There are many different causes of abnormal bleeding.
Bronchiolitis is generally a self-limiting viral illness characterised by a prodrome of coryza, prior to cough, increased work of breathing and often wheeze. It often affects a child ability to feed.
Updated method and training information October 2019
Children & Young People’s Occupational Therapy Service (Coventry) / Integrated Disability Service (Warwickshire)
Formerly Child Development Service (CDS)
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin
An alternative referral service for cervical screening (other than Community Gynaecology) where technical difficulties due to body habitus or anxiety
Information about the services provided by our community gynaecologists.
Community Paediatricians provide specialist care for children and young people. We also carry out a range of duties in relation to child protection, medical advice for special educational needs, and health assessments of children in care. The role of the paediatrician involves prevention, identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support.
This page provides shortcuts to selected community paediatric pages and related referral form
Continence Services are specialist teams providing support and medical advice for people with bowel or bladder incontinence.
Detailed information and referral processes for contraception and sexual health advice (now including psychosexual counselling for Coventry patients)
Dilation (or dilatation) and curettage (D&C) refers to the dilation (widening/opening) of the cervix and surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus and/or contents of the uterus by scraping and scooping (curettage).
“Bedwetting is a widespread and distressing condition that can have a deep impact on a child or young person's behavior, emotional wellbeing and social life. It is also very stressful for the parents or carers. The prevalence of bedwetting decreases with age. Bedwetting less than 2 nights a week has a prevalence of 21% at about 4 and a half years and 8% at 9 and a half years. More frequent bedwetting is less common and has a prevalence of 8% at 4 and a half years and 1.5% at 9 and a half years.” (NICE 2010)
Where children, young people and their families can go when in need of help and support.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for nonmedical reasons. It is also known as female circumcision, cutting or sunna.
Infertility is defined as 'failing to get pregnant after two years of regular unprotected sex'. Please refer in the name of the female where appropriate
Sometimes a high temperature in children is associated with more serious signs and symptoms, such as: breathlessness. vomiting. rash. fits or seizures.
A grommet is a very small tube that's inserted into the child's ear during surgery.
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A hydrocele denotes a pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity.
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
Jaundice is a term used to describe the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.
Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.
Current or threatened miscarriage
A chalazion, also known as a meibomian cyst, is a common condition affecting the eyelid.
Paediatric Allergy Service for management of allergy /drug allergy in children
Community referral for paediatric audiology
The management and referral of undifferentiated chest pain in childhood (this advice is not suitable for paediatric patients with known congenital cardiac defects or cardiovascular disease)
Specialist advice in the community on the management of common paediatric dermatological conditions
Referral criteria for dietetic advice for children
First seizure referral guidelines
Management of hypermobility should generally be in Primary Care
Management and referral of common orthopaedic problems in childhood
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Perinatal mental health problems are those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child.
Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis.
Plagiocephaly is a disorder that affects a baby’s skull making the back or side appear flattened.
PCOS is a common ovarian endocrine disorder, which is often complicated by chronic anovulatory sub-fertility and hyperandrogenism.
Complications of chicken pox in pregnancy include severe maternal varicella and congenital varicella syndrome.
Treatment of female genital prolapse
Ptosis is a drooping or falling of the upper eyelid.
Recurrent Abdominal Pain (RAP) is a common paediatric problem affecting between 10-20% of children.
A red eye can be alarming, but can be a sign of a minor eye condition, such as conjunctivitis or a burst blood vessel.
Information regarding the safeguarding of children in Coventry and Rugby.
About School Nursing. School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community.
Assessment in secondary care is advised for any child with a suspected scoliosis who is still growing.
Sepsis - overwhelming infection requiring urgent treatment
If your child snores, it may be caused by an underlying problem with their airways, such as enlarged tonsils.
Speech and Language Therapists support children’s speech, language and communication.
A squint (strabismus) is a condition where the eyes point in different directions.
Unplanned pregnancy / Termination of pregnancy (TOP)
Tongue-tie affects some babies with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth which may interfere with breast feeding.
Referral guideline for rapid referral of suspected type 1 diabetes to reduce the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis
Undescended testicles are a common childhood condition where a boy's testicles are not in their usual place in the scrotum.
Vulvovaginitis is inflammation or soreness of the skin in the vagina or surrounding vulva. It is more common in younger girls.