Intensive care medicine
The paediatric intensive care physician resuscitates, stabilises, transfers and treats critically ill and injured children - find out about this sub-specialty.
We continue to monitor and produce resources around this public health challenge - looking at the impacts on our members, the wider child health workforce and children and young people. Explore our guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents, as well a...
14 July 2020
The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences. Responding to 'Preparing for a challenging winter', the RCPCH made the following statement on vaccinations and pro...
Conference webinar - Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine & Paediatric Intensive Care Society
30 September 2020
Chaired by Dani Hall and Ajay Desai, this free, live online event will feature guest lectures and abstract presentations, with opportunities for delegates to ask questions. It's an online version of the paediatric sub-specialty symposium due to take place at the RCPCH Conference and exhibition in Ap...
Most children and teenagers do not become seriously ill with COVID-19. But doctors have seen a very small number of patients with an unusual condition which seems to be linked to the virus. This syndrome is very rare, and most children will not be seriously affected. If you're worried, seek help...
Most children are asymptomatic or exhibit mild symptoms from COVID-19 infection. However, a small number have recently been identified who develop a significant systemic inflammatory response, which is also known as PIMS-TS or PIMS). This document for clinicians, which has been developed after exper...
27 April 2020
Following reports of a small number of cases of a COVID-19 related condition emerging in children, our President has made a statement.
This guidance outlines key principles for the clinical management of children admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19. It is aimed at general paediatricians treating children during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers medical management of paediatric patients, including advice on use of antiviral ...
This ethical framework is a modification of guidance developed for treatment decisions relating to adults. The principles relating to decisions for children in the setting of the pandemic are the same as those for adults. The framework emphasises that decisions should be ethically consistent and app...
Here we provide a summary of key current evidence regarding COVID-19 in children and young people.
1 April 2020
The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has now started collecting data on neonatal complications of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the UK and Northern Ireland. This study is needed to understand the impact of Coronavirus infection in newborn babies and babies born to mothers with Coronavirus, s...