Parent or carer
13 November 2020
Paediatricians, health visitors and GPs have joined forces to produce guidance for parents who are worried about their new baby.
It can be confusing to know what to do when your baby or child is unwell during the coronavirus pandemic. Remember that the NHS is still providing safe care. We've developed posters for families living in England, Scotland, Wales (in English and Welsh languages) and Northern Ireland about when a...
This is a quick guide for parents and carers about the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP), which works to improve standards of neonatal care in neonatal units in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.
Reye's Syndrome is a very rare disorder affecting children and young people, which can appear soon after a viral infection, especially a flu-like illness or chickenpox. The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, which is now part of RCPCH, provides evidence-based information on a dedicated website.
Most children and teenagers do not become seriously ill with COVID-19. But doctors have seen a very small number of patients with an unusual condition which seems to be linked to the virus. This syndrome is very rare, and most children will not be seriously affected. If you're worried, seek help...
Health Visitors and Paediatricians publish advice for parents about the six-week postnatal check during COVID-19
1 May 2020
The Institute for Health Visiting and RCPCH have published advice for parents who may not be able to attend the six week check for newborn babies.
27 April 2020
Following reports of a small number of cases of a COVID-19 related condition emerging in children, our President has made a statement.
Experts at RCPCH recommend that parents treat symptoms of fever or pain related to COVID-19 with either paracetamol or ibuprofen.
At RCPCH we understand this is a worrying time for children and their families. Below are some useful resources from across the UK.
The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) works to improve standards of neonatal care in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man. We aim to make the information we gather and share in our annual reports accessible by publishing 'Your baby's care', our guide for parents and carers. You can do...