Clinical guidelines

Paediatricians and their colleagues regularly use clinical guidelines to manage the treatment of children's medical conditions. We develop clinical guidelines to high standards in line with our NICE accreditation.

Our process manual

Updated in April 2020 and accredited by NICE since 2006, Setting standards for development of clinical guidelines in paediatrics and child health describes our process to develop high standard clinical guidelines, including information on grading evidence, consensus methods, dissemination and implementation.

A full list of paediatric guidelines, which meet the standards for RCPCH endorsement, and which are published by NICE, SIGN, Royal Colleges or paediatric specialty groups.
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We can help organisations and groups create high quality guidelines. Our methodology outlines the steps you'll need to take to get RCPCH endorsement.
RCPCH members are invited to join our consultation panel. See current and upcoming opportunities to comment on draft documents, represent us at meetings or join a guideline development group.

This resource for clinicians helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system.

You can access this on our Child Protection Portal, which hosts safeguarding guidelines and resources.