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Patient Safety Alert

 Risk of severe harm and death from infusing total parenteral nutrition too rapidly in babies

For full details please download Safety Alert Document Produced by the BSPGHAN Working Group

 

 

New standards aim to reduce variations in care and improve the health outcomes and quality of care for infants, children and young people with gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional disorders.

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Summary

The RCPCH has partnered with the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) to develop new standards for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The purpose of the quality standards is to reduce variation in care, ensuring equitable services are available for all infants, children and young people and to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for children with gastroenterology, liver or intestinal disorders throughout the UK.

The nine standards have been built around the requirement for the full portfolio of specialist gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition services to be provided within clinical networks.

Future vision for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition

  • Improving clinical outcomes and reducing variation in care will be best progressed and facilitated by services being commissioned, planned, delivered and evaluated through funded clinical networks.
     
  • Providing telehealth services for patients and families will enable regular monitoring of patients who have long term health needs and will improve access to care for patients who live in geographically remote locations.
     
  • Networks will facilitate the co-location of other subspecialties in order to manage the complex needs of patients with gastroenterology, liver and complex nutrition needs.