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Children managed by GP could be removed from shielding list, suggests college

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has recommended that children and young people whose condition is being managed in primary care can probably be removed from the Covid-19 shielding patient list.

Researchers confirm link between Covid-19 and rare childhood illness

A UK-led study has confirmed that a rare inflammatory condition in children exists as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19), and is distinct from Kawasaki disease, of which it bears similar characteristics.

Case definition: Inflammatory syndrome in children linked to Covid-19

Guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 

GPs alerted to ‘coronavirus-related’ condition emerging in children

GPs have received a 'significant alert' amid concerns that the coronavirus (Covid-19) may cause a 'multisystem inflammatory state' in children.

Three in four GPs believe child vaccination should be compulsory

Three quarters of GPs believe it should become compulsory for children to be vaccinated against preventable diseases before they begin school, new research has found.

GPs should evaluate illness in children ‘in the normal way’, says NHS England

NHS England says it has noticed an 'increase in delayed presentations' of children who have 'life threatening illness' since the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

GPs should not examine children’s throats ‘unless absolutely necessary’

GPs and other doctors should not examine children’s throats unless it is ‘essential’, due to the risk of transmission of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said.

GPs ‘should be supported to record more adverse childhood events’

GPs are being prompted to more efficiently record adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), due to their correlation to negative outcomes later in life.