receiving packages of care by other providers that conflict with evidence based intervention delivered by the Physiotherapy service.
  • Children and young people (CYP) who privately pursue Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery, a course of treatment currently not funded by the NHS Commissioning board. The community physiotherapy service will therefore not provide any additional pre or post-surgery intervention or support but will only continue to support the CYP as prior to surgery if required.
  • Children and young people for whom respiratory difficulties are the presenting problem will remain under the care of the acute/ secondary services.
  • Children and young people aged 12+ with solely musculoskeletal (MSK) issues may be referred to and treated within the adult physiotherapy community services owing to the appropriate setting available and service provided.
  • Children and young people with chronic pain / chronic fatigue syndromes

The Paediatric Physiotherapy Service only accept referrals from medical professionals which include but are not exclusive to:

  • GP’s
  • Health Visitors
  • School Nurses
  • Acute and Community Paediatric health services
  • Other Allied Healthcare Professionals

 

Contact Us

West team

Stafford Central Clinic,
Second Floor,
Civic Offices,
Riverside,
Stafford
ST16 3AQ

Tel: 01889 572021

 

East team

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital,
Trent Valley Road,
Lichfield,
WS13 6EF

Tel: 07966 992 538

 

Paediatric Physio Central Referral Office (East and West teams)

Block C,
Beecroft Court,
Cannock
WS11 1JP

For new referrals Tel: 0300 123 1159  or email: paedphysioreferralssouth@mpft.nhs.uk 
All other enquiries Tel: 01889 572 021 or email: paedphysiosouth@mpft.nhs.uk 

Opening hours: 08:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Some out of hours appointments may be accommodated to meet the needs of the individual child and families in specific circumstances.

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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