Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings 3rd ed – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 3 May 2012

Posted on May 4, 2012. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings 3rd ed – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 3 May 2012

“Developed by the Intercollegiate Committee for Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings, this revised edition provides healthcare professionals, providers and service planners with measurable and auditable standards of care applicable to all urgent and emergency care settings in the UK.

The 2012 edition reflects changes in the way care is delivered: there is a new chapter focusing on mental health and substance misuse and the document takes a ‘pathway’ approach to aid a multi-professional workforce. Most importantly, this edition shifts from making recommendations to setting standards, giving healthcare professionals the guidance they need to provide the best service for children and young people along the care pathway.”

Media release:  New standards set for emergency care of children and young people – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 3 May 2012

“From mental health, substance and alcohol abuse to major incidents involving serious injury or death, thousands of children and young people pass through the NHS each day needing emergency care.  Now, a new series of standards set out minimum requirements for how children in emergency settings should be treated – covering areas from service design and environment to staff training and safeguarding.

The standards appear in the third edition of a publication formerly known as the ‘Red Book’, which is widely used by healthcare professionals in the UK to improve care of children in emergency settings. This latest edition, renamed ‘Standards for children and young people in emergency care settings’, is unique in containing not only guidance, but also specific standards against which healthcare providers can be measured.

The standards have been developed by the Intercollegiate Committee for Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and are designed to help service planners overcome some of the key challenges in emergency healthcare – including the impact of the European Working Time Directive which sets maximum daily and weekly working hours and increased public expectation of immediate access to care.”

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Consultant Delivered Care: An Evaluation of new ways of working in paediatrics – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) – 26 April 2012

Posted on April 27, 2012. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics | Tags: |

Consultant Delivered Care: An Evaluation of new ways of working in paediatrics – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) – 26 April 2012

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) published its report Consultant Delivered Care: An Evaluation of new ways of working in paediatrics

The report concludes that children would receive better care if they had 24/7 access to a consultant or equivalent senior doctor.

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Facing the Future: Standards for Paediatric Services – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 21 April 2011

Posted on April 29, 2011. Filed under: Acute Care, Child Health / Paediatrics, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: |

Facing the Future: Standards for Paediatric Services – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 21 April 2011

RCPCH
Press release
 

“In this document the RCPCH specifies ten service standards, all of which have been approved by the College Council. The College considers the standards to represent a minimum requirement for all acute general paediatric services. Each standard is accompanied by an explanatory text that indicates in more detail what the standard is seeking to achieve, and how it will be implemented.”

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Not just a phase: a guide to the participation of children and young people in health services – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 2010

Posted on May 19, 2010. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics | Tags: |

Not just a phase: a guide to the participation of children and young people in health services – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 2010

“Not Just a Phase is a guide to the participation of children and young people in health services and has been developed and published by the Young People’s Health Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The guide is designed primarily for paediatricians, senior children’s nurses and leaders of organisations which provide general and specialised health services for children and young people. Not Just a Phase provides information to ensure the safe, meaningful and ethical participation of children and young people within the delivery of quality child health services and practically demonstrates how we can contribute towards creating a culture of participation.”

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