The CCPNR provides support and treatment any time after discharge from hospital - either at our clinic, at home or at school, wherever is most appropriate. Families can expect to spend an entire day at Brookside Clinic for the initial assessment appointment. Further detailed assessment requires a further two to three days at Brookside Clinic.

The ultimate aim is for us to gain a better understanding of your child’s neuropsychological profile to support them in their on-going development and everyday life. 


There is a free on-site car park. Interpreters are available if needed.


What to bring?

Please bring any sensory aids your child needs, such as glasses or hearing aids. Please also bring any relevant documents, previous reports/assessments from other services e.g. Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP), etc.

We will take short breaks during the day as necessary as well as a lunch-break of up to an hour. There are no facilities on site but you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in a private room, if available. You are also welcome to leave the site. There are supermarkets close by and Cambridge town centre is a 30-minute walk away.

Please note that after the initial introduction, the majority of the time will be spent with the young person and therefore, you are welcome to bring a book to read, or other entertainment, on the days whilst waiting for the assessment to conclude.



At the introductory appointment we usually meet with the young person and parents together initially to discuss the questionnaires that will have been posted to the family and school beforehand and to gain a detailed developmental and medical history, as well as an overview of current difficulties.

As part of the further detailed assessment we carry out a range of assessments on a one-to-one basis with your child to get an overview of their current strengths and difficulties in areas including memory, attention, organisation, processing of visual and auditory information, motor coordination, and speech and language, and often a practical task. Though, which assessments we use with your child will differ depending on their needs and age.

What happens after the assessment?

The CCPNR brings together what the scans, medical reports and scores on the standardised measures convey; along with what you and your child, class teacher, and any other health professionals involved say, in a detailed interdisciplinary 'formulation'. This formulation is a working hypothesis of your child’s presenting difficulties, which is developed and discussed as a team, enabling us to suggest suitable interventions to support your child or young person.

A feedback meeting with be arranged to discuss our results with you as a family and an interdisciplinary report summarising the results of the assessment and recommendations will be sent to you and the referrer, and other relevant professionals. 

Following the feedback meeting, we work together to set individual goals, based on what is important to your child or young person, and you as a family. We then work with families and schools to achieve those goals by recommending interventions and strategies to improve the young person’s difficulties based on their strengths.

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The page was last updated on 14 May 2019 by andrea.bateman.

Further information

pdfCCPNR Leaflet (0.48 MB)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF
T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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