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New Resource added for Healthcare Professionals - Meningitis Research Foundation eTool

posted : 08/01/18

We are pleased to announce that the Meningitis Research Foundation eTool has been endorsed by the RCPCH and added as a Resource on PCO UK.

This eTool was developed by the Meningitis Research Foundation in collaboration with the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the study investigators at St George's and an expert at St Mary's. It is designed to help clinicians improve their assessment and management of young infants who present with possible bacterial meningitis.

For more information on this eTool, please visit our Resources for Healthcare Professionals page.



New guidelines added to our Guideline Directory (Dec 2017)

posted : 14/12/17

Don't miss out on the latest guideline updates from NICE and RCOG! Searchable by paediatric conditions, specialty areas and keywords, the Guideline Directory contains quick links to national clinical guidelines.

Guidelines added recently include 

Our Guideline Directory now contains over 170 paediatric guideline. View the full list.

If you have a guideline that you would like to be included, please contact us. Please note that all guidelines need to be developed in accordance with the Setting Standards for Development of Clinical Guidelines in Paediatrics and Child Health (PDF).



New Resource added for Healthcare Professionals and Families - Societi

posted : 29/11/17

We are pleased to announce that Societi, The UK Foundation for Kawasaki Disease, has been added as a Resource on PCO UK.

Established in 2015 Societi are a policy shaping and influencing organisation which work to raise awareness of Kawasaki Disease - the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children - and provide information for clinicians and families.

For more information on Societi, please visit our Resources for Healthcare Professionals and Resources for Families pages.



Key Practice Point on Fever endorsed by NICE

posted : 02/08/17

As the Key Practice Points on Paediatric Care Online (PCO UK) continue to develop, it has been announced that our Fever (Pyrexia) KPP has now been endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The endorsement recognises that the KPP supports implementation of the recommendations in the NICE Fever in under 5s clinical guideline (CG160).

The PCO UK team plan to continue this endorsement process, demonstrating the high-quality of information available in the wide range of KPPs.

For more information on how we develop our Key Practice Points, please visit our About page.


Ten new Key Practice Points published

posted : 24/05/17

We are pleased to announce that based on user feedback, our expert editorial team have developed 10 new Key Practice Point (KPP) Topics that have launched at the end of May.

We worked with over 35 clinicians (including Paediatricians, GPs, Health Visitors, Nurses and paediatric trainees) as well as 12 paediatric specialty groups to produce the new set of KPP topics in line with our robust editorial process

The new KPPs help to address the ongoing need for concise, easy-to-use decision support tools to assist healthcare professionals with diagnosis and treatment management at the point of care.


Download our new mobile app today!

posted : 23/05/17

To respond to user demand, the PCO UK app has been created to provide all users with quick and easy access to this powerful resource whether online or offline, from your tablet or mobile phone.

The app makes it even easier to access the decision support information you need, when you need it, and includes access to Key Practice Points, the Green Book and the Child Protection Companion.

The app has been optimised for use on both Apple and Android devices, and is available to download from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

For more information on how to download the app, visit our information page


PCO UK is now on Twitter!

posted : 21/05/17

Follow us on @pco_uk and come and say hello!

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