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The community paediatric team are based at 2 principle sites: the child health department at Hackney Community College and the Hackney Ark.

There are currently 6 community paediatric consultants and 2 associate specialists. All staff cover the breadth of community paediatric work, including child protection.

They have Borough wide responsibility for specific areas of work across and provide neurodisability and other clinical services to a defined geographical area.


Name Contact Children centre area Specific responsibility
Dr Gabrielle Laing 

Defoe Building 
020 7683 4255

Associate Medical Director
Child Public Health 

Contacting us
Please contact administrative staff at Defoe Building or the Hackney Ark. We do not provide dedicated telephone advice sessions but all consultants and senior paediatric staff will respond to calls from GPs and practice staff.

Contact addresses
Community health services 
Defoe Block
50 Hoxton Street
N1 6LP
tel: 020 7683 4691 

The Hackney Ark   
Children and Young peoples centre for development and disability 
Down’s Park Road
E8 2HY
tel: 020 7014 7000

Referrals to Defoe Building (Hackney Community College) for the following clinics:

  • special advisory clinics
  • enuresis 
  • obesity
  • growth
  • school and safeguarding chilgren
  • looked after children (LAC clinics)
  • immunisation 
  • general enquiries.

Referrals to Hackney Ark for the following clinics:

  • development and disability  patch clinic (A-F)
  • complex communication clinic
  • complex communication needs assessment group
  • developmental/pre-term follow up
  • vision
  • audiology - 2nd and 3rd Tier
  • physical assessment clinic
  • statutory assessments
  • general enquiries