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PCO UK is the UK's only clinical decision-support tool on child health and safeguarding - available anytime, anywhere on desktop, tablet and smartphone devices.

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Key Practice Points

Comprehensive guides covering common signs, symptoms and critical care situations.

New topics added throughout the year: find out more about our editorial process and view the full list here

All Topics

Guideline Directory

Searchable by paediatric conditions and keywords, the Guideline Directory contains quick links to national clinical guidelines.

All guidelines are either developed by NICE or SIGN or endorsed by RCPCH.

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Child Protection Companion

The RCPCH Child Protection Companion (CPC) is your resource on child protection and safeguarding. It covers all forms of abuse and the spectrum of medical and social involvement: from examination, to identification, to referral, to court.

All chapters

BNF for Children

Essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply and administer medicines.

To help make medicines safer for children you should report suspected adverse drug reactions to the Yellow Card Scheme

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Green Book

The latest information for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK.

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Latest updates

PCO UK's first webinar posted : 27/07/19 We are excited to announce that this month PCO UK hosted its first live webinar, covering UTI in children & young people...
BNFc changes posted : 11/07/19 Monthly updates are provided online via PCO UK's BNFc lookup tool...
Undetected button / coin cell battery ingestion in children posted : 11/07/19 In a recent investigation led by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), on undetected button battery ingestion in children, a safety recommendation has been made to the RCPCH...
Important updates to RCPCH Child Protection Companion posted : 19/06/19 Updates made to chapters 6, 9, 10 and 11 of the RCPCH Child Protection Companion...
New and updated guidelines added to Guideline Directory posted : 30/05/19 The Guideline Directory has been updated with the latest evidence-based guidelines covering infant, children and young people's health...
Important updates to RCPCH Child Protection Companion posted : 15/05/19 Updates made to to Chapter 10 (Child Sexual Abuse) and Chapter 11 (Neglect) of the RCPCH Child Protection Companion...
New blog now available posted : 25/04/19 New PCO UK editorial blog is now available...
Key Practice Point topics updated posted : 25/03/19 We are pleased to announce the update of 34 KPP topics, which are now available on the app and website...
UK-WHO Growth Charts added posted : 27/11/18 As of today you can now access and download the UK-WHO Growth Charts...
New Key Practice Point topics published posted : 24/10/18 We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2018 Key Practice Point (KPP) topics...
Self-accreditation for CPD through use of PCO UK posted : 11/10/18 We are pleased to announce that after discussions with the RCPCH Education & Professional Development team we have been granted use...
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