30 April 2020
Recognition of serious infection in children is a topic of national importance. Research shows that the death rate from infection in children in the UK is higher than the rest of Europe and serious infection in children is not well recognised in the acute setting.
31 January 2020
The review was commissioned by the Chief Executive of NHS England to assist its Board in the evaluation of responses to a consultation undertaken in summer 2019 relating to a new draft service specification for children’s cancers.
7 December 2018
Officer for Health Promotion, Dr Max Davie, urges parents to make sure casing around batteries in toys and electrical devices are secure and says if in doubt, "don't take the risk".
Want to give feedback about an experience at your hospital or clinic and not sure where to start? Maybe you have had bad treatment, or didn’t understand what was said to you or didn’t feel right? Watch our video to find out how to give feedback, and download our template letter and example letter. ...
4 June 2018
New standards for emergency care settings highlight the need to reduce pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
These tools measure the experience of patients aged 0-16 years, or their parents, in urgent and emergency care (U&EC) settings. You can download surveys for ambulance services, GPs and emergency departments/walk-in centres. Our research report explains how they were developed, and we also have guida...
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...
The College Specialty Advisory Committees (CSACs) supervise the development and delivery of subspecialty training and the assessment standards. CSACs are sub-committees of our Education and Training Quality Committee, which helps the College set these standards within a training programme that is re...
SSPAUs are hospital-based facilities where infants, children and young people with acute illness, injury or other urgent referrals from clinicians can be assessed, investigated, observed and treated with an expectation of discharge in less than 24 hours. Standards are vital to guide the development ...