Posts Tagged ‘Paediatrics’

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...

Paediatrics: Care for children with epilepsy getting better, audit reveals

There's been an Increase in children’s epilepsy specialist nurses and more specialist epilepsy clinics but a lack of consistency in providing good care...

Boosting length of breastfeeding could save NHS more than 40 million pounds every year

Doubling the number of mums who breastfeed for 7-18 months in their lifetime and helping others to continue for at least four months could save the NHS mor...

Paediatrics: Share best practice to improve paediatric diabetes care say doctors

Positive advances in the care of paediatric diabetes in England and Wales have, for the first time in ten years, started to demonstrate some improvement in...

Neonatal care better but inconsistencies remain

The care for babies born in England and Wales has improved greatly over the last seven years with a record number of neonatal units meeting national care s...

Innovative thinking needed on non hospital care

New research from the College of Emergency Medicine suggests that while A&E plays a vital role for older people, many younger patients could be treated...

Diabetes: Lack of diabetes awareness putting children at risk

Doctors are calling for better diabetes awareness as almost 1 in 5 children with diabetes develop a dangerous complication known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis (...

Workforce crisis among senior paediatricians

One in ten newly qualified paediatric consultants in the UK work overseas, a survey by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health finds. The CCT Cl...

Children should have a named GP as well

Last week the government announced that 100,000 of the most frail patients in England will be identified and given a named GP to co-ordinate their care. J...

UK’s lead on tackling inequalities under threat

Britain used to lead the world in having the best data and developing polices to combat health inequalities, but this leadership is now under threat. Thes...