Posts Tagged ‘Paediatrics’

Paediatric units in the NHS are understaffed and under pressure, audit reveals

Additional resourcing of children’s health services in the NHS is urgently needed, a report says. The Facing the Future Audit 2017, published by the R...

UK lagging behind other countries on child health, research reveals

After many years of progress, health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are now stalling in several key areas like infant mortality and immun...

Debate needed after sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care since 2009

Research published in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood shows a sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009, a tr...

Ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity since 1975

Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 ...

Growing gaps in paediatric workforce are compromising NHS services, report reveals

Funding pressures, the junior doctor contract, and a reliance on locums is putting paediatric services in the NHS under increased pressure, says the royal ...

Lack of focus on children in majority of STPs a “major cause for concern”

The majority of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) are failing to take into account the needs of children, the Royal College of Paediatr...

Concerns for child health services as paediatric units struggle to fill doctor rotas

Doctors have expressed serious fears for the future of paediatric services as research shows gaps on rotas are increasing. The annual Rota Vacancies and...

Juniors Contract: “define terms that enable a return to the negotiating table”

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is deeply concerned by the ongoing dispute between Government and the British Medical Association over ju...

Juniors’ contract: letter to Paediatric Trainees from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

We are writing this letter to let you know that your College, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, shares your concerns about recent develop...

Children’s unit closure fears as NHS rota vacancies pose threat to patient safety

Children’s doctors have called for a shake-up in how hospital services are delivered as more than two thirds of lead paediatricians say they are concerne...

Importance of clinicians and patients communicating effectively cannot be underestimated

The children's hospital report by the CQC shines a spotlight on the care experienced by children and young people in hospital. Encouragingly the majority ...