Islington Additional Needs and Disability Service (IANDS)

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Islington Additional Needs and Disability Service (IANDS) supports children and young people with additional needs and disabilities to reach their full potential. This can mean being active in their community, developing friendships and enjoying an ordinary life the same way as other children. The service also provide parents with appropriate information, support and advice for them and their family. IANDS includes the following teams:

  • Early Years Therapies
  • Social Communication Team
  • Mainstream Schools Therapies Team
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team (including the Advanced Paediatric MSK Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service)
  • Special Schools Health and Therapy Team
  • Paediatric Dietetic Service

The teams are made up of various healthcare professionals including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, paediatricians, specialist nurses, family counselling, therapy assistants, health care assistants and specialist key workers. They work in partnership with Islington local authority across various locations including health centres, schools, nurseries, children’s centres and the Whittington hospital.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

Children and young people aged 0-19 who have: 

  • a physical disability
  • learning disability
  • speech language and communication needs 
  • autism spectrum condition
  • Down’s syndrome
  • problems with development
  • problems with coordination
  • disorders that affect the body's muscles, joints, nerves

Exclusions

Children and young people not registered with an Islington GP 


How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, Any health professional known to the child

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Additional Needs Health Services > Islington Additional Needs Health Services (Children) Form - IANDS

e: whh-tr.islchildrensreferrals@nhs.net

Please note: consent for referral is mandatory. Referers other than GPs should send a copy of the referral to the child’s GP and keep a copy for their records.

For MSK physiotherapy

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under

ISL global documents > MSK & Podiatry > Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service for Children & Young People

This referral form has the options for GPs to tick for Physiotherapy, or Advanced Paediatric MSK Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service, and contains useful information on variants of normal limb development.

e: whh-tr.islchildrensreferrals@nhs.net