The Paediatric Psychology service is a team of Psychologists who work across several children’s health care services.
Working closely with other medical teams, the Paediatric Psychologists currently provide support to children and young people who are accessing diabetes, oncology, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, and palliative care services from Musgrove Park Hospital. In the Yeovil District Hospital area, the paediatric service is also available in general paediatrics, diabetes, and palliative care. In East Mendip, there is a paediatric psychology palliative care service.
Paediatric Psychologists are trained to provide support around emotional and social experiences related to a physical health need. This means that we will not:
- Treat any medical conditions directly
- Prescribe medication
- Do any physical examinations
The Psychologists in the team must be registered and monitored by a professional organisation, which means that we must keep to-up-date with professional development and training and work according to a “code of conduct”.