About us

The Children and Young People (CYP) Integrated Clinical Service Unit (ICSU) is part of the Whittington Health NHS Trust and is responsible for the care of children and young people across Haringey and Islington.
As an integrated care organisation providing comprehensive health care across hospital, community, schools and home, from conception through to adulthood, we are in a unique position of being able to respond to the needs of our local population and adapt and personalise the services we provide accordingly.
 
We employ over 1,000 staff to deliver services to a population of over 115,000 children across 7 London boroughs.
 
Our vision
Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing through an integrated life course approach to child health.
 
As an integrated care organisation providing comprehensive health care across hospital, community, schools and home, from conception through to adulthood we are in a unique position of being able to respond to the needs of our local population and adapt and personalize the services we provide accordingly.
 
We aim to focus on 4 core areas to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population:
 
Health promotion
We will develop innovative models of care to enable the effective implementation of the Healthy Child Programme, the main universal health service for improving the health and wellbeing of children and to improve breastfeeding rates in our community. We will work together with our Health and Wellbeing Boards to develop a strategy to address obesity in CYP in collaboration with Local Authorities and schools
 
Prevention of illness
We will maximise our support to all parents with a focus on vulnerable families by strengthening our health visiting, family nurse partnership and parent infant psychology services. We will extend our hospital smoking cessation programme to C&YP and families in our community, and improve mental health provision by strengthening our CAMHS. We will deliver co-ordinated and personalised care for C&YP with long-term conditions through self-management programmes, school health, community nursing and joint working with primary care and allied health professionals. We will ensure seamless transition to adult services for this group of young people.
 
Treatment of illness
We will ensure unwell children are seen by the right person in the right place, in a timely manner by developing models of care to increase integration between health visiting, primary care, community and secondary services and by building on our hospital at home service to allow children to be managed at home, where appropriate
We will maintain high quality, evidence-based emergency & unscheduled, and inpatient care, level 2 neonatal care with a focus on family centred and developmental care and ensure that C&YP with disability and additional needs have timely coordinated care across both Boroughs
 
Provide a responsive service
We will continue to develop our C&YP forum to aid coproduction of all new models of care and improve existing models of care. We will develop systems to enable us to collect real time data to enable our services to respond to population needs and disease prevalence in a timely manner and establish a research, education & training strategy that focuses on our populationís health needs. We will maintain our status as national leaders in safeguarding training by ensuring staff are competent at early identification and intervention for safeguarding concerns
 
Our Services
We provide over 40 different hospital and community services including:
  • Asthma
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Childrenís Community Nursing
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Family Nurse Partnership 
  • Health Visiting
  • Hospital at Home
  • Looked After Children 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care 
  • Speech and Language Therapy
Our hospital paediatric services include a number of acute and specialist children and young people services within the Whittington hospital, each specifically designed to provide expert care. The hospital teams are led by highly skilled consultant paediatricians with comprehensive support from multi-disciplinary teams.
Working on it!