Healthcare Professionals

This area of KIDS includes information about the services provided by Allied Health Professionals within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. As well as information for health professionals working with children/young people and families.

Healthcare Professionals

This section has information for health professionals around service provision and best practice which you can use to refresh your knowledge and understanding of child development and childhood conditions, as well as learning more about how to support the children in your care.

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

There are a number of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) within Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C):

  • The Community Paediatric Service sits within Specialist Community Paediatric Team (SCPT) and is a child-led provision with a focus on effective partnership working and an intergrated approach to meeting the needs of children and young people. Children and Young People are referred to Community Paediatrics services by a variety of sources across health, social work, education and families themselves. Referrals are received either on a uni-professional basis or within the context of a multi-professional team includes Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Health Visitors and others as required.
  • The Acute Service is based at the Royal Hospital for Children working in both ward and out-patient settings.
  • The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) work within the CAMHS structure based in community, acute and Tier 4 services.

Child Development Centres within Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C)

There are 4 sectors within GG&C:

• North West Sector which includes West Dunbartonshire and parts of East Dunbartonshire
 North East Sector which includes parts of East Dunbartonshire
 South Sector which includes East Renfrewshire 
 Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Sector

Please find below all addresses and telephone numbers for your specific area within GG&C:

  • Acorn Centre

Vale of Leven Hospital

Main Street


G83 0UA

Telephone Number: 01389 817367


  • West Centre

60 Kinfauns Drive


G15 7TS

Telephone Number: 0141 207 7100


Aranthrue Centre

103 Paisley Road



Telephone Number: 0141 886 5921

Skylark Centre

L North

Inverclyde Royal Hospital


PA16 0XN

Telephone Number: 01475 505140

  • Bridgeton Child Centre

201 Abercromby Street


G40 2DA

Telephone Number: 0141 531 6550


  • Woodside Health & Care Centre

891 Garscube Road


G20 7ER

Telephone Number: 0141 201 5665

Gorbals Health & Care Centre

2 Sandiefield Road


G5 9AB

Telephone number: 0141 201 5030


Canchild is a non-profit research and education centre located in Canada. Their research is 'focussed on improving the lives of children with a variety of developmental conditions and their families over the lifecourse'. 

Canchild's multidisciplinary team includes researchers from paediatrics, rehabilitation medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language pathology, kinesiology, social psychology, epidemiology and biostatistics.

The CanChild team have developed a range of resources which are relevant and useful worldwide.  Many of their resources are focused around participation and occupational performance, and there are some key resources for children young people and families of children with motor coordination disorders.  As the site is Canadian this does influence the content a little in terms of the activities chosen, but the principles are universal.   This is a vast website with a number of great resources, the easiest way to navigate around and find specific resources is via the menu list on the top right of the home page.  

Attend Anywhere  

Attend Anywhere is a web-based platform that helps health and social care providers offer video call access to their services as part of their ‘business as usual’, day-to-day operations.

Apart from internet access, all people need to use Attend Anywhere is the Chrome or Safari web browsers on a computer or mobile device. Computer users will also need a web camera (usually built into laptops) and a headset or speakers.

Near Me is the service names developed following consultation with members of the public. Near Me services use the Attend Anywhere platform to deliver their video consulting service.

Click here to access clinical waiting areas of Specialist Children's Services in your area.