AB007. Development and evaluation of a community-based Sleep Clinic for children with neurodevelopmental disorders across two inner-London boroughs
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AB007. Development and evaluation of a community-based Sleep Clinic for children with neurodevelopmental disorders across two inner-London boroughs

Jessica Turbull, Sally Hobson, Yancy Jensen, Naila Haitham

Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK


Abstract: From an evaluation of sleep-related problems in children attending two special needs schools in the local area (Southwark) [Turnbull et al., abstract in press], it was found that parent-reported sleep difficulties in the index child were equally common at both primary and secondary school age (59% and 61% respectively), and that burden on care-givers was substantial (38% and 40% respectively reporting their child’s sleep pattern was a “great” burden). To address this issue, we have developed a multi-disciplinary cross-borough (Lambeth and Southwark) community-based Sleep Clinic for children with neurodevelopmental conditions. The service commenced in April 2017, and has received approximately 15 referrals per month to date.

Keywords: Service delivery; sleep apnoea; insomnia


doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.s007


Endorsed by ERS

Cite this abstract as: Turbull J, Hobson S, Jensen Y, Haitham N. Development and evaluation of a community-based Sleep Clinic for children with neurodevelopmental disorders across two inner-London boroughs. J Thorac Dis 2018;10(Suppl 1):AB007. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.s007