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BMJ launches new open access paediatrics journal
BMJ Paediatrics Open adds to expanding portfolio of 60+ specialist journals Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has added a new title to its expanding portfolio of more than 60 specialist journals, with the launch of BMJ Paediatrics Open. BMJ Paediatrics Open is a fully open access, international multidisciplinary journal, dedicated to publishing original research, clinical reviews, and protocols that deal with every aspect of child health, including surgery, public health, healthcare provision and qualitative research. It particularly welcomes research in the neglected diseases that disproportionately affect children in low...
Source: News from STM - June 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Poverty and child health: views from the frontline
This report is based on a survey of more than 250 paediatricians and provides an insight into the reality of life for UK children living in poverty. The report looks at a number of areas including food insecurity; poor housing; and worry, stress and stigma and their effect on the health of children (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The State of Child Health: STP
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has published State of Child Health short report series: sustainability and transformation partnerships. The RCPCH has undertaken a review of Sustainability and Transformation Plans from a child health perspective. The report finds that while most STPs set out the case for change well and cover important key themes such as prevention, early intervention, more care delivered in the community, better mental health services and integrated working, there is a lack of detail underpinning the vision. It concludes that the lack of profile given to infants, children and young peopl...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poverty and child health: views from the frontline
This report is based on a survey of more than 250 paediatricians and provides an insight into the reality of life for UK children living in poverty. The report looks at a number of areas including food insecurity; poor housing; and worry, stress and stigma and their effect on the health of children (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The State of Child Health: STP
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has published State of Child Health short report series: sustainability and transformation partnerships. The RCPCH has undertaken a review of Sustainability and Transformation Plans from a child health perspective. The report finds that while most STPs set out the case for change well and cover important key themes such as prevention, early intervention, more care delivered in the community, better mental health services and integrated working, there is a lack of detail underpinning the vision. It concludes that the lack of profile given to infants, children and young peopl...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The State of Child Health: The Paediatric Workforce
This report sets out key findings from the biennial paediatric workforce census in 2015. It makes recommendations for immediate action on a number of issues to address workforce pressures and to ensure continued high quality care for children (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child health at risk from shortages in the paediatric workforce
Workforce shortages in paediatrics mean that children are being denied access to some services, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in three children's wards close due to lack of doctors
Four in ten special care baby units are also shutting every year because of manpower issues, according to a report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's lives put at risk at Stafford hospital, royal college warns
Children ’s lives were put at risk because of unsafe emergency services at Stafford Hospital, a review by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Child health in jeopardy due to an alarming gap between rich and poor
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), have published,'The State of Child Health', which brings together data for the first time on a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children, ranging from specific conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy, risk factors for poor health such as obesity and a low rate of breastfeeding, to child deaths. The data provide an across the board snapshot of child health and wellbeing in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
The Royal College of Physicians has published Look out! Bedside vision check for falls prevention. This guide aims to help ward staff assess a patient's eyesight in order to help prevent them falling or tripping while in hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health of children endangered by gap between rich and poor
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health created a snapshot of child-health in the UK, ranging from obesity and breastfeeding rates to asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and child deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cracks beginning to show in paediatric services
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has published an annual survey on paediatric staffing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 21, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Situation awareness in hospitals
A new resource to introduce and improve situation awareness in hospitals is now available on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's website. This free, online resource pack aims to improve communication, build a safety-based culture and deliver better health outcomes for children and young people. It includes informative presentations and useful tools with worked examples in six areas: quality improvement; patient safety culture; structured communication; recognising deterioration; The 'huddle', and evaluation and spread. The pack has been developed as part of the final phase of the College's flagship quality ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health workers and charities unite to urge rethink on NHS bursaries
Health workers and charities got together today to warn the government that its plans to abolish NHS bursaries and introduce student loans for those studying to become health professionals in England risks reducing the supply of vital health workers, when they are needed more than ever. They warn that the plans are “a short-sighted attempt to solve a long-term and complicated problem. “Moreover,” they warn, because the plans have not been properly risk-assessed, “continuing with them as they currently stand would be nothing short of reckless”. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis joined repre...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care healthcare NHS NHS bursary NHS students nursing students save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

Diabetes: Children 'not getting recommended checks'
The UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has carried out an audit on paediatric diabetes care and concluded that only 25% of children with diabetes received all of their annual recommended checks, but that overall care was improving. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 3, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Majority of diabetic children fail to get health checks annually
Nearly three quarters of children with type 1 diabetes are not receiving vital annual health checks, says the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: carolynwickware Tags: Children ' s health Diabetes Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Concerns Remain Over Child Diabetes Health ChecksConcerns Remain Over Child Diabetes Health Checks
Almost three-quarters of 12-year-olds with diabetes in England and Wales are not receiving all their key annual health checks to help keep their condition under control, says a report published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Seven-day plan is unworkable, says royal college leader
The unresourced plan to expand seven-day services in the NHS has crushed morale in a service already ‘stretched beyond reason’, a royal college president has said. Royal College of Physicians of London president Jane Dacre told the BMA junior doctors conference that the policy was not workable with staff struggling to meet existing demand. Professor Dacre also told the conference that health policy — particularly during a time when resource was so scarce and demand so high — must be based on scientific evidence. It followed a week in which health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s analysis of the ‘...
Source: BMA News - May 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PM urged to end 'damaging' contract stand-off
The leaders of 13 royal colleges have urged prime minister David Cameron to end the ‘damaging’ junior doctors contract stand-off. The 'eleventh hour' call comes in a letter signed by the clinical leaders which says health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s refusal to return to negotiations, and the resulting impasse, ‘poses a significant threat to our whole healthcare system’. Junior doctors will set up pickets across the country on Tuesday, 26 April and Wednesday, 27 April — the fifth round of industrial action. Last week, the BMA offered to call off the strike if Mr Hunt lifted imposition of the ...
Source: BMA News - April 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Plea to shelve contract imposition
Medical royal college leaders have called for health secretary Jeremy Hunt to shelve his plan to impose the junior doctors’ contract. They have described the move as ‘ill-conceived’ and said they were dismayed at the impasse — with the health secretary refusing to return to talks. It comes after the BMA told Mr Hunt it would call off next week’s industrial action if he responded by dropping the imposition. College leaders have urged Mr Hunt to accept that offer, which Mr Hunt has so far rejected. Royal College of Psychiatrists president Simon Wessely said in a statement: ‘If, as a junior...
Source: BMA News - April 22, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Royal college leader condemns contract imposition
A royal college president has criticised health secretary Jeremy Hunt, pictured, over the ‘ill-conceived’ and ’non-negotiated’ junior doctors contract, and says staff ‘deserve to be valued’. After a meeting with Mr Hunt on Thursday, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Neena Modi, said she was ‘dismayed’ by the crisis in the NHS and believes the imposition of the junior doctors contract, in which doctors have no confidence, has alienated the very people on whom the ‘future of the NHS depends’. Professor Modi called for the health secreta...
Source: BMA News - April 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Air pollution 'kills 40,000 a year' in the UK, says report
What is the issue? "Air pollution is contributing to about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK," BBC News reports. The figures are the conclusion of a report assessing the impact of air pollution on public health in the UK. The report, published by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, discusses the lifelong impact of air pollution. It presents a number of recommendations to the public, businesses and governments to make changes and reduce air pollution. The expert panel states: "Real change will only occur when everyone accepts this responsibility, and ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Heart/lungs Cancer QA articles Source Type: news

