Publish date: 23 June 2020

The Integrated Children and Adolescent Service is a long-established outpatient service of the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine at UCLH.

The service offers a patient-centred holistic approach, to safely and appropriately integrate complementary care alongside conventional treatments for children and young people up to 18 years old with a variety of conditions. All patients have an initial clinical assessment by the team for suitability of any treatments.

Services offered may include general advice about complementary therapies, symptom management, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, as well as wellbeing and lifestyle advice.

The complementary services offered have an excellent safety profile. The team is led by a Consultant Paediatrician and all doctors have undertaken additional training in complementary therapies.

Acupuncture treatment is available for:

  1. Children aged 12 years and over with Chronic Tension-Type Headache and Migraine that meet the NICE CG150 criteria and where clinical assessment indicates suitability for treatment.
  2. Young people aged 16- 17 years with Chronic Pain as described in NICE guidance NG193 for management of chronic primary pain, where clinical assessment indicates suitability for treatment.

Children’s Outpatients,
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
University College Hospital
25 Grafton Way
London, WC1E 6DB

To make a referral, the service is found on eRS:
Specialty: Complementary Medicine
Clinic Type: General Medicine
Service results: Integrated Medicine Children & Adolescent - RLHIM - UCLH - RRV 

Referrals are accepted from NHS GPs, Consultant Paediatricians and other Consultant specialists.

The clinic does not offer investigations and diagnosis, so children need to be referred to an appropriate paediatric or adolescent clinic first if these are required.

Children with serious, complex or chronic medical conditions must be under a lead paediatrician or specialist care elsewhere, in addition to this service. In most other situations the child or young person should be under local paediatric or adolescent services. The team works collaboratively with professionals involved in the child or young person’s care.

Service information can be found on our patient information leaflet downloadable here.

Contact:, secretary to Dr Sharpe, Consultant Paediatrician