8 Care of Children and Young People

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 8, Care of Children and Young People, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

GPs have an important role in the care of children and young people. Most care for children and young people is delivered outside the hospital setting, and there is good evidence that providing care in primary care delivers improved outcomes in the health of children and young people.

The experiences of children and young people in early life – and even before birth – have a crucial impact on their life chances. Promoting health in children and young people can be included in all contacts with a child, a young person and their family, and should be targeted particularly at the vulnerable and socially excluded. 

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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GPs told to 'coach' parents on healthy behaviour to prevent child abuse

GPs told to 'coach' parents on healthy behaviour to prevent child abuse

GPs should 'coach' parents on healthy behaviour, including how to drink alcohol responsibly,...

GPs urged to warn parents about risk of sudden infant death syndrome

GPs urged to warn parents about risk of sudden infant death syndrome

GPs and other health professionals should inform parents and carers that sleeping...

BMI test 'missing a quarter of obese children'

BMI test 'missing a quarter of obese children'

A quarter of obese children at risk of long-term health problems are being missed...

Ban on GP access to hospital tests hampering early diagnosis, GPs warn

Ban on GP access to hospital tests hampering early diagnosis, GPs warn

The lack of GP direct access to hospital-based diagnostic tests is blocking early...

Case study: A case of recurrent abdominal pain in an eight-year-old boy

Case study: A case of recurrent abdominal pain in an eight-year-old boy

Dr Samar Razaq discusses the key points and when to refer in recurrent abdominal...

Case study: Hayfever in an adolescent

Case study: Hayfever in an adolescent

Dr Ravi Ramanathan discusses hayfever in an adolescent with a family history of atopy.

Scarlet fever cases fall but GPs urged to remain vigilant

Scarlet fever cases fall but GPs urged to remain vigilant

New cases of scarlet fever fell last week as the outbreak across the UK begins to...

Newborns to be screened for four new genetic disorders

Newborns to be screened for four new genetic disorders

Newborn babies will be screened by the NHS for four more genetic disorders following...

Scarlet fever outbreak: GPs sent template letters to alert colleagues

Scarlet fever outbreak: GPs sent template letters to alert colleagues

Cases of scarlet fever soared again in the first week of April, latest figures show,...

Practice dilemma - A 14-year-old requests termination of pregnancy

Practice dilemma - A 14-year-old requests termination of pregnancy

Competency and consent are issues raised by a girl's abortion request.

Red flag symptoms: Vomiting in children, assessment and possible causes

Red flag symptoms: Vomiting in children, assessment and possible causes

Identify potentially life-threatening conditions. Vomiting is a common symptom in...

Breastfeeding cuts adult heart disease risk, study suggests

Breastfeeding cuts adult heart disease risk, study suggests

Breastfeeding may greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease well into adulthood,...

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