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Access to immediate advice and assessment from paediatrician with Level 3 safeguarding

This page provides a best practice example for standard 10 of Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services. The RCPCH Child Protection Standing Committee have developed this model for teams to have access to immediate advice and assessment from a paediatrician with child protec...
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Communicating the aims and outputs of the NNAP effectively to parents and families - a case study for NNAP

This case study was included in the 2017 National Neonatal Audit Programme annual report to highlight how a neonatal unit has used its results from the National Neonatal Audit Programme as a basis to identify and implement local quality improvement activities. You can download the full case study be...
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Diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants less than two months old - clinical guideline

This NICE accredited evidence-based clinical guideline provides recommendations on the diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants from 37 weeks corrected gestation (post menstrual) to two months of age (post term). It is for all UK paediatric and neonatal health care practitioners ...
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Facing the Future - standards for acute general paediatric services

It is essential that paediatrics is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week specialty, with the most experienced doctors present at the busiest times. Our report sets out ten standards for high quality, safe and sustainable acute general paediatric services.
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Facing the Future - standards for children and young people in emergency care settings

These standards aim to ensure that urgent and emergency care is fully integrated to ensure children are seen by the right people, at the right place and in the right setting. We're encouraging emergency departments that see children to submit data to our national audit, so we can to monitor how w...
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Immediate telephone for specialist advice - WESPGHAN

This page provides a best practice example for standard 9 of Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services, which explains the Wessex Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Network, which provides immediate specialist telephone advice across the Wessex region. Acces...
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Improvements to two year follow up assessments for at risk neonates in a district general hospital setting - a case study for NNAP

This case study was included in the 2017 National Neonatal Audit Programme annual report to highlight how a neonatal unit has used its results from the National Neonatal Audit Programme as a basis to identify and implement local quality improvement activities. You can download the full case study be...