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
2 March 2021
The RCPCH has today launched new guidance for paediatricians on Perplexing Presentations (PP), Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) in Children. This updates the College’s 2009 guidance and aims to support paediatricians when involved with these sometimes very difficult cases.
The Guideline Directory contains a full list of paediatric guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), as well as those from other Royal Colleges or paediatric specialty groups which meet the standar...
This best practice advice is focused on the management of confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection in children admitted to hospital. This has been produced with the British Paediatric Respiratory Society and the British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity and Infection Group.
Clinical guidelines process manual - Setting standards for development of clinical guidelines in paediatrics and child health
This manual, updated in April 2020, describes our process to develop high standard clinical guidelines, and includes information on grading evidence, consensus methods, dissemination and implementation. Our process has been accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) s...
Dr Amitabh Gite, Clinical Director of Paediatrics at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, outlines measures they implemented to address winter pressures, including a second registrar at night, a paediatric decision unit, increased nursing staff and ward clerk support.
All doctors need the practical skills to perform clinical procedures for safe, effective patient care – adapting to meet the needs of the infant, child or young person. Consultant and trainee paediatricians explore how to continually learn and develop skills in procedures for this curriculum domain.
9 May 2019
The new 2017-18 National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) report shows continued improvement in some aspects of diabetes care, but also highlights persistent variability in outcomes across England and Wales: more work is required to reduce inequality.
2 April 2019
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9 October 2018
Read about child health and the political landscape, the new ICYP Engagement committee, new course series, neonatal care findings and more…
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