RCPCH supported educational tools
The RCPCH are pleased to support and promote the following resources:
HeadSmart - be brain tumour aware
HeadSmart aims to enhance the awareness of symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people. Its goal is to significantly reduce the length of time it takes to diagnose brain tumours, thus saving lives and reducing disabilities in children. The HeadSmart website is a valuable resource for health professionals and the public, to help us all work together to improve diagnosis of childhood brain tumours in the UK.
UK-WHO growth charts: early years
Child growth charts are a useful tool for paediatricians in assessing physical health and progress. Visit UK-WHO growth charts for information on how to use them (includes video demonstrations). Growth charts for children from the ages of four to eighteen years old are currently in development.
My Journal and Your Guide: recovering from childhood bacterial meningitis and septicaemia - Link 2 and Link 1
These RCPCH endorsed advice booklets produced by Meningitis Now and Meningitis Research Foundation, are hoped to improve the lives of thousands of youngsters who have had meningitis by offering reassurance to parents. RCPCH’s Dr Alistair Thomson said, “Leaving the hospital and the watchful eye of medical staff can be a daunting prospect for families so these pioneering new resources will provide those coming to terms with their child’s diagnosis, with much needed reassurance, support and guidance.”
The Challenge of Infant Feeding
This innovative and evidence-based programme was developed by a team at the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York. The Unit is known nationally and internationally for its research in maternal and infant nutrition.
Intercollegiate Group in Nutrition
The Intercollegiate Group in Nutrition is a group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The main objective is to provide courses in nutrition, primarily for medical practitioners. For more information on nutrition and growth visit our dedicated webpage.
Spotting the Sick Child (SSC)
An interactive and evidence-based tool designed to help clinicians assess acutely sick children using real-life clinical scenarios and footage. SSC is a collaboration by the University Hospital Leicester and OCB media, and sponsored by the Department of Health.
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- Paediatric Prescribing Tool
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- Child Health in Low-Resource Settings
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