Children's Speech and Language Therapy
Health Services in the Stoke on Trent Local Offer are either commissioned by the NHS (Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England) or Public Health (Local Authority).
Commissioned services are delivered by various Providers including NHS, Private and Independent Sector Organisations.
The services provided by the NHS range from services that are available for everyone (universal services) and services that require a referral (targeted/ specialist) - there is often an eligibility criteria for these services. All NHS commissioned services are free at point of use.
These are available in the local area without the need for a specialist assessment. You do not need to see someone else first or be referred to use universal services.
For example a Pharmacist, Dentist, Health Visitor, Public Health Advisory Service, General Practitioner (GP).
Targeted and specialist services:
Services commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are not available unless your child has a suspected or identified health need. A referral will be required to access these services for you or your child.
For example: Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Children’s Community Nursing team or the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Paula Simpson
- Contact Position
- Team Leader of Children's Speech and Language Therapy
- 01782 234481
Where to go
- Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre
Stoke on Trent
- ST2 0EU
- Referral Details
Anyone can refer to the service. However referral information is used to make a decision about whether we are the right people to be involved, or where and when a child should be seen. So it is best to talk to your child’s Health Visitor, nursery or school as they have some guidelines and advice about what we need to know.
- Other notes
We see children aged 0-16, 18 if in a special school. Children must have a Stoke on Trent (or North Staffordshire) GP