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Speech and Language Therapy

COVID-19: Following current NHS and Government guidelines, we are not able to offer any face to face appointments at the moment.   We are in the process of contacting families on our caseloads whose appointments have had to be cancelled and we are carrying out initial consultations over the telephone for new children referred into the service.  If you need to contact us please call our main office on 020 3316 1897 - messages on this number are checked daily and someone will call you back.  Or visit our website for more information about our team, for top tips and activities to use at home to support children's communication development and links to some really useful websites:

Pre-school and school age SLT: The Speech and Language Therapy service is for children who have difficulties in developing speech, language and communication skills. We also work with children who have difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. Services are provided in a number of health centres, children’s centres and schools in Islington. The SLT service is part of a multi-disciplinary therapy service. We work collaboratively with parents, other health professionals and the child’s education team and/or wider team to support children to develop their speech, language, communication or swallowing skills.

The Michael Palin Centre:The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering provides a specialist service to children, young people and adults who stammer in Islington and Camden and a tertiary service for children from across the UK. Children are seen for assessment with their parents and therapy is offered individually or in groups, on a weekly or intensive course basis. The Centre also offers training in stammering therapy to speech and language therapists and runs a research programme. The Centre is run by NHS Whittington Health with the support of a charity, Action for Stammering Children.

Whittington Paediatric Feeding Service: The Whittington Hospital provides a specialist feeding service to both inpatients and outpatients. Our outpatient service sees children with a range of feeding difficulties; parental/child anxiety around mealtimes, aversive and behavioural feeding problems. We also run a joint Feeding Clinic with our dietitian for children with feeding difficulties impacting on their growth and nutrition.

Who to contact

020 3316 1897 - Preschool SLT
020 7527 5731 or 020 7527 2557 - School Aged (Mainstream Schools) SLT
020 7288 5546 - Whittington Hospital SLT
020 3316 8100 - Michael Palin Centre


SLT Preschool and School Age
Northern Health Centre
580 Holloway Road
N7 6LB
Additional address
The Michael Palin Centre 13-15 Pine Street Islington London
Additional address
Whittington Hospital SLT Magdala Avenue Islington London
N19 5NF

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Other Details

Age Ranges

0 to 19 years

Cost Details
Who is this service for?
Preschool and school age SLT: Children 0-19 with a speech, language or communication need. The Michael Palin Centre: Children and young people who stammer. Whittington Paediatric Feeding Service: Children with a range of feeding or swallowing difficulties who are not already known to community complex needs services.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Preschool and school age SLT: There is an open referral system for this service. This means that parents, GPs, Health Visitors, paediatricians, special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) or other professionals may refer the child to the service. All referrals are processed centrally and then passed on to an SLT in the appropriate team. For further information about referrals please call the central referrals team on 020 3316 1877 or by email at The Michael Palin Centre: There is an open referral system for this service. This means that parents, GPs, Health Visitors, paediatricians, SENCOs or other professionals may refer the child to the service Whittington Paediatric Feeding Service: Referrals can be made by Professionals in the community such as GP's, Allied Health or Paediatricians or at the Whittington Hospital.

Record updated: 01/04/2020