long term conditions

Parents & Carers

If you live in Lambeth and Southwark and are worried about your child's long-term condition (we currently specialise in asthma, epilepsy, constipation and eczema) and the effect it is having on your family, ask your GP about a referral to the CYPHP team. They can make contact with the CYPHP clinical team via

Our team is made up of specialist nurses, a pharmacist and mental health and well-being professionals – they work closely with specialist children's hospital doctors and your GP.

If your GP is in Lambeth and Southwark you may even be able to see one of these specialist children's doctors in your local GP surgery. If you don't want to wait to see a specialist doctor in hospital, ask your GP surgery about Inreach clinics today.

Teenagers and Young People

If you've got asthma, epilepsy, constipation or eczema and it's bothering you, tell your GP! Depending on where your GP is we might be able to see you or at least put you in contact with someone who can help.

If you live in Lambeth or Southwark there are some other great services where you can talk to someone about anything that's bothering you, in confidence:

And for young people living anywhere in the UK, remember you can contact Childline at anytime. https://www.childline.org.uk


Ask your GP about Inreach.

We recognise that it can be challenging coming up to the hospital to see specialist children's doctors. That is why we are working in partnership with selected GP practices in Lambeth and Southwark to run joint clinics with a GP and a specialist children's doctor from the hospital.

When you attend Inreach it may be at your local GP or one nearby. You will be greeted and assessed by the specialist children's doctor and the GP. We can often put a plan in place right there and then to help with you child's condition, but sometimes we may need to see you later in the hospital for special test or to see one of our friendly colleagues.


Emergency Numbers

Physical Health

If you are in danger, a lot of pain or you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm - either to yourself or someone else, dial 999.

If you need urgent medical help or advice - but it is not life threatening - call 111

Mental Health

If you need to talk to someone urgently, call Child Line on 0800 111 or the Samaritans on 08457 909090.

If you, a family member or friend are in distress and need urgent help, contact South London and Maudsley Hospital's 24-hour mental health support line on 0800 731 2864.

If you feel unsafe and need immediate help, go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department - where the psychiatric liaison team can help you (24 hours a day, 365 days of the year).

Your GP

If you need help but you can wait until the next day then please visit your GP as the first point of contact.


All the numbers and services above are free and confidential.

This is not an emergency service, please contact 999 if someone is seriously ill and their life is at risk