Respiratory paediatricians are clinicians who have detailed knowledge and understanding of the respiratory system in children - find out more about this sub-specialty.
5 January 2021
Erythromycin in babies and infants has been associated with an increased risk of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.
National guidance for the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections during COVID-19
These recommendations on the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections in hospital settings during COVID-19 are for clinicians to support winter planning in partnership with local infection control prevention teams. While some recommendations describe organi...
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...
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 page provides advice to members on which paediatric patient groups are considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable during the COVID-19 outbreak and at very high risk of severe illness from coming into contact with the virus. This updated RCPCH advice for clinicians is provided to help ...
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...
COVID-19 - service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital (England)
Run by NHS England, this aimed to provide important information on the clinical aspects of COVID-19 while also determining the care needs of children admitted to hospital with COVID-19.
Surveillance of the neonatal complications of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) commenced in March 2020. The study aims to find out how many babies develop coronavirus infection in the first month after birth, and how many babies born to women with coronavirus need neonatal care; describe which babies ...