Improving Child Health

The College is committed to improving the health of children everywhere by supporting members and policymakers to build on evidence-based practice.

Our current priorities are making the NHS a better place for children and young people, child mortality, child protection and public health.

These are supported by a range of programmes in research and surveilliance, clinical and service standards, quality improvement and clinical audit, and policy. We engage children, young people and families in all of our work.

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Policy updates

We support members, officers and stakeholders to make and shape policy affecting children's health services

Quality improvement and clinical audit

QI projects and national audits evaluate whether standards are being met and help improve quality of care

Resources

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Children's medicines

Projects and guidance on paediatric medicines, plus the Medicines for Children resource for parents and carers

UK-WHO growth charts

Suite of growth charts for all uses from health surveillance to detailed monitoring of children with health problems

Research and surveillance

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Research opportunities

Find out about the latest child health research opportunities, grants and calls for topics

British Paediatric Surveillance Unit

The BPSU enables doctors and researchers to find out how many children are affected by particular rare diseases