Delayed access to care for children during COVID-19: our role as paediatricians - position statement
Evidence is emerging that children and families are not accessing medical advice and review as soon as is needed. In this position statement, published 3 April 2020, we outline our role as paediatricians to help ensure children get the right care at the right time and right place.
The Shape of Training report provided a timely opportunity to review how doctors are trained to meet changing needs of patients in the UK. We wish to see more integration between paediatric, primary care and mental health training.
We are familiar with the stresses on emergency departments (EDs) each winter. Each child and young person who needs unscheduled care should have access to services that are high-quality, safe and effective. In this joint position statement from RCPCH, RCEM and RCN, we recommend a whole system a...