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Islington Additional Needs & Disability Service


Islington Additional Needs and Disability Service (IANDS) supports children and young people with additional needs and disabilities to reach their full potential. This can mean being active in their community, developing friendships and enjoying an ordinary life the same way as other children. The service also provide parents with appropriate information, support and advice for them and their family.

IANDS includes the following teams:

  • Early Years Therapies
  • Social Communication Team
  • Mainstream Schools Therapies Team
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team (including the Advanced Paediatric MSK Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service)
  • Special Schools Health and Therapy Team
  • Paediatric Dietetic Service
  • Community Paediatrics.

The teams are made up of various healthcare professionals, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, paediatricians, specialist nurses, family counselling, therapy assistants, health care assistants and specialist key workers. They work in partnership with Islington local authorities across various locations, including health centres, schools, nurseries, children’s centres and Whittington Hospital.

Eligibility Criteria


  • aged under 18 and registered with an Islington GP.

How to Refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under

ISL global documents > Additional Needs Health Services > Islington Additional Needs Health Services (Children) Form - IANDS

e: whh-tr.islchildrensreferrals@nhs.net

Please note: Consent for referral is mandatory. Referrers other than GPs should send a copy of the referral to the child’s GP and keep a copy for their records.

For MSK physiotherapy

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under

ISL global documents > MSK & Podiatry > Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service for Children & Young People

This referral form has the options for GPs to tick for Physiotherapy or Advanced Paediatric MSK Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service. It also contains useful information on variants of normal limb development.

e: whh-tr.islchildrensreferrals@nhs.net

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the Islington Additional Needs Health Services Referral Form and send to whh-tr.islchildrensreferrals@nhs.net

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Review date: Thursday, 07 December 2023