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.

Reopening children and young people’s emergency and inpatient care 

Last year, temporary changes were made to children and young people’s services in North Central London to ensure patients and families could continue to receive safe and high quality care during a period of increased demand for services due to Covid-19. This led to children and young people’s emergency and inpatient services being moved from the Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital to the southern hub at the Whittington Hospital.

We have now reopened the children and young people’s accident and emergency departments and general inpatient wards at University College Hospital and at the Royal Free Hospital.

If any parent is unsure where they should take a child in need of emergency treatment they should visit or call the NHS 111 service. In a life-threatening emergency dial 999 immediately.

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.