Topic of the month: Community Paediatrics
Across London, paediatric trainees and trainers are focusing on Community Paediatrics. Here are some ideas to think about.
Community Child Health is the care of children outside hospital. Community paediatricians see children as outpatients for a variety of reasons and their patients can include children with long-term disability (eg cerebral palsy, learning disability), children with mental health issues (eg autism and ADHD), children protection cases, and children in care. They also take responsibility for advising on the health of communities.
Curriculum: The RCPCH Community Child Health curriculum can be found by clicking on link below:
Courses and resources:
▪ Community Paediatrics RSM day, Tuesday 8th November
▪ Core Topics in Community Paediatrics Winter Symposium, at the North Middlesex University Hospital on Wednesday 7th December (www.thepaediatriccommunity.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
▪ RCPCH pages that outline all the child protection courses/educational resources that are available (http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/safeguarding). This includes the:
✓ Child Protection: Recognition, Response and Record (CPRR) one day course aimed at ST1-ST3 trainees
✓ Child Protection In Practice (CPIP) online modules is aimed at ST5-6 trainees
▪ E-Learning for healthcare has online modules on safeguarding and the healthy child which focuses on health promotion and development.