This page aims to bring together some useful local and national guidelines and clinical pathways for Health Professionals. Please click on the links below to open up a new window. We aim to keep the links and information up to date but recognise that they can change. On our left hand menu column you will also find links to additional Safeguarding children information, NHS Choices Map of Medicine site of clinical pathways, Spotting the sick child educational material and the Hands on Scotland toolkit which is useful for anyone working with children and young adults with emotional and mental health issues
New Paediatric Assessment tools for children
We have developed a number of new children's assessment tools in conjunction with the NHS Institute. These are to be used in the setting both in the hospital and out of hospital by non-paediatric practitioners. They are for common childhood problems such as fever, bronchiolitis and gastroenteritis and adopt a common sense traffic light green, amber , red classification for management and advice for when to refer. Please click on the links below to see.
Here are some guidelines we use at West Suffolk Hospital for a range of medical conditions. This list is in the process of being updated but currently includes guidelines for gastroenteritis, vitamins in preterm neonates, diary intolerance , bronchiolitis and antibiotics in children. Shared care paediatric oncology and haemotology guidelines can also be accessed by clicking this link - West Suffolk Hospital Paediatric Guidelines
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Addenbrookes Children's Services Guidelines
Addenbrooke's Hospital is our nearest tertiary paediatric unit with a level 3 neonatal unit, paediatric intensive care along with tertiary paediatric medical and surgical specialities. Click on the links below to access some of their clinical guidelines
Please click on this link to see the new Suffolk Safeguarding Children's Board website with information for children and young people as well as for carers and health professionals. This site gives information on who to contact if you have any concerns for the welfare of any child or young adult.
The National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence is an independant organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health , preventing and treating ill health. It has published guidance based on the best evidence on a wide variety of topics including paediatrics. Please click on the NICE link above to find the complete list of guidance topics. Or try clicking on some of the links below to open up directly some common guidance topics
Other published topics include chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and eating disorders. Topics currently in development include antibiotics for neonatal infections, autism, conduct disorder, food allergy, nocturnal enuresis, schizophrenia, sedation in children and spasticity