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NCA - Peadiatric Doctors and Nurses

Child Development Team


The Child Development Team is based at Callaghan House, Heywood. We diagnose and plan the care management for children with neuro-developmental concerns, neuro-disabilities or complex health needs and children with social communication difficulties. 


Our team consists of Paediatricians, Specialist Community Doctor, Advanced Children's Nurse Practitioner, Neuro-disability Specialist Nurse, Specialist Epilepsy Nurse, Health Care Support Workers, Administration and Medical Secretaries. 


Much of the work is multi-disciplinary and multi-agency, and there are numerous interdependencies with other services in health, social care and education. 

Specialist Epilepsy Service


We work with children and young people, aged from birth to 19 years, who have epilepsy. We also support families and carers.


We are part of the children's acute and ongoing needs service. 


We want to make sure that children and young people receive all the support and information they need to stay healthy, live a full life, and stay out of hospital.  


We provide care in the community, such as in a health centre or clinic, or in the home. We work from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.


We work closely with other professionals who help to support the child, for example paediatricians (children's doctors) or neurologists (a doctor who is an expert in conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord or nerves).


We accept referrals  from educational, health, social care professionals for any child who has an epilepsy diagnosis.

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Services Offered from CCNT



Referral Criteria 

  • Children and young people under 19 years of age 

  • Children who live in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (or be registered with a GP in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale)  


Children and Young people who have been seen by a professional and have a diagnosis:   

  • Acute respiratory disorders  

  • Gastroenteritis  

  • Eczema  

  • Constipation 

  • Wound care  

  • Home IV therapy  

  • Enteral feeding 

  • Home oxygen therapy  

  • Tracheostomy care  

  • Long term ventilation  

  • Palliative/ end of life care 

  • Diabetes  

  • Epilepsy  


This list is not exhaustive and if you have a patient who you feel our nurses could support but the condition is not listed please contact the team to discuss.   


For acute illnesses the team offers an urgent response and we aim to triage all acute referrals within two hours of receiving the referral and will offer same day home visits to for referrals received up to 6pm. 

Children's Respiratory Specialist


We provide assessment and therapy to help children and young people who have a respiratory illness, such as asthma or bronchiolitis.


Our aim is to keep children and young people healthy, out of hospital and reduce the impact that their condition has on their life.


We provide care in clinics across the borough. We also provide education sessions in nurseries, schools and children’s centres.


We are available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm.

Children's Community Nursing Team (CCNT)


The children’s community team are available every day from 8:00am to 8:00pm including bank holidays.


The teams provide specialist care and treatment to children with a diagnosed acute, chronic and complex condition or illness, aiming to reduce inpatient admissions and prevent avoidable admissions for children and young people. 


The teams provide nursing care and advice as appropriate, for neonates, children and young people and families.

Children’s Complex/Palliative Care


We provide palliative care to babies, children or young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. We also care for babies, children and young people with complex health needs at home.


We aim to keep children and young people out of hospital, or make sure they can come home as quickly as possible.

We also support young people to transition from children's to adult services. 


Each child is at the heart of the care we provide and we will always involve the child, parents or carers. 


We will develop a tailored package of care, which includes managing symptoms and any emotional support they might need. 


This involves working closely with other professionals and services.


We want to provide high quality nursing care to make sure every child experiences the best health and quality of life possible throughout their journey.