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Children and young people

We want to make sure that children and young people have access to the health service that is right for them.

We are committed to providing you with choice of where your child may be treated.

Community health services for children and young people such as health visitors, school nurses, children’s physiotherapists, children’s occupational therapists, children’s speech and language therapists and sexual health specialists are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Many children and young people suffer from emotional difficulties and mental health problems. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides help and support for Gloucestershire’s children and young people from birth to their 18th birthday who need specialist support, and for their families and carers. This service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more about young people’s mental health here.

If your child is seriously ill or requires hospital based care for surgery, paediatric services are mainly provided in Gloucestershire at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals run by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For some specialist conditions children may be treated in other hospitals further away from home such as Birmingham or Bristol.

For more information, please visit the Children’s health section.