Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service Greenwich


We are having to alter some of our services in response to the demands that Coronavirus is creating. This means that we may have less staff and will be unable to continue to provide services in the way we usually do. Therefore, we may need to do the following:

  • We may carry out consultations via phone or video call
  • The frequency of our visits for your care might be reduced
  • If the care you receive is not essential, it might be stopped for the time being.

We will speak with you about any new arrangements we need to put in place. We will inform any other people involved in your care of any changes made. 

If you need to contact us, please call 0208 836 8621.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time. 

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Team provides specialist care and support for children aged 0-19 years with communication and/or eating and drinking difficulties.

Services are organised to provide support to children and their families in the most appropriate setting including homes, schools, nurseries, children centres and clinic environments.

The service supports young adults up to 25 years when they have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place.

How to access this service

Greenwich Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service has an open access policy for children which includes self referral. You can access our referral form here. To be eligible for our under 5s service, you will need to have a Greenwich GP.

For older children (5 and over) children's needs will be managed via their school. If your child attends a Greenwich school, you may be able access our school service even without a Greenwich GP.

If your GP or other health professional feels that your child needs a referral into the Speech and Language Therapy Service, they will make a referral on your behalf.

Locations: Various health centres and schools across the borough.

Oxleas Patient Experience survey

The Oxleas Patient Experience survey gives you the opportunity to feedback on the care and treatment you have received. We also encourage your friends, family and carers to also provide feedback. Hearing your views gives us a better understanding of the needs of our patients, families and carers which helps us to make sure that we are providing a good standard of care. 

The short survey only takes a few minutes to complete and you can provide a written comment explaining what you think is working well and what is not. The Patient Experience team will collect the results of the surveys and these are shared with the relevant departments and management teams. This helps us to shape our services to continually improve the quality of the care and treatment we provide.

GP referral information

Phone number for GPs:

020 8836 8621

Fax number:

020 8319 3336


  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Speech and language therapy


SPA Team
Memorial Hospital
Shooters Hill
SE18 3RG

Public phone number:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm
Please call our Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 020 8836 8621

Fax number:

020 8319 3336

Email address: