I am delighted to announce that Kwang Yang Lee has been awarded a BSPGHAN award for innovation in recognition of his significant achievements. You will be aware that Kwang Yang has redeveloped the BSPGHAN web site to offer a professional appearance, high quality illustrations and ease of navigation, giving the site the refreshment that was due. The award was also given for appreciation of the Covid Information Hub, helping members stay informed during the pandemic and for organising the regular BSPGHAN endorsed Zoom teaching for trainees. I am sure you will wish to congratulate him on this award. Please also get in touch if you can offer remote teaching e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Principles to help paediatricians talk to children and families about returning to school. https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-talking-children-families-about-returning-school-guiding-principles
BSPGHAN has been working in partnership with the RCPCH on Speciality specific advice to help describe those patients who may be extremely vulnerable. This advice is being coordinated with all stakeholders including NHS, Gov.uk and charitable partners.
ESPGHAN COVID-19 parental advice guide.
This short guide provides information and guidance for parents on gut, liver and nutritional conditions in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find the parental advice guide by clicking here.
JAG accreditation: Supplementary environment guidance following the COVID-19 pandemic
This guidance provides a framework to assist endoscopy services to adapt their environment following the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be used by all endoscopy services in the UK and will be referred to during accreditation assessments. Restoration of services will vary significantly and so this guidance provides practical points for consideration locally and BSPGHAN Endoscopy Working Group is working on paediatric specific support for recovery of endoscopy services
I hope this bulletin finds you and your families in continuing good health. Looking after your mental wellbeing has never been so important. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need support during these challenging times and we can signpost you resources to support you.
Sue Protheroe, e-mail President@bspghan.org.uk
BSPGHAN President May 17th 2020