Caring in the community

Our services are based in GP surgeries, community health centres and hospitals across Tower Hamlets. We also see patients in their homes. 

We will work with you to create a care package that fits your needs and our staff are skilled in treating a wide range of conditions and issues.

Information for professionals

Referrers will use one single form for all of the community health services managed by Barts Health and East London Foundation Trust. We anticipate this will be a simpler and more efficient process for you. 

Referrals to adult community health services

The Tower Hamlets adult community health team referral form [docx] 68KB can be used to refer to:

  • The rapid response team
  • Catheter care (routine 48 hours)
  • Continence services
  • Extended primary care teams (EPCTs)
  • Foot health service
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Nurse-led community heart failure team
  • Community diabetes service
  • Adult respiratory and rehabilitation care service (ARCaRe)
  • Community dietetics service
  • THCNT - community neuro team including community speech and language service

Referrals to children’s community health services

Who can refer 

We receive referrals from SEN coordinators (SENCOs), doctors, nurses, therapists, child and adolescent mental health professionals, teachers, educational psychologists and social workers.  

Services community paediatrics offer: 

  • Community Children’s Nursing team (CCNT) 
  • Community Paediatric Medical team 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessments (ASDAS) 
  • Paediatric Continence service 
  • Paediatric Asthma nurse 
  • Children’s Occupational therapy 
  • Children’s Physiotherapy 
  • Children’s Speech and Language therapy 
  • Children’s SLT, eating, drinking, and swallowing services 
  • Children’s Continuing Care Assessment 
  • Children’s Eczema Nurse 
  • Toileting Workshop (3-11yrs) 

Making a referral 

If you would like to refer a child or young person to be seen, please fill out the SPA referral form.  

If you are making an ASDAS referral, please fill out both SPA Referral form and the ASDAS referral form. 

Referral form(s) and guidance(s) can be found here or by visiting this page.

Do note: The family needs to be residing in Tower Hamlets and registered in a Tower Hamlets GP Surgery to be accepted.  

We are not an emergency service – we run an outpatient, community service. 

Get in touch 

For any queries, please contact

(Emails generally are responded to within 2 working days)  

Mile End Hospital,  
THe Bridge, 
Specialist Children’s Services, 
E1 4DG 

Tel: 0207 767 3322 (option 2) 

Opening times: Monday – Friday from 9am – 5 pm 


Mile End entrance map

Home of community services 

Some of our community services and partner organisations are based at Mile End Hospital.

How to get there