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 look at the risks and impacts of COVID-19 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 as our summaries of the research and presenting cl...
19 March 2021
This is a basic plus course that aims to upskill clinicians and allied health professionals in neonatal and paediatric ECG interpretation and relevant arrhythmia management This course will be delivered virtually, via Zoom.
This report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of the data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man in 2019.
This is a quick guide for parents and carers about the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP), which works to improve standards of neonatal care in neonatal units in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.
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...
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...
Paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS) - guidance for clinicians
Most children are asymptomatic or exhibit mild symptoms from COVID-19 infection. However, a small number have 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 expert review ...
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 best practice advice is focused on the management of confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection in children admitted to hospital. This has been produced with the British Paediatric Respiratory Society and the British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity and Infection Group.
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...