Facing the Future - emergency care

These standards aim to ensure that urgent and emergency care is fully integrated to ensure children are seen by the right people, at the right place and in the right setting.

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Review of Urgent and Emergency Care Services in Northern Ireland- consultation response

RCPCH welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of Health’s Review of Urgent and Emergency Care Services in Northern Ireland consultation in June 2022. This sets out the proposed strategic priorities in response to the Urgent and Emergency Care Review Report, which initially launched in ...
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Facing the Future: Standards for children and young people in emergency care settings - audit findings

This is a summary of audit findings reported by 91 emergency departments from 2018 to early 2020, based on our Facing the Future standards in emergency care settings, which were published in 2018. These audit findings provide an insight into how emergency care settings were delivering services a...
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No time to carry out child health research? Complete our short survey

We believe that child health research should be embedded as part of every paediatrician’s training, and throughout their careers. From June 2019 to 10 January 2020, we invited paediatricians working as consultants, SAS doctors and/or CCT holders to complete 2019 Participation in Child Health Researc...
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Time to raise the standard: children presenting to emergency departments in mental health crisis

For the first time, the College has developed an audit toolkit to support Emergency Departments treating children to monitor how well they are meeting the 70 “Facing the Future” standards. Dr John Criddle and Dr Virginia Davies discuss the development of the toolkit and its impact for children in me...
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The depths of winter - building pressure in children Emergency Departments

The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...