Parents of children in need of treatment for minor illnesses can now book an appointment directly with a dedicated Paediatric Nurse Practitioner.
The role is part of Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service (CAONS) which is provided by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. It was newly established in September 2016.
The service aims to provide clinical assessment, diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan, and to reduce pressure on GPs, urgent care and hospital services.
As of April 1 2017, Lancashire Care will work in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council and other voluntary sector providers to deliver the new, fully integrated, Healthy Child Programme.
Following a competitive tendering process, the new programme will build on previous achievements in the borough by bringing together health visiting, school nursing, specialist infant feeding and other third sector services to provide a consolidated public health service for children aged 0-19 years.
Case report. Gastrointestinal dysmotility is common in children and young people with neurodisabling conditions. In this article we seek to highlight the increasing difficulties faced by paediatricians in managing intestinal failure in this patient group. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
Evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ‘Families for Health V2′ (FFH) compared with usual care (UC) in the West Midlands. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
As a paediatrician, you follow a number of children with chronic health conditions in your practice. You provide them with a variety of therapies and would like to know whether your treatments are having an impact, in particular whether there has been a change in the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQOL). HRQOL measures have the potential to augment the information that clinicians have available, to enhance their clinical decisions and assess the impact of a chronic health condition on a child's life. How should you try to capture this information? To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
Editorial. Wahid et al1 describe a boy with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and severe learning difficulties who developed major gastrointestinal problems leading to an extended period of parenteral nutrition (PN) as an inpatient. ....... An important aspect of this case is that after a very long and difficult illness (and against all expectations), gastrointestinal function improved to the extent that weaning from PN was possible. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
As part of its inquiry into fostering the Education Committee examines Ofsted's recently published figures, which show the reported number of applications by potential foster carers has fallen by a third and that only one in three local authority providers are rated as 'good' or 'outstanding'.
More than 700 parents took part in a survey that found 75% of children use a touchscreen on a daily basis. A link between levels of use and a reduction in daily sleep was found; however this one-off assessment does not prove that one thing has caused the other.
Many other environmental influences may be involved. Also, despite some of the more worrying headlines, such as The Daily Telegraph's "Ipads could hinder babies' sleep and brain development," the researchers did not look at the effect on developmental milestones. This is an area certainly worth researching, given the rise of "touchscreen toddlers".
ChatHealth is a safe and secure text messaging service that helps young people get in touch with healthcare professionals.
First developed by school nurses at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), ChatHealth supports greater efficiencies within adolescent community nursing teams, with individual nurses able to provide for a greater number of service users.
To summarize the best evidence of interventions for increasing physical activity in children with physical disabilities. Please contact the library to request a copy of this article - http://bit.ly/1Xyazai
The number of children and young people (CYP) living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions is rising. Paediatric palliative care is a relatively new aspect of healthcare, the delivery of which is variable, with a wide range of healthcare and voluntary sector providers involved. Policy recommendations are for Specialist Paediatric Palliative Care (SPPC) services to be supported by a physician with specialist training. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
Results: Our findings showed that four children engaged in solitary play, where all but one showed signs of moving towards parallel play. Six children demonstrated parallel play during all workshops. The remainder of the children had mixed play types play (solitary, parallel and/or co-operative) throughout the robotics workshops. We observed more parallel and co-operative, and less solitary play as the programme progressed. Ten different children displayed co-operative behaviours throughout the workshops. The interviews highlighted how staff supported children’s engagement in the programme. Meanwhile, parents reported on their child’s development of play skills. You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please be clear which article you are requesting.
PHE campaign aims to improve breastfeeding rates as around half the region’s mums don’t breastfeed 6-8 weeks after birth. Public Health England (PHE) has launched the Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend (BFF), an interactive chatbot tool to help guide new mums through their first weeks of breastfeeding.
Almost three-quarters of women start breastfeeding when their child is born, but this drops to 44% within 6 to 8 weeks. However, evidence shows the right support helps mums to breastfeed for longer. Public Health England (PHE) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months.
From April, parents of the 136,000 babies born across London each year will be able to record and manage information about their child’s health and development online. The NHS in England has today announced a digital version of the Redbook will be rolled out across London, answering calls from parents who often lose information when Redbooks are misplaced.