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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Limb pain in children

Limb pain in children

Causes of 'growing pains' or limb pain in children, including juvenile idiopathic...

Diabetes in young people: NICE guidance

Diabetes in young people: NICE guidance

What's new in the latest NICE guidelines on diabetes in children and young adults...

Feeding problems in infants

Feeding problems in infants

How to manage common feeding problems.

Assessing faints and funny turns in children

Assessing faints and funny turns in children
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An overview of non-epileptic paroxysmal events, such as breath holding and syncope,...

Case study: Type 1 diabetes in a child

Case study: Type 1 diabetes in a child

An apparently minor illness had a serious cause.

Assessing fever in children

Assessing fever in children
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GPs must distinguish benign and life-threatening conditions rapidly.

GPs urged to drive up pertussis vaccine coverage as infant deaths confirmed

GPs urged to drive up pertussis vaccine coverage as infant deaths confirmed
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GPs should aim to vaccinate more pregnant women against pertussis to protect newborns,...

Children with long-term illness 'need named GPs and longer appointments'

Children with long-term illness 'need named GPs and longer appointments'

Children diagnosed with a long-term condition should have longer appointments and...

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

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