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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Self-harm in children and young people
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Self-harm in children and young people

How to recognise the signs and symptoms of self-harm in young people and the common...

Managing cows' milk allergy in primary care

Managing cows' milk allergy in primary care

Dr Joanne Walsh highlights the challenges of diagnosing cows' milk protein allergy...

GP dilemma: Child malnutrition

GP dilemma: Child malnutrition

How do I deal with parents who I think may not be feeding their child properly?

Emotional distress in children and young people

Emotional distress in children and young people

How to recognise emotional distress in children and young people and when to refer...

Fever in children - red flag symptoms

Fever in children - red flag symptoms

Red flag symptoms to look out for in a child presenting with pyrexia of unknown origin....

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Advice on helping parents to manage feeding difficulties, excluding medical problems...

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Infectious causes of erythematous rashes in children and important differential diagnoses.

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.

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