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Health services are often involved in the initial identification and diagnosis of disabilities and special educational needs.  Health professionals such as your GP, health visitor and paediatrician will help you understand the needs of your child and make sure you get the right health support. 

This section provides information about the health professionals and services that support children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. 

There are a number of organisations that provide healthcare in Sunderland.  Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a group of GPs, other clinicians wand managers who commission (buy) health services for their local communities. 

City Hospitals Sunderland provide a broad range of Childrens and Maternity Services including tests, rehabilitation, minor surgery, therapy and more specialist treatment and emergency care. 

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Mental Health Trust, Children and Young Peoples Service, provides children and young people’s mental health (CAMHS) and learning disability services.

Harrogate and District Foundation Trust (HDFT) provide the 0-19 service which includes the Health Visiting Team and the School Nursing Team.

In addition, NHS England commissions (buys) a range of highly specialised neonatal, paediatric and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. 

General Practices provide a core range of primary medical services and some provide additional services. 

Northern Doctors provide GP led Urgent Care Centres across the city and a GP out of hours service. 

Together for Children and Sunderland City Council cannot recommend or endorse any providers or services listed.  Please read our full disclaimer here

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We have provided some advice and guidance articles below which may help you: See Related Advice.


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