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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Primary school flu vaccine rollout could cut GP workload

Primary school flu vaccine rollout could cut GP workload
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GPs could see fewer incidences of patients with influenza-like symptoms as the national...

Exclusive: Three quarters of GPs back HPV jabs for boys

Exclusive: Three quarters of GPs back HPV jabs for boys
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Three out of four GPs believe the HPV vaccination programme should be extended to...

GPs should send obese children and parents on weight-loss courses, says NICE

GPs should send obese children and parents on weight-loss courses, says NICE
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GPs should encourage parents regardless of their weight to attend weight management...

Clinical Review: Obsessive compulsive disorder in children

Clinical Review: Obsessive compulsive disorder in children

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder

Expanded newborn blood spot screening

Expanded newborn blood spot screening

Professor Jim Bonham and Dr David Elliman discuss the outcome of the pilot programme...

GPs urged to vaccinate more toddlers against flu as uptake drops

GPs urged to vaccinate more toddlers against flu as uptake drops

GPs have been urged to vaccinate more toddlers against flu in a renewed call from...

Extra GP obesity training needed to combat child health risks, says RCGP

Extra GP obesity training needed to combat child health risks, says RCGP
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Urgent action is needed to prevent obesity 'destroying' the health of a generation...

Meningitis vaccine errors prompt LMC warning over safety alerts

Meningitis vaccine errors prompt LMC warning over safety alerts

LMC leaders have warned practices they must have systems in place to respond to safety...

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...

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