Clinical guidelines and standards

You can see the College's guidelines, standards for the development of guidelines and ways to get involved on our Clinical guidelines and standards page


Developing a clinical guideline - our hub

Welcome! This page is for paediatric specialty groups and others who intend to produce a clinical guideline in child health. Clinical guidelines are sets of recommendations based on systematic research methods. Producing these requires advanced research skills and project management. Below is...

Diagnosis of death using neurological criteria - guidance regarding not performing the Apnoea Test in the context of evidence of high cervical spinal cord injury

In 2022 a diagnosis of death using neurological criteria was made in a child which had to be reversed later when the patient had return of spontaneous albeit abnormal breathing. An expert group reviewed this case in detail. This guidance summarises the essential immediate implications arising from t...