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.
This paper from RCPCH and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on inter-professional training advocates that GP and paediatric trainees work side by side in order to share ideas and learn from each other.
The purpose of this principle statement is to: 1. Clarify our position on the rights of LGBTQ+ people to eliminate discrimination and stigma 2. Understand the needs of LGBTQ+ children and young people 3. Support health professionals in their role of providing support to LGBTQ+ children and young ...
The use of unlicensed medicines or licensed medicines for unlicensed applications in paediatric practice
This statement, originally produced in 2000, was updated in 2013 by the Joint Standing Committee on Medicines, a committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group. The update reflects changes in European (including UK) law that aim to fa...
The aim of this evidence-based statement is to summarise the current knowledge about delayed prescriptions (also called backup prescriptions) for antibiotics and to highlight the special issues that must be taken into account when considering the need for a delayed prescription in infants and childr...
Using standardised concentrations of unlicensed liquid medicines in children - joint position statement
The Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) strongly recommend that when children require unlicensed liquid medications, they should receive the RCPCH and NPPG recommended concentrations, where one exists. There are currently 12 ...
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...