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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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Global child health - our impact

Since our foundation, we at RCPCH have embraced a commitment, beyond our work in the UK, to improving child health in the world's poorest countries. We train, mentor and advise on a wide range of medical issues which affect infant and child care services worldwide. Take a look at what we do, watch v...
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Healthcare standards for children and young people in secure settings

There are about 1,000 children and young people held in secure settings at any one time. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards - first published in 2013, and refreshed in 2019 for England - help healthcare professionals, commissioners,...
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Quality standards for specialist paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition

These standards aim to reduce variation in care, ensuring equitable services, and to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for all infants, children and young people with gastroenterology, liver or intestinal disorders in the UK. You can read our summary and download the full standards bel...
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State of Child Health 2017 - full report

Our report, available to download below, provides a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children. These range from specific conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy, risk factors for poor health such as obesity and a low rate of breastfeeding, to child deaths. The data prov...