Children's Health and Social Care
General introduction to Children’s Health and Social Care Services
Universal services, can also be known as primary care, are met by NHS providers and these are universally available to all.
Examples of a universal service includes GP, Dental and health visiting.
Some health care services can only be accessed by an assessment or referral from a health or social care professional, these are known as Specialised Services and/or Targeted services. Example includes speech and language therapy, Occupational therapy.
Not all health services can be provided in the Isles of Scilly and can be accessed in Cornwall, for example:
physical or sensory difficulties
developmental delay or impairment
maintaining a healthy weight
speech, language and communication needs
difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing
mental health issues
complex and technology-dependent health care needs
These are provided by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and some voluntary and community sector organisations.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) provides child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and specialist children’s services, including speech and language therapy, community nursing services and learning disability services.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) provide acute care and hospital services, and Community Paediatrician and some community services.
Social Care services are provided by the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Council of the Isles of Scilly
NHS Handi app
The Handi app has been developed by paediatric consultants, it's full of advice on common childhood illnesses and advises on the best course of action whether to treat at home, make a GP appointment, or head to A&E - check your child's symptoms with Handi app.
Available from the Android or Apple app store.