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NHS must monitor time from presentation to treatment for all child patients, report says

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 27 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5138
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

Many clinical staff working with children have inadequate training in paediatrics and child health, a new report says.1

The report was commissioned by the health secretary for England, Andrew Lansley, to help the government develop a new strategy, to be published later this year, for improving the care of young people. Published by the independent Children and Young People’s Health Outcome Forum, the new report says that many staff working with children in the NHS are trained only in adult healthcare. It says that some staff working with children in the NHS “do not have sufficient training in physical and mental health to be able to undertake their …

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