Community Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics

We provide community and neurodevelopmental services for children and young people across Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire (Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale).

Our key specialist areas include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Children with coordination difficulties (including Dyspraxia)
  • Neurodisability (neurological problems associated with disability)
  • Behaviour problems to exclude a medical cause
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Children can be seen in a range of settings including:

1. Child Development Centres at:

2. Community Paediatric and Neurodisability clinics at:

  • Royal Blackburn Hospital
  • Burnley General Hospital
  • Clitheroe Health Centre
  • Yarnspinners Health Centre, Nelson
  • St Peter's Health Centre, Burnley
  • Barbara Castle Way Health Centre
  • Darwen Health Centre
  • Rossendale Primary Care Health Centre

3. Within special schools

The service also provides a range of advisory and medical assessment processes to support:

  • Looked after children and adoption services
  • Education – problems at school where medical advice is needed to plan education
  • Safeguarding children
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General number for enquiries:

  • Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley  01254 732922
  • Burnley, Nelson, Colne and Rossendale 01282 803424


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