Health

Health

In this section we will upload leaflets, websites and information about different health related issues:

Leaflets

Websites

Health Advisory Team for Looked After Children (LAC)

Children’s Services Safeguarding Unit
163 Langdale Drive, Beaconhill, Cramlington.  NE23 8EH
 
Debbie Rice - Lead Nurse for LAC
Tel:  01670 564038   Email: Debbie.Rice@nhct.nhs.uk
Mobile:  07920246839

Gillian Robinson – Named Specialist Nurse LAC
Tel:  01670 564038   Email: Gillian.Robinson@nhct.nhs.uk
Mobile:  07584613646

Anna Redfearn - Designated and Named Doctor LAC and Medical Advisor for Adoption
Tel:  01670 396467   Email: Anna.Redfearn@nhct.nhs.uk
At LAC team at Wansbeck or via
Blyth Health Centre, Thoroton Street, Blyth. NE24 1DX

Emma Todhunter - Consultant Paediatrician
Via LAC team LAC@nhct.nhs.uk

Beccy Lang - administrative assistant
Tel:  01670 529279   Email: LAC@nhct.nhs.uk

Clare Gates - administrative assistant
Tel:  01670 529279   Email: LAC@nhct.nhs.uk

Blyth Health Centre, Thoroton StreetBlyth.  NE24 1DX
We are responsible for identifying and ensuring that the health needs of Northumberland LAC are addressed. We work closely with colleagues across the agencies offering advice, support and signposting to appropriate services for LAC, their carers and staff.

We are responsible for identifying and ensuring that the health needs of Northumberland LAC are addressed. We work closely with colleagues across the agencies, offering advice, support and signposting to appropriate services for LAC, their carers and staff.

Health Assessments
An initial health assessment should be completed within 28 days of a child/young person becoming 'looked-after'. A review health assessment is completed annually, or every six months if the child is under five years of age.

Usually initial health assessments will occur at a clinic in Wansbeck Child Health Department. On completion of the health assessment, a health care plan is drawn up, highlighting action points and identifying the person responsible for following them up.  A copy of the health care plan is then circulated for information and action to carers, social worker, GP, health visitor, school nurse and reviewing officer.

If appropriate, copies will also be sent to LAC, birth parents, and paediatrician. We will signpost young people, carers and staff to relevant health services and will make the necessary referrals for additional appointments and support to address specific health issues.

The LAC health team can be contacted by phone, email or mobile.

SORTED offer a drugs and alcohol service to young people. For information please see their website: http://www.sortednorth.co.uk/