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Surveillance of multisystem inflammatory syndrome has now commenced. Our aim is to understand the incidence, presenting features, laboratory features, management, clinical course and the outcome of this potentially new syndrome characterised by hyperinflammation which is temporally associated with C...
This page provides guidance on care and management for different groups of children as inpatients and describes different resuscitation scenarios.
Surveillance of outcome of resuscitated term babies with no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age starts next month
5 March 2020
This study, run through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU), will identify the incidence of term babies who receive resuscitation following birth and have no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age, describing the demographic characteristics, clinical features and initial management of ...
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.
19 June 2020
CHaT has been developed for consultant paediatricians and paediatric trainees, consultants in paediatric emergency medicine & emergency medicine trainees, general practitioners and GP trainees, health professionals working within a pain service egg psychologists and consultant paediatric neurologist...
9 July 2019
The move by Public Health England could prevent over 100,000 cancers. The RCPCH's Immunisation Expert responds.
13 June 2019
Prof Steve Turner welcomes Scottish Government's decision to change nutritional standards in schools to include more fruit and vegetables and less processed red meat and sugar.
25 April 2019
New guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for children under 5 are “useful benchmarks” but require cautious interpretation, says RCPCH's Dr Max Davie.
In 2018 we responded to the Welsh Government’s draft Bill for Autism. We welcome calls for increased resource to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and improve outcomes for children with ASD. However, we are concerned about the possible unintended consequences of this proposed legi...
Conflict can arise between health professionals and the parents of children not only where there is disagreement on the withdrawal or withholding of life sustaining treatment but also in more general routine care. In this paper for paediatricians and other health professionals we attempt to suggest ...