Latest paediatrics news
Government public health advisors are to consider introducing a hepatitis B vaccine into the routine infant immunisation schedule, to bring it in line with World Health Organization recommendations.
The Government has set up a taskforce to review community child and mental health services, after an NHS England review concluded that children were being sent to specialist inpatient services inappropriately.
GPs are ‘ideally placed’ to spot the warning signs of child maltreatment and work with families to stop them getting worse, an RCGP report has said.
GPs should consider pertussis as a cause of persistent cough even in children who have been immunised, suggests a study that has found a fifth of school-age children presenting to the GP with persistent cough may be infected.Analysis: ‘GPs must remain on their guard about whooping cough’
Exclusive CCGs are making cuts to the funding of child and adolescent mental health services, despite concerns from GPs that services are already overstretched, a Pulse investigation has revealed.Analysis: Child mental health cuts to pile pressure on GPsComments (4)
GP practices in some areas are being warned they may have inadvertently used the wrong meningitis C vaccine as part of the revised infant vaccination schedule, Pulse has learned.
GPs in England are being tasked with vaccinating newborn babies who may be at high risk of contracting hepatitis B against the disease, under a new programme starting this year.
Researchers have concluded that there is no ‘highly convincing’ evidence that vitamin D supplementation improves outcomes after conducting an analysis of the evidence.
GPs should offer a small, advance supply of emergency contraception to young women relying on condoms or the pill, according to new NICE guidance aimed at reducing unwanted pregnancies in the under-25s.
The RCGP is launching a GP-focused learning module on mental health in children and young people, in conjunction with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.