Facing the Future - emergency care
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.
4 June 2018
New standards for emergency care settings highlight the need to reduce pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
A new audit toolkit is available now to support services to monitor how they are meeting these standards. The audit data will provide the RCPCH with a better understanding of how emergency care is provided to children across the UK and enable teams in emergency departments to plan improvements. The ...
As a child or young person, you don't need superpowers! You have the right to be involved in decisions about your care and to be treated by the right people, at the right time, in the right place. It's all in our Facing the Future standards. Why don't you play our game, tell others about your rights...