The Cambridgeshire Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS) is an integrated multi-agency service for school-age children and young people with known or presumed neurodevelopmental difficulties.

How this service can help you

We can help school age children and young people, their families and professionals involved with them through consultation, assessment, diagnosis, interventions, monitoring, review and training which includes:

  • Clinic appointments
  • Home visits
  • Psycho-education groups
  • Educational liaison
  • Other child and parent training as appropriate

After an initial review of referral information and then a General Developmental Assessment (GDA) by a community paediatrician, children and young people may be referred to one of our specialist integrated multi-agency teams that focus on:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Children’s learning disability and associated mental health team (the Children’s Learning Disability Team)
  • We also hold a Tourette’s Syndrome clinic.

How do I access this service?

We have open access to our team which allows teachers, social workers and families to contact us but we prefer formal referrals to be via GPs or community paediatricians.

We accept referrals for school age children (5-17 years or 5-19 years for young people referred to the Intellectual Disability Team) who are registered with a GP in the Cambridgeshire area.

Where is it?

Brookside Family Consultation Clinic
18 Trumpington Road

T 01223 465100


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Contact the service

Referrals: please write/fax

Who is this service for?

We accept referrals for school age children and young people (5-17 years and 5-19 years for the young people referred to the Intellectual Disability Team) and their families who are registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire (subject to contract) who may have, or have been diagnosed with, neurodevelopmental difficulties.

Who provides the service?

The Cambridgeshire Neurodevelopmental Service is provided by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Business Unit and is part of the neurodevelopmental pathway.

The multi-disciplinary specialist teams include consultant psychiatrists, consultant paediatricians, a clinical nurse specialist, clinical psychologists, nurses, child and family workers and a specialist practitioner all of whom have specialist knowledge and skills in children and young people’s neurodevelopmental needs.

Other professionals also work as part of the multi-disciplinary teams, or work collaboratively with our core team members, including paediatric occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, specialist teachers and educational psychologists.


The page was last updated on 30 April 2018 by andrea.bateman.

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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