Babies with static head circumference, or suspicion of premature fusion of the sutures should be referred urgently to paediatrics. Rapid access referrals can be sent via ERS marked as ‘urgent’
In first seizures (but not currently fitting), a referral to the first fit clinic can be made via ERS. Any child under one year of age with a non- febrile seizure should have urgent assessment and can be referred urgently to PAU via switchboard.
For other ‘Red Flags’, or in cases where parents need paediatric assessment for reassurance, please refer to General Paediatrics via ERS, with information on head circumference (including trend) and development. If you wish to discuss the need for referral, or urgency, please use Advice & Guidance on ERS in the first instance for discussion with a Consultant.