What Are Risk Factors for Latex Allergy?
Discussion Latex comes from the Hevea brasiliensis plants. There are multiple potentially allergenic polypeptides within the plant’s fluid called Heb b 1-13. True sensitizers are Heb b 1, 5 and 6. Heb b 8 and 12 are cross-reacting proteins. The type of the latex product and how it is prepared makes a difference in exposure to the latex allergens. Certain extruded latex products such as catheters and rubber stoppers have higher concentrations of true sensitizer allergens. Products made from molds such as gloves have higher concentrations of potential allergens than latex made in sheets such as such as dental dams. Use...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New online diagnostic support tool set to transform children’s health
Paediatric Care Online, hosted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, may reduce child deaths by ensuring children receive the best possible treatment before they become too unwell, say child health experts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS intensive care for babies 'stretched to breaking point'
Nine out of 10 intensive care baby units home to more children than is safe, Bliss baby charity study finds as it warns of huge pressure on health service (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Care Quality Commission bliss intensive care baby charity Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health baby units nhs Source Type: news

Women doctors could bring the NHS to its knees, says Dr Max
Children’s wards face closure because so many paediatricians are now women and have gone on maternity leave or work part time, warns the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS children's units could close due to many female doctors on maternity leave
Three quarters of doctors training to be paediatricians are women, leading to a high proportion being on maternity leave, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS children's units under threat from rise in female doctors
The number of children's doctors who have reduced their hours to start a family is fuelling desperate shortages of paediatricians, a Royal College has warned (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: doctors RCPCH part time women babies royal college of paediatrics and child health paediatricians Source Type: news

Identifying clearer healthcare pathways for adolescents who self-harm -
This study looks at the attitudes of health practitioners toward young people, reflecting a growing concern about the mental wellbeing of children and young people ( Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2014 ) and the adequacy of child and adolesc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saving the lives of premature babies can actually prolong suffering, doctors warned 
New guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health also says seriously ill children should have a greater say in deciding whether they want to continue treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saving the lives of premature babies is not always kind and can actually prolong suffering, doctors warned 
New guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health also says seriously ill children should have a greater say in deciding whether they want to continue treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning over young diabetics' health
A "worryingly high" number of children with type-1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term health complications, including blindness, according to a new report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'Ban junk food adverts before 9pm' say two thirds of people
Nine out of 10 would also like to see better teaching about how to eat healthily in schools, according to research commissioned by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS children's services 'not fit for purpose'
The NHS’s failure to reconfigure children’s services, has left it with a model of care not fit for purpose, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 14, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

British girls are fattest in Europe as childhood obesity reaches an 'alarming' level
In a wide-ranging report, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), which represents doctors specialising in children and young people, issues a wake-up call to politicians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing academic becomes head of royal college
A leading nursing academic has become chief executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Child obesity 'needs to be tackled'
Obesity in children in Northern Ireland is on the rise and needs to be tackled, according to a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health survey. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents should spend more quality time with their children, says Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Tim Ubhi, a spokesman for RCPCH, says the parent/child relationship is being substituted or replaced by technology (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: writing children RCPCH quality time Dr Tim Ubhi Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health American Academy of Pediatrics paediatricians parents literacy reading Source Type: news

Parents should spend quality time with their children, says Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Tim Ubhi, a spokesman for RCPCH, says the parent/child relationship is being substituted or replaced by technology (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: writing children RCPCH quality time Dr Tim Ubhi Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health American Academy of Pediatrics paediatricians parents literacy reading Source Type: news

Call for changes to infant organ donation guidelines
Conclusion This study from Great Ormond Street Hospital has found that over half of the infants who died were potential infant organ donors. It is important to note that this is likely to be an overestimate as not all the information needed to assess whether an infant could be a donor was available, and the number of families who might have consented is impossible to know. For some of these infants to become donors, guidelines would need to be changed and for all of them, systems would need to be put in place to facilitate transplantation after an infant’s heart stopped beating. A new source of potential donation or...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Elizabeth Newson obituary
Developmental psychologist who made important advances in autism researchThe developmental psychologist Elizabeth Newson, who has died aged 84, challenged the orthodoxy of her profession by emphasising the importance of observing children at play and of involving parents in assessments of their behaviour. She eschewed standardised assessments in favour of watching children at play, while simultaneously carrying out interviews with the parents – whom she saw as part of the assessment team. Her methods, which stemmed from her passionate belief in the value of parental partnership and a holistic approach to diagnosis an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Phil Christie Tags: Psychology theguardian.com People in science Children Obituaries University of Nottingham Health Autism Education Source Type: news

