Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Early Intervention Speech and Language Therapy

The development of speech, language and communication skills begins in the first years of life. Good communication skills are important for learning, making friends, and wellbeing. This means that it is vital to support children’s speech, language, and communication skills as early as possible, to ensure all children have the language they need for life.

The Early Intervention Team provides early support through:

  • Home Talk – This is for children aged 22 months to 2 years 6 months who are not yet using many words but can listen, follow instructions, and play with adults. A Home Talk worker can offer fun home visits for children and their grown ups to share ideas about talking together. Visit the ‘Getting support page to find out more.
  • Support for Early Years Practitioners and Teachers. This includes free termly Language Lead Networks and ‘New to the role’ Networks for identified Language Leads in Early Years Settings across Nottinghamshire. We also offer training through our Talking Together Traded Service on a range of speech, language, and communication topics. Find out more in the Practitioner zone section.
  • Language for Life – Explore our Language for Life webpage and social media to discover what we can all do to help all children’s language skills grow and how you can get further help, information, and support, if you need it.

The Specialist Team provides support for children with significant, persisting speech, language, and communication difficulties.



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