Posts Tagged ‘Paediatrics’

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 ...

Children’s hospital survey finds care inequalities for those with specific needs

Children with physical or learning disabilities, or mental health needs reported poorer experiences of care children’s hospitals than those without. T...

Effective policies around child health and wellbeing need reliable data

Today’s report - Focus on the Health and Care of Young People - makes for interesting reading. It tells us of changes in society, highlights a number o...

New guide on assessing child sexual abuse

A new 'Purple Book' to improve assessment and management of children exposed to sexual abuse has been launched. Over 2,800 children in the UK were ident...

“Overhaul unscheduled care for children”

Paediatricians are warning that unless there is an overhaul of unscheduled care services, there is a risk that growing demand will result in poorer outcome...

New standards to improve unscheduled care for children

Children make up more than a quarter of emergency department attendances in the UK and in England alone there has been a 28% increase in admissions for chi...

Guide on end of life decisions about children

Doctors dealing with end of life care for children and young people are being issued with a new framework for practice today, setting out when it can be co...