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COVID19: Reset Restore Recover

The International Paediatric Association published recommendations for all member paediatric societies to address children's health and healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. It calls on all primary care and hospital resources for children and young people to be maintained during the crisis and ensure ongoing child and adolescant health concerns are prioritised.

COVID19: King's Health Partners Clinical Fora

The “How I Manage COVID-19 Patients – Meet the Expert” Series

King's Health Partners have launched a virtual clinical fora series to provide an opportunity for the medical community to share clinical experience regarding COVID-19 across the globe.

Events occur every Tuesday at 1pm BST.

The May-August 2020 schedule features the following:

COVID19: QI From the Frontline 30th April, 2020

An RCPCH data collection platform for clinical leads to share information on the impact of COVID-19 on local child health services is currently looking at service capacity, staffing, personal protective equipment, testing availability and child health outcomes. Examples of innovation from the real-world data collated so far include:

COVID19: The Science of Improvement

The Science of Improvement is an applied science that aims to understand what changes in which contexts produce improvements. It draws on clinical science, systems theory, human factors theory, psychology, ergonomics and statistics to apply innovation and rapid-cycle testing on the frontline. 

The methodology is founded in the work of W. Edwards Deming with subsequent creation of the Model for Improvement by Associates for Process Improvement and Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles for small tests of change.

COVID19: QI From the Frontline 22nd April, 2020

The Paediatrics Hub

Paediatric COVID-19 hubs have allowed regions to check staffing levels on a daily basis across the local medical, nursing and allied health professionals workforce. Acute hospital Trusts are also collaborating with their community nursing teams to deliver care out of hospital and to build staffing capability and capacity across paediatrics at a regional level.

The hubs also oversee local reconfiguration activity through a number of ways: