Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood - multi-agency guidelines for care and investigation
When a child dies, families desperately need to know what happened. To understand why an infant died, it is vital agencies work together, share information and keep families included at every stage. These guidelines were published in November 2016 by a multi-agency working group convened by the Roya...
This page provides a best practice example for standard 3 of Facing the Future: Together for child health standards, which describes how general paediatric referrals are seen in a community setting by a consultant paediatrician and a GP with a special interest in Aberdeen. The joint paediatric commu...
This page provides a best practice example for standard 10 of Facing the Future: Together for child health standards, which describes the clinical assessment tools used in Luton as common pathways for conditions in emergency care. The tools have been embedded in practice to increase confidence in cl...
This page provides a best practice example for standard 4 of Facing the Future: Together for child health standards, which outlines education sessions at local GP (General Practitioner) surgeries provided by consultants and nurses from Tameside Hospital. GPs and practice nurses become more skilled a...
This page provides a best practice example for standard 2 of Facing the Future: Together for child health standards, which outlines the hot clinic provided in Hillingdon Hospital. The hot clinic prevents children from attending A&E unnecessarily by providing rapid access to a consultant for any chil...
19 December 2018
Scotland will recruit an additional 80 mental health professionals to work with children and young people, following a £4 million investment.
The case for investing in integrated child health services for the acutely unwell child and long term conditions
This information bundle presents a model for how an integrated children's service (ICS) within a primary care network could improve child health outcomes. This information was presented to NHS England to inform the development of their long term plan.
We deliver clinically-led peer review and consultancy services to healthcare providers, commissioners and service planners across the UK. We advise and support teams to resolve concerns about paediatric provision, safety, team dynamics and communication, compliance with standards and proposals fo...
Emergency departments that see children are encouraged to continue submitting data to our national audit. We will require 70% of services to submit data in order to monitor how well standards are being met across the UK and to enable teams in emergency departments to plan improvements. An audit tool...
These standards apply across the unscheduled care pathway to improve healthcare and outcomes for children. They focus on the acutely mild to moderately unwell child.