Posts Tagged ‘Paediatrics’

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...

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...