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A snapshot of general paediatric and neonatal services: benchmarking for improvement and recovery

Two new reports have been released outlining the findings of a snapshot survey of the UK's general paediatric and neonatal services and workforce in September 2019. The reports provide a pre-COVID benchmark and give recommendations to government, service planners and other decision makers about how ...
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Protect children for a challenging winter ahead

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...
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RCPCH Invited review service

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...
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Electronic discharge summary within 24 hours - PRSB eDischarge summary

This page provides a best practice example for standard 7 of Facing the Future: Together for child health standards, which outlines guidance developed by the Professional Records Standards Body on standards for organising information on discharge. This is a key component of improving patient safety ...
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Knowledge exchange sessions with GPs - Tameside Hospital

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...
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GP access to immediate consultant paediatrician telephone advice - Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

This page provides a best practice example for standard 1 of Facing the Future: Together for child health standards, which outlines the GP hotline service at Wexham Park Hospital. Providing telephone communication allows GP to access advice on admission avoidance, outpatient department avoidance and...