Delayed access to care for children during COVID-19: our role as paediatricians - position statement
Evidence is emerging that children and families are not accessing medical advice and review as soon as is needed. In this position statement, published 3 April 2020, we outline our role as paediatricians to help ensure children get the right care at the right time and right place.
30 April 2020
Recognition of serious infection in children is a topic of national importance. Research shows that the death rate from infection in children in the UK is higher than the rest of Europe and serious infection in children is not well recognised in the acute setting.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
APLS provides the knowledge and skills necessary for recognition, effective treatment and stabilisation of children with life threatening emergencies, using a structured, sequential approach. The course and its principles are practiced throughout the world, and over 83,000 candidates have completed ...
Children and young people told us about their experiences of epilepsy care in our "clinic chats" - how they want to get in touch with services, the kind of support they want to receive, their best experiences and their ideas for the future. We worked with our Epilepsy12 Youth Advocates to produce a ...
We asked members and colleagues in Emergency Departments about the challenges they face going into winter. Here are our core findings and full survey results.