Stroke in Childhood - guideline in process

The RCPCH has recently been granted funding by the Stroke Association to develop an evidence-based guideline on Stroke in Childhood (based partly on the 2004 RCP guidelines). Updates on the project will be published regularly.

Please join us in celebrating the lauch of this important clincial guideline at RCPCH Conference on Wednesday 24 May 2017, 1:10-1:55pm.

This session marks the launch of the updated RCPCH Stroke in Childhood clinical guideline, originally published in 2004 by the RCP. The clinical guideline is set to challenge both commissioners’ and clinicians’ established attitudes and pathways relating to the care of childhood stroke in the UK, and the session aims to:

  • deliver an overview of the new clinical guideline

  • raise awareness of stroke in CYP

  • provide take away key messages

We also have an accompanying session on Thursday 24 May 2017, 11:45-13:00pm, which will look at how to ensure lay representation when developing paediatric clinical guidelines.

This session aims to provide attendees with information on how National guideline developers (i.e. National Guideline Alliance (NGA) and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health (RCPCH)) currently involve lay representatives to gather information from parents, carers and children/young people to help shape guideline recommendations (i.e. evidence reviews, focus groups, patient workshops), using child health related NICE clinical guidelines and the latest RCPCH guideline on Stroke in Childhood as good examples

Please contact for more information and to find out about how you can get involved.