Guidance

Assessment and Management of Paediatric Respiratory Presentations

This recording promotes excellence in paediatric care in the community. It is aimed at GPs, GP trainees, Advanced Practitioners (including Paramedics, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists) and anybody in a role that involves the assessment of and clinical decision making around the care of children in primary care.

Our Guest speaker Dr David James, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, will cover the latest guidance around managing these cases, and discussed how remote consultation fits into this.

This session will cover the assessment and management of common respiratory paediatric presentations including:

  • Wheezing
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Croup
  • Asthma
  • Hot coughing child

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Call to GP Practices to get Onboard Wessex Healthier Together

The Wessex Healthier Together website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that children are likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

Sanjay Patel, Paediatrics Infectious Diseases Consultant at Southampton Children’s hospital who leads the Healthier Together programme, joins us to discuss the resources available in further detail to help change parental help seeking behaviour

The Healthier Together app aims to change the health-seeking behaviour of parents by providing them with the tools to evaluate the severity of their child’s illness when they are poorly.

Only by your practice formally onboarding will your patients have full access to the functionality of the app. We encourage practices to get onboard before the rise in winter respiratory viruses.

If you have any queries or require further support to onboard, please contact ahmadc@cenigma.net

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Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcus Infections

Dr Andy Purbrick, Joint Chief Executive of Wessex LMCs, discusses the December 2022 Group A Streptococcal situation with Dr Sanjay Patel, paediatric infectious diseases & immunology Consultant at Southampton Childrens’ Hospital.

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Group A Streptococcus Infections – Where are we now?

Dr Sanjay Patel, paediatric infectious diseases & immunology Consultant at Southampton Childrens’ Hospital, joins Dr Will Howard, Medical Director at Wessex LMCs to give us an update on the current situation with the Group A Strep outbreak (January 2023).

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Improving the quality of care for pregnant women, children and young people in Wessex

Wessex LMCs is joined by Dr Sanjay Patel (Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at University Hospitals Southampton), Dr Olie Morris (GP and Primary Care lead for Healthier Together) and Dr Tim Cooper (GP and Hants IOW ICB Deputy Chief Medical Officer leading on Primary and Local Care) in this podcast about Wessex Healthier Together.

We discuss how the website and app were used during the outbreak, and also the latest developments, including how the App is used to support ante-natal services now, suggesting new parents/carers/guardians are likely to be far more likely to turn to the App and website in the future. There are opportunities here for GP Practices to embed the normal use of such a service for patients, allowing the service to filter demand in the future.

If you would like to on-board your Practice with Wessex Healthier Together, please contact Ahmad Chughtai at ahmadc@cenigma.net

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Paediatric Egg Allergy in Primary Care

Wessex LMCs Medical Director Dr Edd Rendell, and Nurse Advisor Zoe Tobin, talk to Cherry Alvian, Paediatric Allergy GRID registrar at University Hospital Southampton about Egg allergy in children, including –

  • New guidance around the management of mild cases of paediatric egg allergy in primary care
  • Guidance and considerations around vaccinating children with a confirmed egg allergy
  • Signposting to relevant sources of support and guidance for both health care professionals and parents of Egg allergic children.

Further resources mentioned in the podcast can be located here – Egg Allergy in Children – Primary Care Guidance (what0-18.nhs.uk)

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Paediatrics: Antibiotics in Children

This session on antibiotic prescribing in children is a collaboration between Wessex Healthier Together/Paediatric Innovation Education and Research Network and Wessex LMCs.

Contents:

  • Impact of the COVID-pandemic on paediatric urgent care activity
  • RSV / bronchiolitis predictions
  • Antibiotic prescribing in children – current trends
  • Why to clinicians prescribe Abs
  • Why do parents seek a healthcare consultation
  • SCAN Ab prescribing guidelines – children
  • Promoting parental confidence / self-care: delivering consistent messages across the urgent care pathway

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.

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Paediatrics: Asthma/Bronchiolitis 

This session on paediatric asthma & bronchiolitis is a collaboration between Wessex Healthier Together/Paediatric Innovation Education and Research Network and Wessex LMCs.

Content:

  • Explore current challenges around acute paediatric respiratory presentations
  • Develop understanding of presenting features, investigations and treatments of:
    • Bronchiolitis
    • Viral Induced Wheeze
    • Croup

It will cover the latest guidance around managing these cases and discussion about how remote consultation fits in to this.

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.

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Paediatrics: Eating Disorders

This session on eating disorders in children and young people is a collaboration between Wessex Healthier Together/Paediatric Innovation Education and Research Network and Wessex LMCs.

It covers all different age groups of young people and tips in assessing them in that first consultation confidently. Clinicians will learn how to pick out the cases to be worried about and management approaches.

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.

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Paediatrics: Fever in Children

This session on fever in children is a collaboration between Wessex Healthier Together/Paediatric Innovation Education and Research Network and Wessex LMCs.

With a surge in the number of children presenting with fever, we need to be able to pick out the sick ones. Test your assessment skills with a range of cases and accompanying discussion.

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.

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Paediatrics: Mental Health

This session on is a collaboration between Wessex Healthier Together/Paediatric Innovation Education and Research Network and Wessex LMCs.

We are aware of a tsunami of mental health in our whole population but particularly in young people. This session will cover common mental health problems, how to safely and confidently assess and first responses that work in that consultation.

We will also look at how to meet your teens where they are. Covering all kinds of anxiety from OCD to social anxiety and generalised anxiety and low mood. What kind of questions to ask and what to look for – how to decide if just signposting or if they reach the CAMHS threshold. Cognisant of our limits with our 10 minute consultation times. We will share approaches and resources that work.

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.

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Paediatrics: Rashes

This session on rashes in children is a collaboration between Wessex Healthier Together/Paediatric Innovation Education and Research Network and Wessex LMCs.

We all feel like we haven’t seen every rash. Enjoy a refresh of some spot diagnoses and a discussion of some of the causes and management. From the common, to the rare and of course the ones not to miss!

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.

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Patient Safety – A Focus on Children and Teenagers

Dr Chrissy Boardman, CAMHS Doctor, talks to Dr Sarah Kay- GP Clinical Lead for Patient Safety at NHS Dorset about prevention of child and teenager suicides.

They discuss how to risk stratify presentations of self-harm, including the importance of establishing history of autism, eating disorder, or gender dysphoria or recent bereavement that may increase your index of concern. Resources to signpost patients and parents to as a practical way of supporting families are also highlighted.

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Tips, Tools and Templates for Remote Paediatric Consulting

Dr Camilla Janssen, Dr Oliver Morris and Consultant David James discuss tips, tools and templates available on the Healthier Together website to assist with Paediatric consultations.

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Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023