North London Partners in health and care

Children and young people’s health services

Children and Young People’s (CYP) services across NCL at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Royal Free Hospitals, North Middlesex, University College London Hospitals (UCLH), Whittington Health, Central and North West London NHS Trust, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust and Tavistock & Portman have been working collectively to maximise their benefit for children and young people throughout the Covid-19 response.

Temporary changes to children and young people’s urgent and emergency care to continue over Christmas

Health and care leaders are reminded that the Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital’s children and young people’s emergency departments and general acute inpatient beds are temporarily closed over Christmas and the winter season.

The following children and young people’s emergency departments and inpatient units remain open:

These temporary arrangements allow the NHS to focus resources and ensure children and young people’s services are not subject to disruption should there be an increase in demand due to the pandemic.

We are asking parents and carers to contact NHS 111 first, so they can be to be directed to the best service for them.

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Paediatric emergency services

For anyone aged under 18 who needs care in an accident or an emergency situation, please visit to find the closest A&E department. 

In an emergency, Ambulance Services will automatically take patients to alternative hospitals during this period.


Immunisations for young children and baby checks after birth are essential for children's health and are still being delivered by NCL GPs.