The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and British Paediatric Neurology Association has developed this Q&A in light of recent developments in this area. It advises on the legality and safety of cannabis-based products and considers the evidence base for their potential harms and benefits.
27 July 2018
RCPCH Registrar, Dr Mike Linney, says the decision will 'come as a relief for some'. He warns parents in the meantime to not give children unlicensed cannabinoid oil products.
11 October 2018
A practical course covering basic and advanced airway management with registration open to all healthcare professionals involved in the management of critically ill children and neonates.
24 July 2018
Read about the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit, RCPCH Progress - the new paediatric curriculum, standards for emergency care and much more...
Two years following the launch of the Epilepsy Passport, the RCPCH carried out an evaluation to understand how healthcare professionals, children and young people and their families use the Epilepsy Passport, and to inform what aspects of the Epilepsy Passport have been successful and which areas ne...
14 December 2018
This is a one-day course, which will be delivered by consultant paediatric neurologists, consultant paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of short didactic teaching sessions and interactive workshops.
27 November 2018
The epilepsies of childhood are an enigma. They are the most frequently over-diagnosed but paradoxically, also under-diagnosed group of paroxysmal neurological disorders.
A paediatric neurologist is a doctor who has knowledge and understanding of disorders of the nervous system that affect infants, children and young people. Find out more about this sub-specialty and its curriculum.
This paper record gives essential up-to-date information about a child or young person’s epilepsy. This includes their emergency care plan, medication history and key professional contacts. You can download the passport below.
This page provides details of the methodology, datasets and related information governance processes for round 3.