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.

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Nottinghamshire has excellent support and training available 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. Explore the menu to the right of the page to find out more.

Referral information

Home Talk 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. Take a look at our video, What is Home Talk? - YouTube, or our leaflet to find out more about Home Talk, or contact Language for Life on to find out if this service would benefit your child.


The Specialist Speech and Language Therapy service is available to children and young people (0-18 years) who meet service entry criteria.

Anyone can refer to Speech Language Therapy, as long as they have the parents’ or carers’ consent.

For queries please contact us on: 0300 1233387

To make a referral, complete and send our referral form [docx] 197KB and Referral checklist.pdf[doc] 161KB (if you wish to print out the referral form and complete it by hand, please use this version: referral form for printing [pdf] 279KB).

If you are a school sending a referral, please send the referral via a password protected email to:



Contact information

For questions about Home Talk email: 

For more information about Specialist Speech and Language Therapy services contact: 0300 1233387



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