NIHR Themed Call: Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has issued a call for evaluative research for long-term conditions in children and young people. The research should aim to provide the evidence base to improve the health outcomes for children and young people that result from long-term conditions. The following NIHR managed research programmes will be participating: Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Public Health Research (PHR...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Martin Barratt obituary
Paediatric nephrologist whose research led to the improved treatment of common childhood kidney diseasesMartin Barratt, who has died aged 77 from a progressive form of muscular dystrophy, was professor of paediatric nephrology at the Institute of Child Health, London, and consultant nephrologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He was one of the first to establish a specialist service for children with kidney diseases in Britain, developing a model of interdisciplinary care that was later adopted by many other centres throughout the world. His research led to improved understanding and treatment of many common...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Michael Levin Tags: theguardian.com Children Obituaries Medical research Hospitals NHS Science Source Type: news

Outcomes of care for children and young people with diabetes is improving, yet overall diabetes control remains poor in 1 in 4, UK
Despite improvements in care for children and young people with diabetes, outcomes related to future health risk in over 25% remains 'unacceptable,' according to a new report published December 16th 2013 by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) covering the period 1st April, 2011 to 31st March 2012, measures the prevalence of diabetes in children and young people, and assesses whether the seven key care indicators recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are met. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

What Causes Acute Urticaria?
Discussion Urticaria or hives is a systemic disease with cutaneous results. An agent triggers a histamine reaction with cutaneous pruritic lesions being the result. Urticaria usually has intact, erythematous lesions with a papular component that is usually paler in color. Lesions are of various sizes and wax and wane. The lesions may coalesce and blanch with pressure. Scratches and excoriations may be seen. Bullae can be seen in certain circumstances. Evaluation for systemic reaction is important such as hoarseness, stridor, wheezing, difficulty breathing, arrhythmias, difficulty swallowing or tingling. Acute urticaria is...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Leading children's charities unite to raise concerns over threat to child mortality data, UK
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, alongside leading charities including the NSPCC, NCB and the Lullaby Trust are voicing their concerns at the possibility that key data on child mortality may no longer be published. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) consultation on statistical products closes on October 31st, and includes proposals to stop publishing data including the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, unexplained infant deaths and deaths from injuries and suicide... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

New national action plans set to improve chances for children with severe allergic reactions, UK
New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. The plans, released by the Paediatric Allergy Group of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), allow health professionals to provide clear instructions on the first aid management of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Free vitamins for all under-fives advised by chief medical officer
Dame Sally Davies says rise in rickets points to need for vitamin handouts to curb illnesses linked to vitamin D deficiencyAll under-fives may be offered free vitamins on the NHS in an effort to curb the rising tide of illness, such as rickets, linked to them getting too little vitamin D.Dame Sally Davies, the government's chief medical officer, wants ministers to consider extending the offer from low-income families to all children under the age of five.She has asked the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to investigate whether giving all children in that age group vitamins A, C and D, in the form of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Children News Health Society The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) UK news NHS Public finance Poverty Science Source Type: news

Two thirds of children who die have a chronic condition, reveals UK's largest study of child mortality
Efforts to prevent deaths in children must focus on improving the quality of care for children with chronic conditions and their families - that's according to a major new study into child mortality launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The study is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and it is part of the Clinical Outcome Review Programme: Child Health Reviews - UK (CHR-UK) project. It uses death registration data for UK children between January 1980 and December 2010... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news