4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
10 September 2020
Save the date for the third annual Epilepsy12 & OPEN (Organisation of Paediatric Epilepsy Networks) UK National Conference 2020: 'Working together to improve epilepsies’. This free, one-day event is for members of paediatric epilepsy services across the OPEN UK networks and representatives of patien...
5 February 2020
Dr Mike Linney, Registrar and Chair of the Ethics Committee for RCPCH, welcomes recent guidance from NICE, but notes the urgent need for high quality, independent research on this medicine to provide the best possible care for children with complex epilepsy.
Experts from 13 national bodies, including seven Royal Colleges, joined forces in March 2019 to launch practical guidance to support doctors and other health professionals around the use of this medicine in women and girls in their reproductive years.
This high quality leaflet gives information to parents and carers of children and young people who have had a first seizure that was not considered to be a ‘febrile convulsion’. We're working on a version for children and young people. We explain why and how we developed this information.
Brings together epilepsy experts from the NHS, academia, charitable organisations and other stakeholder groups to work together to provide a unified voice to ensure paediatric epilepsy sits high on the national agenda.
13 August 2019
Last week, NICE published draft recommendations on the use of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) following evaluation of their clinical and cost-effectiveness, and NHS England published a review aimed at assessing the barriers to prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products where it is safe ...
The law in the UK was changed in November 2018 to make prescribing of medical cannabis legal, but parents have been struggling to secure prescriptions. For parents whose children have a condition for which they feel medicinal cannabis is helping, not having the medicine readily available is incredib...
On 17 June 2019 we launched the first paediatric epilepsy QI collaborative pilot in England and Wales. RCPCH EQIP will support epilepsy service teams to identify sustainable improvements within their services for children and young people with epilepsy. Our pilot provides 12 paediatric epilepsy team...