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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Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis
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Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis

The management of pertussis (whooping cough) including making the diagnosis, suitable...

Paediatric problems: illustrated

Paediatric problems: illustrated

Presentations of haemangioma, atopic eczema, rhabdomyosarcoma and precocious puberty.

Cyclical vomiting syndrome: diagnosis and management

Cyclical vomiting syndrome: diagnosis and management

Cyclical vomiting syndrome is characterised by episodes of sudden onset nausea and...

Facial ulcers in children

Facial ulcers in children

The most common causes of facial ulcers in children, including how to distinguish...

Managing epistaxis in children

Managing epistaxis in children

The causes, assessment and management of nasal bleeding in children.

Management of acute cough in children

Management of acute cough in children

A practical guide to the common causes of childhood cough and management of symptoms,...

GP meningitis vaccine drive reaches just one in three patients
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GP meningitis vaccine drive reaches just one in three patients

Just one in three eligible patients took up the offer of a MenACWY jab in a GP meningitis...

Atopic eczema in children

Atopic eczema in children

Diagnosis and management options for atopic eczema in children.

CSA troubleshooting: 3 - Paediatric consultations

CSA troubleshooting: 3 - Paediatric consultations

Part three of this series explains how to consult with children in the CSA exam....

Childhood food allergy and intolerance

Childhood food allergy and intolerance

Symptoms and signs of food allergy, when to consider excluding foods from a child's...

Social phobia in children and young people
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Social phobia in children and young people

The diagnostic criteria for social phobia in children and young people, plus causes,...

Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)

Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)

Symptoms, diagnosis and management of dyspraxia, including how to help patients find...

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