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.

Nottingham City Autism Service

Our service provides diagnosis, treatment and signposting for adults with a diagnosis or seeking a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and who do not have a diagnosis of intellectual disability.

Our service is available to all adults over 18 if they live in Nottingham City or have a Nottingham City GP. If you live in the County, find out more about support available in the County.

Free car parking is available on site.

Accessing our service

To use this service, you need to be referred by your GP or another health professional.

Service opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Contact and find us

Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service

Nottingham City Autism Service

The Pines
Highbury Hospital

Tel: 0115 854 2207


Patient and carer information

We have developed a document which aims to:
1. Give you information about Coronavirus
2. Suggest strategies related to autism which you may find useful in managing your physical and emotional wellbeing at this time
3. Give you an update about our service at NCAS

Coronavirus information and strategies for NCAS clients.pdf [pdf] 230KB


We have two information booklets about Asperger Syndrome and Autism and Intellectual Disabilities:

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Health and Social care professionals can refer directly to the service providing the person being referred lives in Nottingham City or has a Nottingham City GP.


Lead clinician

Jackie Dziewanowska, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Nurse Consultant


Service commissioned by

NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamhamshire CCG



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