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.
Winter pressures in emergency departments are familiar. The prospect of delivering emergency care through a winter season during the COVID-19 pandemic presents an extra challenge. We outline a range of good practice ideas that may help and support members tackling these issues this winter.
In September 2019 we responded to a call for evidence from Health Education England on The Future Doctor – What do the NHS, patients and the public require from 21st-century doctors?
29 June 2019
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...
10 May 2019
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...
20 December 2018
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...
"What does the term, 'winter pressures' mean to you?" We put this question to children, young people and families. Here are some of their comments.
We asked members and colleagues in Emergency Departments about the challenges they face going into winter. Here are our core findings and full survey results.
We pledge to help our members be the voice for children in winter pressure plans across the whole system. Our recommendations and actions are based on our survey of members and their colleagues working in Emergency Departments (ED) that treat children across the UK.
12 December 2018
Dr John Criddle, Chair of the RCPCH Intercollegiate Committee for Standards for Children in Emergency Care Settings, responds to the news.
25 October 2018
We have surveyed our members to understand their experiences of winter pressures in Emergency Departments that treat children.