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COVID19: Data and Evidence

The RCPCH has launched a designated research and surveillance hub to provide paediatricians, paediatric healthcare workers, providers and policy makers with up-to-date evidence about the impact of COVID-19 on neonates, children and young people.

The online area comprises: 

COVID19: Workforce Wellbeing

Updated RCPCH guidance on planning paediatric staffing and rotas during the COVID-19 response was recently published here.

It calls on the child health community to link up across all services used by children and young people to maintain as much paediatric care on as many sites as safely as possible and ensure there are no unintended consequences of this crisis. The key principles of the guidance are:

COVID19: High Reliability in Healthcare

A recent webinar hosted by the International Society for Quality In Health Care shared the frontline experiences of Seattle Children's Hospital in the United States.

The organisation's response to COVID-19 was outlined in areas including:​

COVID19: Children and Young People's Voice

As teams rapidly adapt to meet the challenge of COVID-19, children and young people's voice should remain at the heart of service development in paediatrics and child health. 

The RCPCH &Us Team provides engagement resources created with and for children, young people and their families:

COVID19: Spotlight on Paediatric Ambulatory Care

Interest in a virtual hospital care model is increasing as acute trusts manage the pressures of COVID-19 and ensure care for children and young people remains safe, timely, equitable, effective, efficient and child and family centred.

The Ambulatory Care Experience (ACE) service established by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was originally published on QI Central in April 2019.

The ACE project aims were: